Cartoon & Comics Research

This guide provides an overview of cartoon related resources


Comic books are available through The Ohio State University Library Catalog. To find comic books, search for the title, creator, or publisher. In addition to the original comic book, the library catalog has compilations of reprinted titles.

The location of many comic books will be "Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum Comic Books" or "Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum Oversize Comic Books."

In addition, please see the Michigan State University Collection to find a great list of comic books.


The following are examples of archival collections contain materials related to comic books:

Arn Saba/ Katherine Collins Papers

Rick Parker Papers

Stan Goldberg Collection

Original Art

To find original cartoon art, utilize these databases:


To find images, you may want to search these databases:

For additional image resources, check out these sites:

The Digital Comic Museum

Comic Book Plus


Samples from our Collection

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