has nothing left to prove to the comics world. Best known for the seminal "Hate" and "Neat Stuff,"
more recently Bagge has created a number of miniseries and graphic novels including "Reset," "Other Lives" and "Apocalypse Nerd." He's also created a broad spectrum of work, both fiction and nonfiction, for "Mad Magazine," "Creepy," "Reason Magazine" and many others. One of his particular focuses in recent years has been historical comics, as seen in "Founding Father Funnies," a number of comics published in "Reason" and his upcoming graphic biography of birth control activist and sex educator Margaret Sanger.
Bagge's new book "Other Stuff" collects short comics, but the primary focus -- and its appeal for many readers -- are the collaborations it contains with other writers and artists. Many of the people are Bagge's peers -- Dan Clowes, Adrian Tomine, Gilbert Hernandez -- but there are more, with a roster ranging from Robert Crumb to Alan Moore to Fantagraphics Associate Editor Eric Reynolds. There are parodies of "Dilbert" and "Cathy," stories that poke fun at the comics world, semi-autobiographical tales of suburban couple Chet and Bunny and all of Bagge's stories about "Lovey." Bagge spoke with CBR News about all of this, and more.
Peter Bagge Discusses "Other Stuff," "Rebel Woman" View Story