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Levitation Story (untitled) page 1 by naha-def
Mary Anning's revenge by JohannesVIII
Aurora by JuliaNikitina
i am an ALT page 28 by naha-def
Autobiography
Ansiedad 01 by jacarvajal
Ansiedad 02 by jacarvajal
Vipers 7: Fatal Error by Gargantuan-Media
The End of the Heisei (2 of 2) by naha-def
Dramatic
Life Sucks ~ GHHG book one by KaizenKitty
Comic Page 15 by Super-Chi
Comic Page 14 by Super-Chi
Percy Fawcett and the Temple of Oblivion by mistermuck
Humour
Comic Page 19 by Super-Chi

Mature Content

Facing the Deadline page 1 by funnyfuse1

Mature Content

Facing the Deadline- Page 2 by funnyfuse1

Mature Content

Facing the Deadline- Page 3 by funnyfuse1
World-Educational
the Information Economy 2 of 2 by naha-def
the Information Economy 1 of 2 by naha-def
Making Star Wars Great Again by naha-def
AMMIT by KendraJK
All-ages
The Mad Engeeneer 10a by pyraker
Comic Page 16 by Super-Chi
Twisted Webcomic Book 1 page 1 by gabrieldevue
Twisted Webcomic Book 1 last page by gabrieldevue
Surreal
Convalescence by madbaumer37
Colour Theory by Super-Chi
Comic Page 12 by Super-Chi
Comic Page 06 by Super-Chi
Comic Jam
Comic Jam 8 by MerrymanComics
Wander - Comic Jam 5 by Azawindam
Heat- Comic Jam 7 by Azawindam
That Thing - Comic Jam 6 by DarkRiver4

Would you like to join Alt Comix?

Of course, I'd love for you to!

Note: PLEASE JOIN MEMBERS, NOT CONTRIBUTORS. Members contribute based on votes, contributors help do management. So, new people should join members.


SUBMISSION RULES

Basically, reaching beyond web-comix. If you think your comics fit the pattern of Drawn & Quarterly, Fantagraphics, Alternative Press, Top Shelf and so on, you should submit here. That is, not genre specific, hopefully more idiosyncratic pieces. The borderline for my tastes and my definition of alternative comics is probably something like Oni Press or Heavy Metal.

As for quality, that's hard to say. It's case by case. Hopefully I see your effort in the piece.

:bulletblack: The stuff I personally want to avoid for the time being are the things which I don't enjoy seeing so much, but also the things which overwhelm Deviant Art comic scenes:

1) Manga. There is good manga, but usually it is done in Japan. I've never seen any Western manga I've enjoyed.

2) Gag strips with the same pictures duplicated in each panel, maybe a little change, and obvious computer lettering. This is a real negative trend for web comics, and I'm dismayed by it.

3) Superheroes/100% pure genre work. This is hard, because I really enjoy some superhero comics, but they are too heavily synonymous with comics, especially in the States. And they are greatly over-represented in Deviant Arts comic groups. Pop culture riffs also fall into this category.

4) Furries. Too alternative for me.

5) Really unfinished stuff. For example, pencil sketches. Unless you'd print it and publish it as a finished pencil piece, this isn't a great place for that.

6) porn comics. There are better places for that than here. Everything in its right place.

7) Stuff being submitted to dozens and dozens of groups. Of course you want to promote yourself, but we also want you to be a member of this one and not simply use us without care to what the group's aims are.

8) Covers and standalone images that aren't comics (ask yourself 'is it sequential?' before submitting) though exceptions can be made for splash pages of regularly submitted comics.

9) Hate art (art discriminating against people based on gender, race, sexuality, disability, etc). Controversial themes are okay, discrimination is not. Should go without saying.

It seems negative to define the page by what it isn't, but that is one way to develop an identity.


When submitting, please submit to the category of you feel appropriate. If you feel the folder sections too constraining, feel free to recommend a new category here: alt-comix.deviantart.com/blog/…

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Basically, reaching beyond standard publishing and web comics. If you think your comics fit the pattern of Drawn & Quarterly, Fantagraphics, Alternative Press, Top Shelf and so on, you should submit here.
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I've hosted this group since I joined Deviant Art, about five years ago, because I don't draw Batman, and felt pretty out of place in the majority of DA groups.  The silence has been deafening.  I've been happy to see other groups come in, like Serious Comics.  But ultimately, I'm not so interested in cultivating things here anymore.  After a few months co-modding, I've shifted the reigns to Oly-rrr.  She seems to be passionate about underground comics, and enjoys Deviant Art, so she is more suitable than me.  I'll still be online and part of the group, but from now on, she's in charge.  Power to you, Oly!
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LuckiNeko Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Do u accept fan comics?
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Oly-RRR Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2017  Professional General Artist
Fan comics that DON'T fall under genre-specific stuff (superheroes, typical anime, etc) and don't break submission rules in other ways are okay.
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LuckiNeko Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
I understand, I was worried that my gamora alternative/punk rock au story project would offend the group.
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Oly-RRR Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2017  Professional General Artist
Don't worry, it's not a question of offending anyone (unless it's actually offensive material, as in hate art) - some works fit for this group, others are for other groups, don't take it personally. There's a lot of groups out there! :)
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animangaboy Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2017
Hi, do you accept Horror comics?? 
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Oly-RRR Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2017  Professional General Artist
Depends on a specific comic, really - I think some of the comics in the group could come under the genre of Horror. :)
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animangaboy Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2017
Is that YES, that allowed gore, bloodly, graphic stuff??
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Oly-RRR Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2017  Professional General Artist
There are too many levels of graphic to just easily define the limits. Try and submit something, then we'll see, it's not a big deal. :)
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LuckiNeko Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I dream of an alternative/indie fancomic of Gamora from Guardian as a alt-rock goddess, escaping from Thanos when she was a teenager, she crashed to earth and discover the alternative rock scene, from iggy pop, Lou reed, David Bowie and Pattie Smith, to Sex Pistols, Black Flag, the Ramones, the runaways, Bad Brains, and Minor Threat to Joy Division , The Cure, Bauhaus, Siouxsie Sioux, to the Jam, the Smiths, Th Jesus and Mary Chain , the Cramps, The Meteors,the gun Club, the Specials, My Bloody Valentine, the Damned, and so on. She still has assassin skills, for bodyguard, she plays guitar as much she weld a sword..
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