Peter Bagge

Local cartoonist Peter Bagge's new collection, Everybody Is Stupid Except for Me, And Other Astute Observations (Fantagraphics, $16.99) takes a national and political perspective. These are strips that first appeared in Reason magazine, far from the grunge homeland where he made his name in the 1990s. Among his satiric subjects with local ties are "My Very Own Monorail" (that from 2005) and a strip on subsidized sports stadiums called "Let's All Give Money to the Rich Man" (from 2007). The latter, of course, followed the new Mariners and Seahawks facilities; and it preceded the final negotiations with the Sonics' out-of-state owners. And we all know how that turned out. After the signing, he joins fellow Can You Imagine? bandmate Steve Fisk in a musical performance at the nearby Jules Maes Saloon. BRIAN MILLER

Sat., July 11, 7-9 p.m., 2009

 
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