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Committed: Peter Bagge’s “Woman Rebel”

101513_womanrebel2_smIt’s hard for me to describe my excitement about Peter Bagge’s newest offering Woman Rebel: The Margaret Sanger Story (published by Drawn & Quarterly) without underplaying it somehow. For months I anticipated it, wondering if it would be as good as it promised, as good as I hoped. I had no way of knowing how Bagge would handle or approach telling the story of this pioneer of women’s rights and birth control, or if he would be up to the task, but I dearly hoped he would. Today I was finally able to read it and it does not disappoint. I am absolutely delighted to be able to write about this book and grateful to Peter Bagge for providing a fantastic depiction of a female (and human) role model, and an excellent example of the kind of complexity and excitement which the comic book genre is so very suited to. Continue Reading »

Committed: “Reset”, “Seconds”, and Peter Bagge’s New Optimism

021313_resetReset is the story of out-of-work, B-movie comedy actor Guy Krause, whose life has become a series of tabloid story jokes. He’s penniless and out of work when he’s approached to be a guinea pig for a mysterious, virtual reality project which allows the subject to relive and change events from their past. The only control that the subject has over his virtual experience is a “reset” button, which allows him to return to the beginning of his story (his high school graduation) and start all over again. Initially it seems like some kind of dumb game or potential psychotherapy tool, but as the weeks progress the behind-the-scenes workings become increasingly disturbing and we begin to wonder if our heroes sanity is safe…

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Committed: A Double Dose of Peter Bagge

042110_hateannualThis month the world was lucky enough to see two publications by the elusive Peter Bagge: Other Lives and the Hate Annual (#8). How much did these two books enrich the world, in a literary sense, and a human one? Continue Reading »

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