Drawing Istanbul's asshole: Turkish punk comics

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This essay sets out to provide answers to these questions, but its primary focus is to trace the influence of the punk subculture in Turkish comics and cartoons, particularly in two magazines, L-Manyak (L-Maniac) and Lombak (Pop Eyed). It outlines the history of the punk subculture in Turkey, discussing how punk has been appropriated by the Turkish youth. The role of cartoonists, who often act as disseminators of underground culture within the mainstream humor magazines, is vital to this process. Since the 1980s, during which the global youth subcultures of metal and punk entered Turkey, cartoonists have been their ambassadors.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication"I'm just a comic book boy"
Subtitle of host publicationessays on the intersection of comics and punk
EditorsChristopher B. Field, Keegan Lannon, Michael David MacBride, Christopher C. Douglas
Place of PublicationJefferson, North Carolina
PublisherMcFarland & Company
Number of pages17
ISBN (Electronic)9781476634982
ISBN (Print)9780786496419
Publication statusPublished - 2019


  • Comics and genre
  • Punk subculture
  • Turkish Cultural history

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