|Arts and farts
||[Oct. 16th, 2007|09:16 am]
I bought a page of original art to add to my ever growing collection. I'm a long time Buddy Bradley fan and Peter Bagge's Hate is the inspiration for Gabagool!. So when I recently snagged a sweet promotion at work I decided to treat myself to a page of art from one of my favorite comic books ever.
This is page 5 from Hate #14. It's the issue where Buddy sneaks off to a dinner party thrown by his ex-girlfriend Valerie. It's one of the funniest issues of the series and I'm psyched to own a piece of it. Check it out:
You can see the page prominently displayed next to the other pieces in my collection, which up until now was a an exclusive collection of Alex Robinson and Mike Dawson art.
The piece of the plane is the aborted first page of Gabagool! #5. It's part two of the "Hedonism" storyline. I dug this page a lot. The page that wound up kicking issue #5 off is better for the story, but this page is a testament to Dawson's ability as a first-class drawerer guy.
The piece in the middle of the top row is the ONLY page of Alex Robinson's Tricked that is not in the hands of A-Rob. I love this page. It's my favorite page in the book because it focuses on the fat, mean cat...who is modeled after A-rob's fat, mean cat which i adore almost as much as my fat, sweet cat. This was a birthday gift to me from my wife and Alex. I love it so much.
Starting the second row is Alex's contribution to my Chris Radtke's Everyday comic. I only printed up one hundred copies of it and sold out of them at SPX in 2004. I don't think I will every print up more. I like that it's rare. Fills me with a false sense of importance.
The last picture is the cover of Gabagool! #2. Easily my favorite drawerering that Mike Dawson has ever done. When coming up with that cover, which is actually a gag for the story "The Meatery" I wanted it to evoke imagery of St. Francis of Assisi. St. Francis always was depicted with animals. He's my favorite Catholic saint!
Missing is Tony Consiglio's contribution to Chris Radtke's Everyday. My old friend Jed Davis, who did the layout for the comic has it. Considering Jed is a babycry and won't speak to me anymore, chances are I won't ever get it back. Why won't he speak to me? Because he's a babycry and kind of insane. the details are too retarded to go into. But Jed actually brings this whole thing full circle, because ten years ago I lent him all my Hate comics and I never got them back. You can say that Jed has all my Hate!