The Buddy Chronicles Author:Peter Bagge A collection of three previous collections of Peter Bagge's comics which contains Hey, Buddy; Buddy the Dreamer and The Bradleys — Hey, Buddy is an outrageous and hilarious collection of the first five comics in the popular Hate comic series. It explores the conundrum of true love in Seattle in the 90s. The life... more » and times of Buddy Bradley and his urban hipster friends unfold in the pages of Hey, Buddy as Buddy embarks on a daunting journey to discover true romance in an urban world saturated with advertising and lunacy. A bible for the grunge era, adult comic fans will enjoy this comedic romp replete with the world's worst bands, barely functioning psychotics and relationships from hell.
Collecting issues #6-10 of Hate in glorious, crosshatched, black-and-white glory, Buddy the Dreamer includes the single most popular Bagge story ever: the 47-page graphic novella "Follow That Dream." Takes readers into the heart of the American Grunge Dream, following Buddy's job as the manager of a no-talent Seattle punk band, Leonard & the Love Gods, fronted by none other than his sleazebag pal Stinky! This story captures the frenzy, glory, and abject misery of lowlife rock 'n' roll like no writer, cartoonist, or moviemaker ever has. This volume also includes "Valerie's Parents," in which Buddy follows his classy girlfriend Val into the wilds of suburbia for a close personal encounter with her yuppie parents; "Paranoia Rules Supreme," the excruciating tale of a narrowly-averted romantic mishap between Black ?ber-nerd George Hamilton III and semi-psychotic waif punkette Lisa; and, as the topper, "The Nut," in which a despondent and girlfriendless Buddy sinks so low as to consider reigniting his affair with Lisa ? climaxing in the by-now-infamous potato-sack-on-the-kitchen-table lay!
The Bradleys: the Bradleys are like the Simpsons gone bad. A family of misfits, nerds and losers, they leave a wake of disaster as they tromp through their middle-American lives. Keen wit and master of caricature Peter Bagge takes the expression of suburban angst and rage to new levels of comic cruelty with the volatile Bradley brood. As Mom goes back to work, the kids torture each other, Dad fixates on the TV and Sis pours out her heart to "Dear Diary," you'll find their folly universally, frighteningly funny.« less