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View Resource UExpress

Universal Press Syndicate and Andrews & McMeel (a publisher and distributor) have put together this site featuring twenty-nine comic strips, Dear Abby, the Bad Golfers Association and an opinion section with William Buckley and Chuck Shepherd, among others. Each comic is updated daily (but two weeks after the original has appeared in the press), and there is an archive of previous strips, a "meet...
View Resource Literature in Line: Lianhuanhua Picture Stories from China

Currently on view at the Ohio State University Cartoon Research Library (April 25-June 13, 1997) is an exhibition of "lianhuanhua," or "linked pictures" curated by Julia F. Andrews and Kuiyi Shen. To complement the exhibition, the Huntington Photographic Archive has created an electronic version of the exhibition that includes thirteen of the works on display. The small illustrated stories became...
View Resource Crimeboss

Created by Richard Wolfe to share some of the gems of his collection of crime comic books from the 1940s and 1950s, this site features a gallery of more than 100 crime comic covers in all their lurid and exploitative glory. Comic fans and anyone else who gets a kick out of trashy titles like "Crimes By Women," "Gangsters and Gun Molls," "Crime Does Not Pay," "Murder Incorporated," and "Teen-Age...
View Resource Comic Abstraction: Image Breaking, Image Making

This web site from MoMA presents one work each from 13 living artists, selected from about 30 pieces on display at the Museum. The underlying concept of the exhibition is that the work of these artists, although primarily abstract, shows influences from comic books and cartoons. Some of these influence are overt, such as Philippe Parreno's Speech Bubbles, mylar helium balloons, floating in a...
View Resource Alley Oop: 75 Years of the Comic World of V.T. Hamlin

Created in 1932 by cartoonist V.T. Hamlin, the comic strip Alley Oop chronicled the adventures of a prehistoric man as he made his way through daily life in the kingdom of Moo. Oop's various trials and tribulations also offered trenchant commentaries on suburban life in the United States, and Hamlin drew the strip himself for forty years. This online exhibition, created by the University of...
View Resource The Center for Cartoon Studies

Based in White River Junction, Vermont, The Center for Cartoon Studies (CCS) offers courses and degree programs centered "on the creation and dissemination of comics, graphic novels and other manifestations of the visual narrative." Visitors to their website can learn about these formal academic programs, check out their engaging blog, and learn about recent work from students, alumni, and faculty...
View Resource The Warhol: Heroes & Villains: The Comic Book Art of Alex Ross

Artist Alex Ross is known for his reinventions of classic superheroes as works of fine art painted in gouache paint. This website from the Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh presents a dozen of Ross's paintings, and each work is zoomable and comes with commentary from the artist. Visitors can hear Ross discuss the difference between realistic and reality in his painting Superman #1, 1998, which was...
View Resource Comic Book Sound Effect Database

As fans of classic comic books know, images from comic books are often accompanied by exclamations such as "Wham!" "Ka-pow!" or "Zap!" The Comic Book Sound Effect Database is a collection of over 2,000 onomatopoeias from over 200 comic books. As of this write up, most included comic books are classic Marvel titles, including the Fantastic Four, Amazing Spiderman and Incredible Hulk. Visitors are...

View Resource Global Webcomics Web Archive

Ivy Plus Libraries in a consortium of eleven university libraries that, in collaboration, curate thematic web archive collections using the Internet Archive's Archive It tool. The latest Ivy Plus Libraries Collection is the Webcomics Web Archive. Headed by Karen Green, a librarian at Columbia University and Sarah G. Wenzel, a librarian at the University of Chicago, the Global Webcomics Web Archive...