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Daniel Clowes and Seth in “Spot the Alternative Cartoonists”

Can you find the acclaimed comics creators behind The Death-Ray and The Great Northern Brotherhood of Canadian Cartoonists in this photograph by Adrian Tomine from their trip to the Miami Book Fair? Just be patient and keep searching — I’m sure you’ll see them in there eventually!

Move over, Ana Alexandrino’s photo of Killoffer — there’s a new sheriff of Awesome Pictures of Cartoonists-Town.



Clowes is almost dead center in white shirt-bald with shades.
Seth is is in an overcoat-with glasses and fedora.

Not to get too off topic, but I am so sick of that stupid “alternative” term that’s been used in both the comic and music industries.

Alternative Cartoonist? Alternative to what? They’re cartoonists, plain and simple. They produce comics.

Yes they don’t produce SUPERHERO comics, but ya know, not all comics are superhero ones.

You know what’s alternative to a comic book? A book of prose with no pictures.

(steps off soapbox…….)

Richard: in relation to comics and music, the term comes from that material being an alternative to the mainstream back when that alternative output was largely underground. Although it’s not quite that way these days, the name has stuck and won’t go away anytime soon.

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