Calling all comic fans!
I stumbled upon this really cool comics website called Cartoon Movement that allows individuals to privately publish comics, free of publisher bias and media control...and the articles have been of a very high quality. They also maintain a blog that covers "behind the scenes" for the various comics published on the website.
|Front page of Cartoonmovement.com (illustration by Richard and Slavomir Svitalsky).|
|From "Inside the Favelas", art by Maumau.|
Rather than a colorful and vibrant environment that is troubled by drugs, "Inside the Favelas" paints a very grey picture of favela life, where drug gangs provide a form of governance and the effects of government crackdowns. For me at least, "City of God" comes to mind...and you can contrast these comics with a BBC report on a police crackdown in a favela.
|From "BOOM!", art by Ryan Alexander-Tanner.|
If you have time to read some comics, I highly recommend you to visit this site! A lot of great work has been published on the website.