24 Hours of Webcomics: STRONG FEMALE PROTAGONIST

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STRONG FEMALE PROTAGONIST is a relative newcomer to the world of webcomics.  Written by Brennan Lee Mulligan and drawn by New York School of the Visual arts student Molly Ostertag, it was initiated in 2012 and already boasts three issues ranging in length from 22 to 50 or more pages. As the title suggests, the comic follows Ostertag’s own goal to depict “no nonsense women getting things done” in her comics. The webcomic’s protagonist, Alison Green, has retired from a career as a super-strong, invincible hero at the ripe age of 21 to pursue a college degree, but of course, complications arise, largely spurred on by her attraction to social activism. The comic is refreshingly modern in its everyday details and conveys a lot of the texture of generational experience in the 21st century, but also holds on to its own brand of humor and builds on the central appeal of its would-not-be heroine.

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