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Exhibition Comic Art: 120 Years of Panels and Pages

Paper Rodeo, no. 13, 2002. Warren Bernard Collection, Serial and Government Publications Division, Library of Congress (027.00.00)
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“Gary Panter Panther Party,“ Paper Rodeo, no. 12, 2002. Warren Bernard Collection, Serial and Government Publications Division, Library of Congress (027.01.00) ©Joe Grillo, used with permission.
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Inspiration for Alternative Comics

The Fort Thunder Arts Collective of Providence, Rhode Island, began publishing the free comic tabloid newspaper Paper Rodeo in 2000. Although it ran a mere nineteen issues, its influence was considerable to the world of alternative and minicomics publishing. Paper Rodeo drew upon the hand-made comics techniques of the 1990s combined with an underground art aesthetic and provocative subject matter. And like its underground comics predecessors, issues were often distributed at musical venues and conventions.

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