Bucko Comes to Print With Artist and Writer Annotations

Two of my favorite comic people, Jeff Parker (Underground, X-Men First Class) and Erika Moen (DAR), teamed up to create the webcomic Bucko, a pointed satire of Portland subcultures revolving around a guy who discovers a dead body in a bathroom and the weirdos he runs into as a result.

Dark Horse is releasing the collected strips in a hardcover on Wednesday. I admit, I wasn’t thrilled with the Juggalos and some of the fascination with bodily functions, but Erika’s art makes everything adorable and funny. I reread the whole thing just because it was so entertaining to “listen” to Jeff and Erika talk about making the series in the new annotations included in the book. It was neat seeing the various studio-mate cameos identified, and I gained new appreciation for the breast-feeding Suicide Girl.

Plus, Steve Lieber provides the foreword, talking about working with the two at Periscope Studio, and Parker and Moen’s joint introduction explains how the comic came to be. There is also making-of background information, character sketches, pinups, and a couple of bonus epilogue strips, including the Juggalette’s origin. If you liked the comic, or you meant to read it but never finished, get the book. It’s a good package.

Update: Erika Moen has posted some pictures of the book and its contents.


4 Responses to “Bucko Comes to Print With Artist and Writer Annotations”

  1. Barney Says:

    I can’t imagine an Erika Moen comic that wouldn’t have a “fascination with bodily functions.” It’s sort of her thing.

  2. Nicola Says:

    I read this recently to (review to come) and was pleasantly surprised at how much I enjoyed it. My tastes can run somewhat conservative, but I’m no prude and can enjoy a good laugh. This got a bit vulgar, but never beyond my version of acceptable. I tell ya, you know you are not young any more when you find yourself goggling so many slang words and culture topics!

  3. Johanna Says:

    Barney, ha, good point. I should have been more prepared.

    Great reaction, Nicola! It’s good to have another take on the content.

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