Peter Bagge

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Peter Bagge is an American comics artist and creator of Hate, Neat Stuff, Martini Baton, and Sweatshop. His stories often use black humored prose and wildly cartoonish art to dramatize the reduced expectations of middle-class Americans, especially youth.

He was born in Peekskill, New York. In the mid-'70s he briefly attended the School of Visual Arts in New York. He edited Weirdo from 1983 to 1986.

'Hate', his best known work, became popular within the grunge rock movement among people who were not comics fans.

One of the most successful of the alternative comics creators, Bagge has recently adopted some customs of mainstream comics - comics produced by a 'team', the subject matter of his latest effort Sweatshop is less edgy, and it's published by mainstream publisher DC Comics.

In 2005, Bagge produced a new 6-part series, Apocalypse Nerd, published by Dark Horse.

Peter Bagge lives in Seattle, contributes to Reason and MAD Magazine and pens the coveted "Adventures of Batboy" for the Weekly World News.

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