Bud Grace

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Bud Grace
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Bud Grace at Gothenburg Book Fair 2004
Born c. 1944
Chester, Pennsylvania
Nationality American
Area(s) Writer, penciller, inker
Pseudonym(s) Buddy Valentine
Notable works
The Piranha Club

Bud Grace (born c. 1944)[1] is a cartoonist, who has worked on the comic strip Ernie, whose title was later changed to Piranha Club in the United States. He also drew Babs and Aldo comic strip for King, under the pseudonym Buddy Valentine. Grace was born in Chester, Pennsylvania, grew up in Florida, and currently resides in Oakton, Virginia.

Grace has a Ph.D. in physics from Florida State University,[2] and worked as a nuclear physicist at FSU before turning cartoonist 1979. He frequently makes appearances in his own comic strip where he often ends up in a straitjacket.

In 1989 the Swedish Academy of Comic Art awarded Bud Grace with the Adamson Statuette,[1] and Grace received the National Cartoonist Society Newspaper Comic Strip Award for 1993 for his work on the strip.[3]


  1. ^ a b "Bud Grace, Creator of The Piranha Club". The Cartoonists. Archived from the original on 2007-12-15. Retrieved 2007-12-12. 
  2. ^ King Features Syndicate: Bud Grace bio Archived October 31, 2006, at the Wayback Machine.
  3. ^ "About Piranha Club". King Features Syndicate. Retrieved 2007-12-12. 

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