Museums & Libraries
There are a number of museums and libraries with
strong comic art collections. The following selection
includes all online resources from these institutions.
Also, there are listings for several exceptional
institutions without a web presence.
- Cartoon Art Museum
- The Cartoon Art Museum is dedicated to cartoon
art. The actual museum is hosts various
exhibits, including a recent Peanuts
retrospective with over 150 pieces of original
strip art, animation, and other memorabilia.
Located in San Francisco.
Ohio State University Cartoon Art Research Library
- This is the United State's premier cartoon
research library. "The primary collecting
mission of the library is to develop
comprehensive holdings documenting the history of
American newspaper and magazine cartoons.
Original works and related manuscript materials
are available, in addition to more than 10,000
books and other published works on cartoon
art." Holds the Festival of Cartoon Arts triennially;
next in 1998. Exhibitions are held regularly.
- Comic Art
& Graffix Gallery Virtual Museum &
Encyclopedia run by Richard Halegua, Museum
- Visit this extensive encyclopedic reference to
the comic world, from it's meager beginings to
today's dynamic media culture. Histories,
biographies of artists and others involved in the
field, news on the field today and other
information pertinent to the aquisition of
knowledge about comic art. The director goal is
for this to be a virtual encyclopedia to the
world of comics, comic art, comic artists and
Museum of Cartoon Art
State University Libraries: Special Collections
Division; Comics Art Collection by
Randall W. Scott.
- This great comics library has a very strong comic
strip collection, which is described as follows:
"The centerpiece of the comic strip
collection is a set of 534 hand-made scrapbooks
containing over 300,000 carefully organized daily
comic strips, dating from about 1940 to about
1980. A separate collection of over 100,000 daily
comic strips is clipped and sorted by topic.
Almost every known book collection of reprinted
American comic strips is included in the
Collection of Caricature and Cartoon (The Library of Congress)
- The remarkable Swann Collection and other cartoon
art collected by the Library of Congress span
four centuries. The collection includes both
United States and foreign material in many
cartoon-related categories: political prints,
contemporary caricatures, cartoons, comic strips,
printed satires and caricatures, comic books,
illustrated satirical journals, and comic
ephemera. This collection and Ohio State
University's Cartoon Research Library are the two
best resources in the United States for research
on cartoon art. Contact: Bernard Reilly.
& Pictures Museum