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Robinette, Nicholas. "Ally Sloper, Escape Magazine and the Situation of English Comics." European Comic Art 10. (2017): 84–102. 
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Resource type: Journal Article
Language: en: English
Peer reviewed
DOI: 10.3167/eca.2017.100206
BibTeX citation key: Robinette2017
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Categories: General
Keywords: "Ally Sloper", "Escape Magazine", Gifford. Denis, Gravett. Paul, Nationalism, Stanbury. Peter, United Kingdom
Creators: Robinette
Collection: European Comic Art
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The comics anthologies Ally Sloper and Escape magazine began publication in the 1970s and 1980s. They inherited a complex national situation, one in which locally produced comics always had to compete with foreign imports, primarily superhero comics from the United States. Each of these pioneering anthologies sought to create a space for small press and independent English comics and a wider sense of the history and potential of the medium, but in doing so, they had to negotiate a history and market shaped by the consumption of comics from the United States. Placing the anthologies within this larger situation, this article interprets the work of these various editors in terms of the national and cosmopolitan strategies they deployed as they sought to further develop English comics.
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