It’s actually funny that the first alternative publishing press were similar to comics, because in my Comics history class we learned this narrative of this guy William Hogarth being the godfather of comics but it’s cool to learn about other stuff that was starting similarly. I like the idea of print to find comrades to just because I think art should not exist in a vacuum and the purpose can be to find like minded people. It’s also funny to learn about the kind of “underground” movement described because there's the underground comix movement of the 70’s and 80’s, it’s just funny that there’s was actually political action, and our underground comix movement is just R. Crumb disrespecting women lol. It’s also pretty interesting to think that a tool of political rebellion could also be used inversely as a tool of propaganda, brainwashing, etc.