Buddy Bradley, Vol. 1: Hey, Buddy!

Buddy Bradley Vol Hey Buddy If there could be such a thing as grunge comics this is it In fact even Seattle Weekly said Twenty years from now when people wonder what it was like to be young in s Seattle the only record

  • Title: Buddy Bradley, Vol. 1: Hey, Buddy!
  • Author: Peter Bagge
  • ISBN: 9781560971139
  • Page: 473
  • Format: Paperback
  • If there could be such a thing as grunge comics, this is it In fact, even Seattle Weekly said, Twenty years from now, when people wonder what it was like to be young in 1990s Seattle, the only record we ll have is Peter Bagge s Hate Hey Buddy collects the first five issues of Bagge s Hate, a hip account of the life of Buddy Bradley This book is a must for the coffeehIf there could be such a thing as grunge comics, this is it In fact, even Seattle Weekly said, Twenty years from now, when people wonder what it was like to be young in 1990s Seattle, the only record we ll have is Peter Bagge s Hate Hey Buddy collects the first five issues of Bagge s Hate, a hip account of the life of Buddy Bradley This book is a must for the coffeehouse crowd.

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    1. In this book, Buddy shows the reader round the cheap Seattle apartment he shares with two roommates, works in a second-hand bookstore from which he steals on a regular basis to develop his personal collection, is inconveniently visited by his violent younger brother, picks up a freebie from a grumpy old comic-book collector, briefly considers launching some kind of fanzine or making a movie with a camcorder, tries to have dinner with his girlfriend, and finally annoys and offends the few friends [...]

    2. I read this a good number of years back, and I am re-reading the entire run, since I had missed a couple volumes. I had forgotten how wordy Bagge's comics are, but that's not a bad thing, since the dialog is so dead on with its nastiness and misanthropy. The characters are ugly, obnoxious, and frequently stupid, but oh so reflective of many real people. Ultimately the whole thing is funny as hell, and Bagge's ability to hold a dirty mirror up towards society is undeniable. Just don't expect to f [...]

    3. Following my reading/review of The Bradleys I snatched this down off the shelf for a quick re-read.Moving on from the magazine sized NEAT STUFF, Bagge decided to focus an ongoing book - HATE - on the ne'er-do-well elder son of the Bradley clan and his adventures after ditching his NJ home. So here he is, settled in Seattle as the the "Seattle Scene" (grunge, Starbucks, heroin) was coming to a head. This was a timely move to a well-chosen setting - although because of the small size of this colle [...]

    4. Oh man, I love me some cynicism and it's really nice to be able to relate to Buddy Bradley on one level and be totally fucking thankful I'm not nearly as bad as he is. But I guess that's the point. To point out the snobby, nihilistic monster in all of us and also make said pointing out fucking hilarious and hinting at some universal truths that stretch far beyond the gruge-era 90s. The perfect comix series for my mid-20s, for sure.

    5. Hate is right! What a compelling concoction of self and otherwise loathing of people. Like a few books that you read on uncomfortable topics, you appreciate the artistry and skill but maybe don't love what it's saying. What a constricted bunch of people!

    6. Prvých 7 príbehov o vandrákovi, budižkničemovi o tom, aké strašné je žiť v Seattle s parťákmi. Vlastne žiť s parťákmi. Vlastne žiť. Nič dokopy nemá, pracuje v antikvariáte, chlastá, hulí, spí s otravnými ženami, kradne, podvádza a klame. Vraj undergroudoví predchodcovia Simpsonovcov. Nezdá sa mi. Každý ďalší príbeh si dám újsť.

    7. Peter Bagge, Hey, Buddy! (Fantagraphics Books, 1993)The first collection of Buddy strips from underground zine Hate, Hey, Buddy! is probably not what you're expecting if you're new to Peter Bagge and unfamiliar with Hate (which is far less about, well, hate than one would expect). Buddy sits around, annoys his roommates (who annoy him in return), has a relationship that's failing more than it's succeeding, etc. Mildly amusing, but most likely a “you had to be there” phenomenon ultimately ( n [...]

    8. Historia original y bestial como ella sola. En cuanto a la edición argentina: linda encuadernación, muy buena traducción, pésima periodicidad, todavía estoy esperando el tomo 2. De todos modos me salió muy barato así que tampoco me quejo con demasiado énfasis. Si algún día se digna a salir el #2, espero animarme a darle una chance.

    9. It largely is what it is - early Bagge work, good characterization, unique art. It's very much a product of its time, and that's not a bad thing here, especially since I was 10 around the time being discussed.All and all a good read. I'll be happily grabbing the next Hate volume.

    10. I read these comics when they came out in the 90's, and they were spot on then. I miss comic artists who can really draw expressively. I've read a lot of cartoonists/graphic book authors, a and for my money, Mr. Bagge is still the best

    11. This is where the story starts. Peter Bagge made a great character out of Buddy Bradley, who can be at any turn of the plot despicable, sympathetic, incredibly stupid, unfortunately smart and always guardedly cynical. What a dumb review this is. The pictures are really funny.

    12. If you Google my name, you'll find a short email exchange on the Suck archives between Peter Bagge and myself regarding a comic he did satirizing the Electronic Retailing Associations annual award show.

    13. Matt and I read aloud.The art in this book was interesting, but I didn't particularly like, well, anyone and thus was happy when it was over. Nice slice of life of early 90s Seattle, though, if you are interested.

    14. Hate lies somewhere between Bugs Bunny, The Simpsons and The Young & The Restless. If it had a soundtrack, it would be by one of those arcane, forgotten 90's grunge bands like Tad.

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