Here is the latest cool comic book moment in our year-long look at one cool comic book moment a day (in no particular order whatsoever)! Here‘s the archive of the moments posted so far!
Someone asked for some Bagge, so darnit people, you’re going to get some Bagge! And some EARLY Bagge at that! And remember, Bagge is not material meant for all ages!
Neat Stuff was a series Peter Bagge did for Fantagraphics in the mid-1980s. For a cartoonist who was only in his late 20s at the time, Bagge was already extremely accomplished as a sequential artist.
The series was an anthology of a few different characters, but as time went by, the Bradley family became more and more of a prominent part of the comic, and Buddy Bradley is likely Bagge’s most famous character (Buddy moved to Seattle and was the star of Bagge’s follow-up to Neat Stuff, Hate). Some time this month, I’ll pick out a particularly good Bradley comic (there are tons of them) from Neat Stuff, but for now, I just wanted to show a simple one-off strip by Bagge from Neat Stuff #1 that I think shows his skills quite well, including his offbeat sense of humor.
The ending would be “the” moment for me.