An alternative by any other name : genre-splicing and mainstream genres in alternative comics

@inproceedings{Singsen2014AnAB,
  title={An alternative by any other name : genre-splicing and mainstream genres in alternative comics},
  author={Doug Singsen},
  year={2014}
}
  • Doug Singsen
  • Published 2014
Alternative comics are typically defined by the supposed absence of superheroes and other mainstream genres, yet these genres have appeared repeatedly in key examples of alternative comics, including works by Chris Ware, Daniel Clowes, Charles Burns, Art Spiegelman, and Jaime Hernandez. These cartoonists’ use of mainstream genres takes the form of what I… CONTINUE READING