Oh wow. Annie Murphy just won a Xeric Foundation grant for self-publishing this comic about 19th-century spiritualist Achsa Sprague.
Here’s her blog. She does work about symbols, all in glorious black and white. You wouldn’t know it, but I like black and white everything more than color. Almost all the time.
Here’s a link to an interview with her. I really really love this work and need to get my hands on a copy. Self-publishing ladies! 19th century Spiritualism! Trance mediums! Sex-magic!