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Community Spaces, Alternative Marketplaces: Indie Comics and Culture

Over the last decade, the growth of independent, “indie,” or creator-owned comics has broadened the comic book landscape and birthed a new wave of creators who aren’t adhering to conventional standards. The demand for non-superhero material from publishers outside of the Big Two (Marvel and DC) has empowered creators to carve out their own space…

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Strangers in Paradise Rantrospective Part 1: She Will Never Break This Chain

Content Warning: this retrospective mentions abuse and sexual assault If I were to do a quick Google search, I could find webcomics featuring anything I can imagine: gay centaur Westerns, wild overarching epics with diverse casts, and autobiographical tales featuring authors of almost every gender, sexuality, and race. While comic books on the direct market keep…