A few years ago, I fell under the spell of two very different films directed by Terry Zwigoff.
One of them, Crumb (1994), was a documentary about the legendary alternative cartoonist; and the other was a teen film made from a comic book by Daniel Clowes, Ghost World (2001).
I felt like I had just discovered a great American art-form that had been hiding under a rock — the world of alternative comics. I spent several months reading nothing but alt-comics. [More on that obsessive period later].
From last year, here's a virgin stab at trying to hand-make a little alt-comics strip.