Cartoon & Comics Research

This guide provides an overview of cartoon related resources


Books about graphic novels are available through The Ohio State University Library Catalog. To find these items, search the artist name, syndicate, or publication/publisher of an artist's work

The following subject terms gather general resources about graphic novels and their creators.

Graphic novels -- History

Graphic novels -- History and criticism

Graphic novels -- [Country] (e.g.Graphic novels -- Belgium)

Comic books, strips, etc. -- United States -- History and criticism


The following are examples of archival collections contain materials related to graphic novels:

Arn Saba/Katherine Collins Collection

Jeff Krell Collection

Will Eisner Collection

Original Art

To find original cartoon art, consult these databases:


To find images, exlpore these databases:

Samples from our Collection

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