Alley Awards - Comic book awards originally sponsored by Alter-Ego magazine,
edited by Jerry Bails, Roy Thomas, Ronn
Foss, and, in 1978, Mike Friedrich. The name is at least partially derived from
that of the comic strip character Alley
Oop, in whose likeness that statuette is cast. They were given out from 1961-1969, with comic strip awards added in 1966. The final
two years' awards were presented at the New York Comic Art Convention.
Alternative Press Expo (APE) - Held in Concourse Exhibition Center, San Francisco, in October,
showcases publishers and artists from all over the country with a giant exhibit hall featuring the very best in comic art.
American Political Cartoons - The Harper's Weekly website
contains two valuable databases of American political cartoons. American Political Prints 1766 to 1876 is drawn from the Library of Congress collection,
but has been catalogued and extensively annotated. It has a wide range of images, including many relating to American relations with Britain. A second
archive of The Presidential Elections 1860-1912 provides cartoons
and background information from the seven presidential elections in the United States from 1860-1912. The cartoons are taken from the Library
of Congress collection, plus Harper's Weekly, Vanity Fair, Frank Leslie's Illustrated Weekly, and Puck.
American Political Cartoons and the First Amendment -
The text of the US Supreme Court's 1988 decision in Hustler Magazine, Inc. et al. v. Jerry Falwell. This
important case concerned the status of political cartoons and the "emotional distress" they may cause to those depicted, arising from a cartoon that "portrayed
respondent as having engaged in a drunken incestuous rendezvous with his mother in an outhouse.
Beat, The - Publishers weekly news
blog of comics culture.
Beyond the Funnies - Explores the history of the graphic-narrative
medium in Canada, from the earliest comic strips to the cutting-edge work of contemporary comic artists such as Julie Doucet and Chester
Big Cartoon Database - Animated movies and cartoon classics. A searchable database of cartoon information,
episode guides and crew lists.
Billy Ireland Cartoon and Library Museum - The largest and most comprehensive academic research facility
documenting printed cartoon art. Administratively it is part of Ohio State University Libraries.
Bodoi - Web site for aficionados of French graphic novels, affiliated with the magazine BoDoi.
Booksteve's Library - A look comics, books, movies, cartoons, television and
more by Steven Thompson.
Bring On The Bad Guys: The Villains of Marvel Comics - The definitive
resource of comic book villainy, with bios and images of pretty near every major villain in the Marvel Universe, thoughtfully broken up
into categories like Daredevil Villains or Megalomaniac Types.
British Cartoon Archive - A library, archive, gallery, and registered museum dedicated to
the history of British cartooning over the last two hundred years. The database contains images and details of over 120,000 British cartoon drawings
published in the national press, predominantly from the last century. Most records are based on original cartoon drawings held by the Archive,
though some of the recent records have been catalogued from daily newspapers. The database can be searched by record ID, date, artist, periodical,
caption, names, and keywords. Also see Cartoonist Biographies.
British Library Newspapers Comics Collection - British Library Newspapers has been receiving British comics via legal deposit since the 1870s, when Funny Folks (1874-1894)
became the first publication to meet what would probably be the generally accepted definition of a comic.
Cartoon Art Museum - In 1987, with an endowment from Peanuts creator, Charles M.
Schulz, the museum established residence in the heart of San Francisco's new vibrant art center, Yerba Buena Gardens. The museum's
key function is to preserve, document, and exhibition this unique and accessible art form.
Cartoon County - An association of over 100 cartoonists and comic artists in Sussex.
