Peter Bagge

Artist Peter Bagge will show off a form of panels from Hate, his pioneering local grunge-era comic book series. Now, with kids born in that beflanneled, befuddled, pre-hiptard era entering their teen years, it’s appropriate that local shop Manik Skateboards should put graphic history beneath their Vans—is that what the kids are wearing today?—on the decks of a new line of boards. Oh, the indignity ’90s slacker hero Buddy Bradley would feel! He’d protest! He’d get angry at the desecration of his own cherished Jet City youth and memories! Then he’d probably collect beer money from all the underage skate punks and drink it with them on the curb outside 7-Eleven. He’d tell them what it was like to hear the Melvins, Mother Love Bone, and Mudhoney for the first time. (Sigh.) This event launches the new Bagge design line, and should provide an opportunity for older riders to bitch about how kids today don’t really understand or appreciate what good music is about anymore. Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery, 1201 S. Vale St., 658-0110, www.fantagraphics.com. Free. 6–9 p.m. BRIAN MILLER

Sat., May 17, 6-9 p.m., 2008

 
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