August 5, 2012
I'm Probably Going To Regret Asking This Question, But...
... Is there a non-stupid list of underground cartoonists out there?
If not, is it possible to make one without being bogged down into definitional battles and other things that make rational people want to stab their eyes out? It seems like if we admit that some people can belong to multiple groupings that this is slightly easier than trying to define the entirety of someone's creative output by one label. It also seems that we should have enough of a sense of alternative comics now as its own distinct body that we wouldn't get bogged down there. Maybe I'm dreaming.
So, to start, swiping from here and there:
Gary Arlington, Robert Armstrong, Edward Barker, Joel Beck, Vaughn Bode, Tim Boxell, Michele Brand, Roger Brand, Mary K. Brown, John Burnham, Leslie Cabarga, Lyn Chevely, Daniel Clyne, Ron Cobb, Guy Colwell, Richard Corben, Sally Cruikshank, Robert Crumb, Howard Cruse, Charles Dallas, Mal Dean, George DiCaprio, Kim Deitch, Simon Dietch, Don Dohler, Harry Driggs (aka R. Diggs), Hunt Emerson, Joyce Farmer, Shary Flenniken, Jim Franklin, Larry Fuller, Melinda Gebbie, David Geiser, Mervin Gilbert (aka Mervinius), Phoebe Gloeckner, Larry Gonick, Grass Green, Justin Green, Rick Griffin, Bill Griffith, Gary Hallgren, George Hansen, Cligg Harper, Rory Hayes, Rand Holmes, Greg Irons, Jaxon, Shawn Kerri, Hank Kingfish, Jay Kinney, Denis Kitchen, Aline Kominsky-Crumb, Krystine Kryttre, George Kuchar, Jerry Lane, Gary Leib, Bobby London, Pete Loveday, Jay Lynch, Mad Peck, Pete Poplaski, Lee Marrs, Andy Martin, Paul Mavrides, Willy Mendes, Chris Mettz, George Metzger, Michael McMillan, Jim Mitchell, Victor Moscoso, Willy Murphy, Diane Noomin, Dan O'Neill, Jim Osborne, Pete Poplaski, John Pound, Revilo, Ted Richards, Leonard Rifas, Larry Rippee, Trina Robbins, Spain Rodriguez, Sharon Rudhal, Joe Schenkman, Fred Schrier, Dori Seda, Martin Sharp, Gilbert Shelton, Dave Sheridan, Barry Siegel, Bruce Simon, Ned Sonntag, Art Spiegelman, Frank Stack, Barney Steel, Bhob Stewart, Steve Stiles, William Stout, Joyce Sutton, Bryan Talbot, John Thompson, Larry Todd, Robert Triptow, Tom Veitch, Bruce Walthers, M. Wartella, Larry Welz, Mack White, Gary Whitney, Robert Williams, Skip Williamson, Becky Wilson, S. Clay Wilson, Mary Wings, Yossarian.
I'm grateful to everyone that suggested updates; thanks, folks
posted 5:15 pm PST
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