So James Danky,
To be honest I was not entirely impressed by his presentation and I was hoping to see more comics then what he showed. But taking away from the presentation James Danky is what the world of library Science would call a radical.
He has most notably collected the zines from underground subcultures while working with the Wisconsin Historical Society.
In his lecture last week, Danky discussed the role of the underground comic book and how it has transformed the economic mainstream of comics books. If it wasn't for the underground would Marvel or DC comics make blockbuster hits from there most famous heroes?
I've never been a big fan of comic books but I will say that artist like Guy Delisle who use art to make a political commentary on the countries he explores using the graphic art as his medium is both artistically pleasing ,entertaining and politically informative.