Underground Comics presentation by Diane Rodgers

A Brief, informal history of the origin of the modern underground comic

Diane Rodgers, Sheffield Hallam University

Diane Rodgers gave a brief, informal history and background of the origin of the modern underground coming from Robert Crumb, Peter Bagge and Daniel Clowes to the more personal and diary-form of comics looking at the work of Julie Doucet, Jefferry Brown, Craig Thompson and Julia Wertz. She also discussed her own personal relationship with underground comics and fanzines, and how they have inspired and continue to affect her own creations under her persona as Miss Tassles.

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The first half of the presentation gave us a whistle stop tour of some of key comic artists…

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Screen Shot 2016-02-04 at 16.38.25The second part focused on her own work as an underground comic artist…

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There were some ideas about comics as a medium and how this compares to other visual media…

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Missy Tassles blog of her comics can be found here.


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