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Research Guides

Comic Arts

How to use the Comic Arts Collection for research.

Tips for Searching

The best way to search the online catalog for items in the comic arts collection is by title, publisher or author.

  • Keyword. Suggested keyword search terms include comic books, comic strips, cartoons, editorial comics, political comics, graphic novels, underground comix
  • Subject. Library of Congress Subject Headings include comic books, comic strips, cartoons, caricature, superheroes, manga

Reference Books

The VCU Comics Arts Collection contains a wide range of referrence materials covering the history, psychology and social aspects of comics.

The books listed below are featured on the VCU Libraries' Culture & Diversity poster series.