Thursday, August 9, 2012

The Adventures of Pete and Pete

Hey guys! Very excited to show you the endpaper pattern I made for the Adventures of Pete and Pete tribute zine "Waiting for October."

If you don't know what Pete and Pete is, first off, shame on you! 
Second, it's a really fantastic live action television program that aired on Nickelodeon in the early 1990s. The show features two brothers with the same name. Older Pete is on the brink of adolescence while little Pete is still solidly a kid. The show nearly perfectly captures what it is like to be a kid, the sort of mythological way in which kids think. Every bully is a super villain, every task a daring adventure to brave. Through older Pete the show also accurately describes the pain of growing up, wanting to stay in that world but knowing that sooner or later things are going to change. The storylines are kooky, hilarious, bizarre, romantic, deeply nostalgic, and at times, kind of tragic. The show also features an amazing soundtrack by the band Polaris (I highly recommend their "Adventures of Pete and Pete" album) and cameos by Iggy Pop, Steve Buscemi, Michael Stipe, LL Cool J, Jeneane Garofolo, and a ton of other great people. 

Super cool cover by Joe Quinones!

The zine is chock-full of Pete-tacular illustrations, comics, poems, and love letters to the show. There's also a fold-out Petunia poster! If you're interested in purchasing a copy you can do so here! The proceeds are going to the VH1 Save the Music Foundation. You can also learn more about the zine on the Waiting for October Tumblr. It's pretty pipe. 

Big thanks to Rachel Edidin and Miles Stokes for putting this all together!

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