Fantagraphics Buddies Show at Star Clipper

budheaderComics creators Peter Bagge (Hate), Jim Blanchard (Trucker Fags In Denial), and Johnny Ryan (Angry Youth Comix) arrive in the U. City Loop for a gallery reception on Saturday, September 8, showcasing their prints, paintings, posters, books, toys and more.



Fantagraphics Buddies Show at Star Clipper

Featuring Peter Bagge, Johnny Ryan, and Jim Blanchard

September 8 from 7 to 10pm


Star Clipper is pleased to present three of the funniest guys in the funnybook business- Peter Bagge (HATE), Jim Blanchard (TRUCKER FAGS IN DENIAL), and Johnny Ryan (ANGRY YOUTH COMIX) for a gallery reception on Saturday, September 8 from 7 to 10 PM. The show, collecting their prints, paintings, posters, books, toys and more will run until September 29, 2007.


Peter Bagge was born in Peekskill, New York. He studied briefly at the School of Visual Arts in New York City in the mid-'70s. After a stint as the managing editor of R. Crumb's WEIRDO, Bagge co-published three issues of COMICAL FUNNIES. Bagge then started his own comic NEAT STUFF for Fantagraphics Books. In 1990, NEAT STUFF evolved into HATE, chronicling the foibles of NEAT STUFF's most engaging and fully-realized character, Buddy Bradley. Hailed by critics for its brilliant characterization and its sharp dissection of 1990's hipsterdom, HATE continues under the title HATE ANNUAL.


Bagge's distinctive in-your-face illustration style has appeared on many record and CD covers and his comics have been featured in political and social commentary magazines like REASON and websites like Other comic work includes YEAH!, SWEATSHOP, APOCALYPSE NERD and more; illustration work includes HUSTLER, MAD and the OXFORD AMERICAN, and several animation projects. Peter Bagge lives in Seattle.


Jim Blanchard was born in Houston, Texas in 1965 and spent his formative years in Alaska, Ohio, California, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Norway. He graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a Bachelor's degree in Fine Arts in 1987. Since moving to Washington State in 1988, he has taken on a wide range of artistic roles, including: cover artist for books & CDs, spot illustrator for magazines, technical illustrator, comic book artist, silkscreen poster artist, logo designer & art director for Fantagraphics Books, and inker for Peter Bagge's much- lauded HATE comic series. He has also enjoyed success as a gallery artist with his large-scale, graphic art paintings. Jim's graphic influences extend from "low brow" sources (mug shots, vintage record covers, "pulp" illustrations, movie posters, rock posters, underground comix) to "high brow" painters and print artists.


John F. Ryan was born in Boston, MA on November 30, 1970. The disgruntled, post-collegiate Johnny began drawing comics and sending them to his friends, who encouraged him to go legit with his badly scrawled (yet hilarious) artwork. He honed his craft in his self-published title ANGRY YOUTH COMIX, picked up by Fantagraphics Books in 2000 and since collected into two books (PORTAJOHNNY and WHAT'RE YOU LOOKIN' AT?!). AYC has since earned multiple Ignatz, Harvey, and Eisner nominations. Johnny is also the creator of a weekly comic strip, "Blecky Yuckerella", which appears monthly in VICE magazine and weekly in The Portland Mercury (as well as online).


Johnny's unmistakable and hilarious illustration work has appeared in MAD, LA Weekly, National Geographic Kids, Hustler, Cool & Strange Music, The Stranger, Nobleworks greetings cards, Rhino Records, FOX television and elsewhere. His drawings appear in nearly every issue of Nickelodeon magazine under the pen name "Hector Mumbly". He also collaborated with Peter Bagge on AYC and Bagge's HATE ANNUAL and SWEATSHOP titles.


Star Clipper is the region's premier independent retailer of graphic novels, comics, and designer toy collectibles. Star Clipper is located at 6392 Delmar Blvd. in the University City Loop. For more information, please call (314) 725-9110 or visit .

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