In the 1960's Japanese comic book artists were drawing/publishing alternative comics for the Japanese comic/manga industry. These alternative comics were compiled into a magazine called GARO. Looking back at history, this was a time period when I was't even born but none the less really cool, alternative comics were being produced for the sake of an audience looking for something fresh and different from the mainstream. It was nitty gritty, experimental, violent, highly controversial but also very influential. This magazine isn't produced any more but I would have really wanted to get my hands on a few of these magazines just so I could read some of the materials that were being produced back then. There was something very punk rock about their work and I really appreciate this kind of style. Other artists or publications that come into mind are of the Robert Crumb materials and the classic horror comics that were published in the states back in the days.