Alexis Garcia on How Artists Are Using New Platforms to Bypass Gatekeepers in the Comic Book Industry


"Any time you don't have to ask permission is awesome. And now you don't," says Jason McNamara, an award-winning graphic novelist based in northern California. As Alexis Garcia reports, McNamara is just one of many in the comics community turning away from traditional publishing and toward digital platforms like Kickstarter and comiXology to finance and publish their work. Artists, Garcia explains, are using new platforms to bypass gatekeepers and grow the comic book industry.