Cartoon Library and Museum - Established in 1977, the largest and most comprehensive academic
research facility documenting printed cartoon art. Administratively, it is part of Ohio State University Libraries. Unique collections of
original art and manuscript materials including among others, the Nick Anderson Collection, the Jim Borgman Collection, the Eldon
Dedini Collection, the Edwina Dumm Collection, the Will Eisner Collection, the Woody Gelman Collection of Winsor McCay cartoons,
the Walt Kelly Collection, the Toni Mendez Collection, and the Bill Watterson Deposit Collection. International Museum
of Cartoon Art Collection containing more than 200,000 original cartoons. San Francisco Academy of Comic Art Collection, acquired from
its director, Bill Blackbeard, in 1998. Jay Kennedy Collection of more than 9,500 underground comic books, one of the most extensive in
the world. Biographical registry of cartoonists containing files for more than 5,000 cartoonists and clipping files organized by cartoon-related
subjects. Extensive collection of Japanese comics known as manga.
Cartoon Movement - A community of international editorial cartoonists and fans of political satire. A large publishing platform for high quality political cartoons and comics journalism.
Cartoon Museum (London) - The Heneage Librarycontains
over 4,000 books on cartoons, comics, caricature and animation.There are is also a collection of 2,500 comics.
Cartoon Research Library (Ohio State University) - Developing a comprehensive research collection
of materials documenting American printed cartoon art (editorial cartoons, comic strips, comic books, graphic novels, sports cartoons, and magazine
Cartoon-related Research at the Library of Congress - Cartoon-related
research at the Library can prove to be a challenge because cartoons and cartoon-related collections and bibliographic resources are dispersed among
the institution's several Capitol Hill buildings and multiple divisions. Furthermore, within divisions patrons face an array of finding aids and
bibliographic sources related to their topic, even though a limited number of collections and individual items are listed in the Library-wide
online catalog system. This article is intended to serve as an introductory guide to the Library's cartoon-related holdings and resources,
with particular attention given to original cartoon-related prints and drawings preserved in the Prints
and Photographs Division. Among its extensive holdings of visual materials, the Prints and Photographs Division has
custody of the largest collection of American political prints and drawings in existence; one of the finest assemblages of British satires in North
America; more than twenty thousand original cartoon drawings by several generations of America's best cartoonists and illustrators; and extensive
runs of rare satirical and comic journals from Europe and the United States. As several cartoon-related pictorial collections, along with most books
and magazines, are stored elsewhere in the Library, the materials cited in this article have been organized by type or format, including American political prints,
European satires, illustrated periodicals, political cartoon drawings, comic strips and comic books, and humorous cartoons and social satires.
Cartoonist Group - Access thousands of leading comic strips and editorial cartoons by
top cartoonists including nine winners of the Pulitzer Prize.
Cartoonist's Club of Great Britain - Launched in London in 1960, with the aim "of encouraging
social contacts between cartoonists and to promote the art of the cartoon." Site includes cartooning news, world cartoons, and reviews.
CartoonStock - A searchable database of over 90,000 quality gag cartoons, political cartoons,
cartoon pictures and illustrations by over 300 of the world's best cartoonists. Their work appears in leading newspapers and magazines including Reader's
Digest, The New Yorker, Maxim, Punch, Private Eye, The Spectator, The Times, The Guardian and
Center for Cartoon Studies, The - Provides quality education to students interested in creating visual stories. CCS's curriculum of art, graphic design, and literature reflects the wide array of skills needed to create comics and graphic novels. Located in White River Junction, Vermont.
Charles M. Schulz Museum (Santa Rosa, California) - The mission of the Charles M. Schulz
Museum and Research Center is to preserve, display, and interpret the art of cartoonist Charles M. Schulz the creator of Snoopy, Charlie
Brown, and the rest of the Peanuts gang.
Comic Annotations and Bibliographies - Michael and Peter Karpas have assembled a very complete
site tracking comic book bibliographies and annotations from around the web. It also includes detailed biblios for Alan Moore, Garth Ennis, Neil
Gaiman, Grant Morrison, Frank Miller, Matt Wagner, Kevin Smith, and Mike Carey.
Comics Journal, The (TCJ) - Comics from an arts-first perspective. For twenty-five years the Comics
Journal has provided thought-provoking critical commentary on all aspects of the comics business and art form.
Comics Research Bibliography - International bibliography of comic books,
comic strips, animation, caricature, cartoons, bandes dessinees, and related topics.
