After having been ripped off countless times in the past 25 years, Peter Bagge’s BRADLEYS comics have been given a pilot deal at Fox. Flog reports that Bagge is writing the pilot for an animated series, which will deal with über-slacker Buddy Bradley’s teen-aged years with Butch, Babs, and the ‘rents.
This is actually at least Bagge’s second go-round with TV, as he had a pilot development deal with MTV back in the ’90s. Hopefully, his brand of painfully honest but manically inventive social satire will fit in better with the existing Fox lineup of dysfunctional families.
As if that isn’t enough, we seem to be entering the Bagge Deacde, as this article reveals he’s teaching writing at Seattle University, has just finished a Vertigo graphic novel, and is trying to develop a line of graphic novel bios of “independent and influential” women, such as Zora Neale Hurston, Margaret Sanger, Rose Wilder Lane, Laura Ingalls, Ayn Rand, Betty MacDonald, and Isabel Paterson.
While Bagge says he doesn’t have a publisher lined up, we can think of a few who are looking for just this kind of educational/historical material, so go for it, people.