Peter Bagge has been a professional cartoonist for 35 years working in the alternative comic and graphic novel fields. He was heavily inspired by MAD magazine and Warner Brothers cartoons. He is best known for this series HATE featuring the autobiographical character Buddy Bradley. The series ran in the nineties and was associated with the grunge movement. Recently he has shifted his practice into writing comics about history including his first full-length biographical work Woman Rebel about Margaret Sanger. He is currently working on books about Zora Neale Hurston and Rose Wilder Lane, daughter of Laura Ingels Wilder. Bagge is a professor at Seattle University and the winner of the Harvey Award, the Eagle Award and the Inkpot Award.