Comics Scholars' Discussion List (COMIXSCHL-LIST) - A place to debate theoretical
and historical issues, post course syllabi and assignments; call attention to potentially useful scholarship and other resources, and call for submissions
for books, journals, and conferences.
Comics UK - Dedicated to those great institutions, the British comic and story paper.
Comics Worth Reading - Entertaining, insightful, and above all honest reviews of all
genres of comic books and manga by Johanna Draper Carlson.
Other Links: Links to comics information on the Internet; entries are
cross-referenced into the main Bibliography pages. Many of these links will soon be better integrated into the other subject-area pages.
Comixology - Read over 40,000 comics and graphic novels from publishers such as Marvel, DC, Image,
IDW, Dynamite, BOOM! Studios, Oni Press, Top Shelf and more.
Computer Graphics Society (CGS) - A leading online provider of information on everything to
do with digital art, computer graphics, animation and digital visual effects.
Creators - Syndicates talented and award-winning writers and artists.
Crimeboss - Crime comic books of the 1940s and 1950s.
Cult of Tintin at Tintinologist - Features Tintin news, articles, reports, reviews,
reference guides, discussion forums and more. The oldest and largest English-language Tintin fan site on the Internet.
Dan Dare - Dedicated
to information on Dan Dare and associated British comics. Not strictly Dan Dare, this site also offers a look at those
"unknown" Fleetway artists that toiled away in Italy, Spain and South America to bring you those strips that you loved: such as The Steel Claw, Phantom
Force Five and Battler Britton.
Diamond Bookshelf - Diamond Comic Distributors' page for schools and libraries,
offering a discount and free shipping to them.
Diamond Comics - World's largest distributor of English-language comics and related merchandise,
with a network of strategically-located distribution centers throughout the world.
Dick Tracy - A hard-hitting, fast-shooting, and supremely intelligent police
detective who has matched wits with a variety of often grotesquely ugly villains. Created by cartoonist Chester Gould in 1931, the strip
made its debut appearance on October 4, 1931, distributed by the Chicago Tribune Syndicate. Gould wrote and drew the strip until
1977. Also see;
FDR Cartoon Archive - Contains
more than 2,400 political cartoons from the presidency of Franklin D. Roosevelt. These have been taken from a collection of 30,000 political
cartoons dating from 1932 to 1943 in the Roosevelt Presidential Library in New York.
Film Chest Vintage Cartoons - Watch classic animated cartoons from the 1930's and 1940's. These cartoons are from the Film Chest collection, a leading source of film and video programming and stock footage.
Grand Comics Database - An all-volunteer online effort to catalog every single comic book ever published
in a simple text-based format. Its intention is to catalog key story information, creator information, and other information useful to readers, fans,
Graphic Artists Guild - A national union of illustrators, designers, web creators, production
artists, surface designers and other creatives.
Green Lantern - Green Lantern is the
name of several fictional characters, superheroes appearing in comic books published by DC Comics. The first
(Alan Scott) was created by writer Bill Finger and artist Martin Nodell in All-American Comics #16 (July
1940). The best-known is Hal Jordan, created by John Broome and Gil Kane in Showcase #22 (Oct. 1959). Also see the Green Lantern Corps
Web Page and The Great Book of OA.
Journalista - TCJ.com's news and
commentary weblog, updated every weekday. Its author, Dirk Deppey, served as Managing Editor of The Comics Journal for just over
King Features - In
1913 William Randolph Hearst created the Newspaper Feature Service, to syndicate material to newspapers across America. In 1915
it was succeeded by King Features Syndicate, which became responsible for launching many well-known cartoons and strips on the American
Kirby Award - The Jack Kirby Award for achievement in comic books was presented from 1985-1987
by Amazing Heroes magazine, and managed by Dave Olbrich.
It is named after the pioneering writer and artist Jack Kirby, and voted on by comic-book professionals.
