New electronic library resource - underground and independent comics, comix, and graphic novels

The library has recently subscribed to a new electronic collection of underground and independent comics, comix, and graphic novels.

The Underground and Independent Comics, Comix And Graphic Novels collection provides access to a wide variety of alternative comics from the 1960s to today (with a particular focus on those from North America). When completed, the collection will include more than 100,000 pages of materials, including 75,000 pages of primary materials (the comics themselves), and more than 25,000 pages of materials about comics, including interviews, commentary, theory, and criticism – from The Comics Journal and other secondary sources. 

The collection contains scans of both original comics and reprint books. There are a limited number of pre-1960s materials included due to their influence on later works and their overall historical significance. Since many underground comics were anthologies, only those stories for which the providers have received permission from the copyright holders are included.

To search for some of the collection such as the 3 Geeks by Rich Koslowski or Black Cat Crossing by Richard Sala, then visit Library OneSearch or select 'Underground and Independent Comics, Comix, and Graphic Novels' in the 'Find Database' option.

New electronic library resource - underground and independent comics, comix, and graphic novels

Published on 7 September 2015
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