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Comic Arts

Comic Arts Research Guide

The circulating Comic Arts Collection includes both original comics and scholarship about the comic arts and is located in a browsing collection on the first floor of Love Library. The comics in Special Collections & University Archives (SCUA) do not circulate. Due to the generosity of donors, we hold over 70,000 non-circulating floppy comics and countless graphic novels in SCUA. The collection emphasizes alternative and independent titles, underground comix, drawn books and Modern Age comics, as well as materials that document the history of comic book culture, fandom and the creative process behind comic book production. Noteworthy holdings include a large collection of ephemera and memorabilia from fan conventions, full runs of RAW Magazine and Milestone Comics, comics that focus on all aspects of diversity, self-published and mini-comics, French language comics, several popular manga series, and vintage comics and comic strips, including Disney Comics


We encourage comics-related research and welcome opportunities to help you access the materials you need. Please take a look at the links on this guide and feel free to ask us for more help!

Image of comics on display for a class at SDSU