Krazy Kat - An American comic strip created by cartoonist George Herriman,
published daily in newspapers between 1913 and 1944. It first appeared in the New York Evening Journal, whose owner, William Randolph
Hearst, was a major booster for the strip throughout its run. Also see:
Ignatz Mouse and Krazy Kat - This website is about Ignatz Mouse, a character
of the famous comic strip Krazy Kat, by George Herriman.
Krazy Kat: 1930s - In this project see how Herriman's Coconino
County takes shape and changes shape (quite literally, as scenery changes inexplicably from one cell to another) in the turbulent and
dynamic 1930's. This page is a cartoon essay. The pages that follow are three of Herriman's cartoons from 1935 to 1936.
Kubert School - Located in Dover, New Jersey. A three-year technical school that teaches
the principles of sequential art and the particular craft of the comics industry as well as commercial illustration. The Kubert School was
and still is the only accredited school devoted entirely to cartooning. Also see Wikipedia article.
Li'l Abner and Al Capp - "Li'l Abner" ranks among the greatest
comic strips ever created. Devotees. argue that it is the greatest. But what is indisputable is that Al Capp (Alfred Gerald Caplin)
was the best known, most influential and most controversial cartoonist of his era. "Li'l Abner," at its peak, appeared
in more than 900 newspapers with a daily readership of 90,000,000.
Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art (MOCCA) - MOCCA's purpose is the collection, preservation,
study, education, and display of comic and cartoon art. Every genre of the art is represented: animation, anime, cartoons, comic books, comic strips,
gag cartoons, humorous illustration, illustration, political illustration, editorial cartoons, caricature, graphic novels, sports cartoons, and computer-generated
art. Further, the museum's rigid collection policy ensures that the art collections are maintained in an environment of the highest integrity.
Gallery, United Kingdom - The National Portrait Gallery's online database contains information on approximately
34,000 works from the gallery's collection, 11,500 of which are illustrated. The archive can be searched and contains a large number of portraits
by and of cartoonists - including more than 450 works by David Low.
Ninth Art - Critical and analytical literature of comics.
Paul Geravett on Comics and Graphic
Novels - Paul Gravett is a London-based freelance journalist, curator, lecturer, writer and broadcaster, who has worked in comics
publishing and promotion for over twenty years.
Periodic Table of Comic Books - A creative application of comic book characters
to real world/science. Click on an element to see a list of comic book pages involving that element.
Political Cartoon Gallery and Cafe - Based in London by the River Thames in Putney. Puts on regular exhibitions of political cartoons but we also sell original gag and strip cartoons by the likes of Martin Honeysett, Fougasse, H. M. Bateman, Reg Smythe (Andy Capp), Alex Graham (Fred Bassett) and Barry Appleby (The Gambols).
Political Cartoons of the Lilly Library - This online exhibition
highlights selections from a rich collection of political cartoons in the Lilly Library. The caricatures depict times of turbulence in American history and range
in date from the Revolutionary War to the War of 1812 and to the presidential elections of 1860 and 1864 which brought Abraham Lincoln to
the White House.
PoliticalCartoons - Largest searchable database of political cartoons for sale on the web.
Pop Image - Reviews compete works in comics. Provides news and commentary on comics industry.
Professional Cartoonists' Organization - Fformed in 2006 from the amalgamation of the Cartoonists’ Guild and the UK branch of the Federation of Cartoonists’ Organisations. With rapidly evolving new-media formats, artists’ rights are under threat, so Procartoonists.org has joined forces with other creative media professionals in the Creators Rights Alliance and Pro-Action.
Publishers Weekly: Comics - News about new and upcoming
books, book deals, newsletters about comics, cookbooks, religion books, movie tie-ins, and book awards.
