My name is Tim and I'm just here to talk Alterna and Indie comics!
I've always been in and out of comics. I tried in the 80's (probably 86-88) and just couldn't keep up or catch up. I did like Spider-Man back then. but I mostly had a random assortment of weird horror or sci-fi stuff.
I tried again in the 90's (92-94) with the Image boom, and while the art was amazing, so much of it was hollow storytelling to me.
I kept trying to dip my toes into it every so often after that but nothing stuck. Still, something about Comics always intrigued me.
Anyways, A few years ago I stumbled upon a YouTube video about "Best Non-Super Hero books" or something like that and was surprised that I was interested in most of them. Of course The Walking Dead was on the list and numerous others like Sin City and Maus and a host of others. I guess I never dug deep enough into comics to realize there was more than just super heroes.
Now I have a small but neat collection of graphic novels and singles that are mostly of the non-super hero variety. In my search for more interesting stories I've discovered lots of indie works, particularly on Indiegogo.
I first heard about Alterna from one of the YouTube streams I follow...I don't remember which. but didn't buy anything until the "Because you Demanded It" campaign. I like the short series format of many books at Alterna, I think everything is better when it ends.