While comic books and the comic arts have long held a prominent place in mainstream popular culture, there has always been an “outsider art” streak in the medium, particularly in alternative and underground comix. And outsider comic artists tend toward a strong DIY ethos, up to and including funding their work. Learn about the medium’s alt-history from artist and designer Ganzeer, who recently crowdfunded his debut graphic novel The Solar Grid on Kickstarter, and from Oriana Leckert, Kickstarter’s Senior Outreach Lead for Publishing & Comics, about some of the ways the platform has facilitated innovation and experimentation by queer people, people of color, and other marginalized people whose work is situated outside of the mainstream comics world.
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