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Bud Grace (born c. 1944) is a cartoonist, who has worked on the comic strip Ernie, whose title was later changed to The 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, 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, and Grace received the National Cartoonist Society Newspaper Comic Strip Award for 1993 for his work on the strip
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