However, for any number of reasons, the industry has more recently been in the doldrums, with the environment particularly difficult in the past decade.
The Covid-19 pandemic has put the economy in the doldrums.
2. 「打從初始，《CCC》就不是從漫畫產業為核心出發，會涉入產業這麼深，完全是無心插柳。」《CCC創作集》主編溫淳雅Wen Chun-ya表示
“From the beginning, the CCC has not been built around the comics industry. In fact, getting so deeply involved with the industry has been a completely serendipitous outcome of the work,” says CCC editor Wen Chun-ya.
serendipitous 機緣湊巧的; 意外的
The incidents resulted from serendipitous blunders.