Seattle-based cartoonist/artist/musician Pete Bagge is probably best-known for his comic book series Hate, which skewered '90s society and pop culture with relentlessly satirical glee. One of the series' favorite targets was Seattle's grunge scene, and Bagge's poster and album art for local bands and labels -- including the grandaddy of them all, Sub Pop -- reflected his lifelong love of music. Bagge took this affection a step farther in 1996 when he joined the power-pop group Action Suits, which also included cartoonist Al Columbia and Fantagraphic Comics' Eric Reynolds and Andy Schmidt, as the band's drummer/vocalist. During Bagge's stay with the group, the Action Suits released singles like Fun Flies and 4-Track Mind, as well as Cancer Father on Frank Kozik's label, Man's Ruin. In 1999 he collected some of his favorite songs from his ...
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