Puck's Home Page - The text-based section is an analysis of cartooning as well
as Gilded Age political culture; the individual essays can be read in a linear progression or independently of each other. A Brief
History of Cartoons documents particular highlights in the development of the artistic as well as editorial nature of the genre; Mainstream
and Elite Political Culture describes the political environment in the decades after the Civil War and also sketches the Mugwump perspective;
the final section, A Popular Medium, deals specifically with Puck and Joseph Keppler's efforts to convey Liberal viewpoints to
the general public. This final essay offers links to most of the image-based features, which engage with a variety of cartoons published between
1880 and 1884. The explorations of Our National Dog Show and Inspecting the Democratic Curiosity Shop are deconstructions of particular cartoons; Caricature and the Carte-de-Viste examines Keppler's
and his assistants' artistic styles during the emergence of photography; The Campaign Against Grant is a selection of lithographs which
appeared before the Republican convention of 1880. The Cartoon Archive presents all of the cartoons used throughout this project in large, high-resolution JPGs.
Punch Magazine Cartoon Library - Punch, the magazine of humour
and satire, ran from 1841 until its closure in 2002. A very British institution with an international reputation for its witty and irreverent take
on the world, it published the work of some of the greatest comic writers (Thackeray, P.G. Wodehouse, and P.J. O'Rourke among
others) and gave us the cartoon as we know it today.
Secret Identity - Showcases rare and recently discovered erotic artwork by the most seminal
artist in comics-Superman's co-creator Joe Shuster. Created in the early 1950s when Shuster was down on his luck after
trying to reclaim the copyright for Superman, he illustrated these images for an obscure series of magazines called Nights of Horror,
sold under the counter until they were banned by the U.S. Supreme Court. A murder trial, juvenile delinquency, anti-comics crusader Dr. Fredric Wertham,
and the neo-Nazi Brooklyn Thrill Killers gang all figure into this sensational story.
Sequart Research & Literacy Organization - A non-profit organization devoted solely to the
study and promotion of the artistic and literary medium alternately known as comics, comic strips, comic books, graphic novels, manga, sequential
art, and sequart.
Shadow, The - A collection of serialized dramas, originally in pulp magazines,
then on 1930s radio and then in a wide variety of media, that follow the
exploits of the title character, a crime-fighting vigilante with psychic powers. One of the most famous pulp heroes of the 20th century, The
Shadow has been featured in comic books, comic strips, television, video games, and at least five motion pictures.
The radio drama is well-remembered for those episodes voiced by Orson Welles. Introduced as a mysterious radio narrator by David Chrisman,
William Sweets, and Harry Engman Charlot for Street and Smith Publications, The
Shadow was fully developed and transformed into a pop culture icon by pulp writer Walter B. Gibson. The Shadow debuted on July 31,
1930, as the mysterious narrator of the Street and Smith radio program Detective Story Hour. After gaining popularity among the
show's listeners, the narrator became the star of The Shadow Magazine on April 1, 1931, a pulp series created and primarily written by the
Spirit Database - The Spirit originally ran from Sunday 2
June, 1940 until Sunday 5 October, 1952, as a weekly feature, created by Will Eisner.
For a brief history of the original series, click here.This site also covers the main characters and contributors of The Spirit feature, and looks at some of the
major storylines that have appeared.
Swann Foundation for Caricature and Cartoon - Features links to Swann Gallery exhibitions,
bulletins about newly processed or recently acquired collections of caricature and cartoon, a calendar of events listing related lectures, symposia,
and upcoming exhibitions at the Library of Congress. It also furnishes information about other caricature and cartoon collections and resources.
Toronto Comics Art Festival (TCAF) - A celebration of comics and graphic novels and their creators, which culminates in a two-day exhibition and vendor fair featuring hundreds of comics creators from around the world.
Ultimate Manga Guide -
One of the largest, most comprehensive and up-to-date references for manga in the English language. More than 2,500 manga artists and more than 10,000
of their works are listed, and many biographies, summaries and reviews are also provided.
Universal Uclick (Go Comics) - Online comics portal for the most popular comic strips and cartoons
in the world and the Web's largest catalog of syndicated newspaper strips and webcomics.
Unofficial Guide to the DC Universe - An internet encyclopedia of the DC Universe,
this impressive volunteer project contains comic character profiles, DC timeline histories, and impressive character and title indexes covering
most of the DC continuity.
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