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Fantasy storytelling often engages with a dark/light struggle, and as writers it’s tempting to portray this on a grand scale to establish a sense of threat and character motivation. It’s far harder to write a nuanced take on this. Izzi Ward’s webcomic Sephie sidesteps potential issues by closely following a

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Black metal cannot be separated from its clichés. Church burnings, satan worship, misanthropia. That the treble-filled, lo-fi recordings can act not only to honor a malevolent deity bent on bringing about the end of the world, but the music can be a literal summoning of that dark force. Corpsepaint, a

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While you may associate enchantment with the occult and a preference for social isolation with extreme metal, alternative hip-hop’s Wicca Phase Springs Eternal suggests that darkness can be translated through the beat of a different drum. Branching off from indie rock’s more conventionally alternative route (a truthful oxymoron), the man

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Joe Blablazo is a comic book artist based out of Denver, CO. We met quickly after I moved to Denver and became close quickly due to our shared devotion to comic books, DIY culture and absurdity in general. Coming from El Paso, TX, where Joe was entrenched in the punk

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To say that comics have had an impact on the art world would be a huge understatement. So many of the artists we’ve covered here have felt their influence and even dabbled in their creation as well. THE MEGACRAP is, in their own words, “a mute, chained, infinite and lowbrow

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I intended to write a review of the Dark Horse graphic novel Aleister & Adolf, but soon I realized that it had to be more than just that, as the message in the graphic novel by Douglas Rushkoff and illustrated by Michael Avon Oeming is just too powerful and meaningful

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