Happy Birthday To Peekskill’s Peter Bagge

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Peter Bagge turns 56 on Wednesday.

PEEKSKILL, N.Y. -- Happy Birthday to Peekskill’s Peter Bagge!

Peter Bagge, who was born in Peekskill turns 56 on Wednesday.

Bagge, a cartoonist, whose best-known work includes the comics "Hate" and "Neat Stuff," was born Dec. 11, 1957.  Bagge won the 1991 Harvey Award for Best Cartoonist. In addition, "Hate" won the 1991 Harvey Award for Best New Series. Bagge was presented with an Inkpot Award at San Diego Comic-Con International 2010 in recognition of his achievements in comics. He was nominated for Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards several times.

Beginning in 1985, Bagge hooked up with alternative comics publisher Fantagraphics to produce his first solo title "Neat Stuff," a wild miscellany that introduced such memorable characters as Girly-Girl, Junior, Studs Kirby, The Bradleys, and Buddy Bradley. He created and authored an all-ages comic series for DC Comics called "Yeah!," about an all-girl rock band, and featuring art by Gilbert Hernandez. The series lasted for nine issues, from 1999 to 2000.

Bagge is the subject of the first volume of TwoMorrows Publishing's new Comics Introspective series of books, published in 2007. Bagge currently plays guitar and sings for his current band, Can You Imagine?, which features Steve Fisk on keyboards.

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