In working on some of the comics materials here and setting up the Alice exhibit, I was looking at other online exhibits and kept stumbling across online comics exhibits. Each of these are different in terms of material covered and scope, but together these are absolutely fantastic for comics research.
The exhibits I’ve found so far (in random order) are:
- The Yale Library exhibit collection on comics, with the collection group titled the Illustrated Word
- Library of Congress’ exhibit on Blondie and UF’s exhibit on Blondie
- UF Exhibit on Superhero Comics
- Early Comic Strips at Duke
- Several from San Diego State University including work by Donna Barr and women cartoonists
- The University of Buffalo’s comics cover browser
- 9/11 Comics from the Library of Congress
- Japanese Woodblock prints at the University of California, San Francisco
- And, the Cartoon Art Museum lists many others
I found all of these looking for ideas for the Alice exhibit, but now I’m still looking because I’d like to do a comics exhibit once I have enough materials digitized. I was able to get the Superman Fanzine digitized, so that’s a great start and other materials are slowly being added to the comics collection as well.