"The Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum's primary mission is to develop a comprehensive research collection documenting American printed cartoon art, to organize the materials, and to provide access to these resources. The scope of the collection includes: editorial cartoons, comic strips, comic books, graphic novels, sports cartoons, and magazine cartoons." Located in Columbus, Ohio
"From editorial cartoons to comic books, graphic novels to anime, Sunday funnies to Saturday morning cartoons, the Cartoon Art Museum has something for everyone. Located downtown in San Francisco's Yerba Buena cultural district, the museum is home to over 6,000 pieces of original and cartoon and animation art, a comprehensive research library, and five galleries of exhibition space." Located in San Francisco, CA
Our Museum of Illustration was established in 1981. We offer year-round themed exhibits, art education programs and annual juried competitions. Our Permanent Collection houses 2,500 pieces that are cataloged for scholarly use and displayed periodically. In 2012, we created the MoCCA Gallery with a focus on curated exhibits of comic and cartoon art.
This collection focuses on comics created specifically for the web and supplements the Library of Congress’ extensive holdings in both comic books, graphic novels, and original comic art. Webcomics are an increasingly popular format utilized by contemporary creators in the field and often includes material by artists not available elsewhere. Webcomics selected for this collection include award-winning comics (Eisner Awards, Harvey Awards, Eagle Awards, and Shuster Awards) as well as webcomics that have significance in the field due to longevity, reputation, and subject matter. This collection includes work by artists and subjects not traditionally represented in mainstream comics, including women artists and characters, artists and characters of color, LGBTQ+ artists and characters, as well as subjects such as politics, health and human sexuality, and autobiography. The content of these websites is captured as it was originally produced and may include content that is not suitable for all ages.
The Civil Rights Movement in the United States during the 1950s and 1960s was a labor to end discrimination and laws based on racial segregation against African Americans. This exhibit explores both the historic and ongoing struggle for African American political rights, social justice and equality as reflected in graphic narrative.
Sequential art dates back to ancient civilization. Egyptian hieroglyphs, Greek friezes, and Bayeux tapestries all told visual stories through a combination of sequential images and words. As the art form has evolved, it has expanded to reflect our many cultures, histories, and belief systems. Comics as we know them today represent a melting pot of thought that prompts new considerations of old ideas and new understandings of our fellow humans. Comics show us how we can, and should, view history and society through diverse lenses like culture, race, ethnicity, language, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, ableness, and age. SDSU Library is home to over 50,000 comics in all genres and formats. While it would be impossible to uncover every corner of this extraordinary medium in a single exhibit, we invite you to experience as many as possible. DemoGRAPHICS draws upon the Library’s Comic Arts Collection to explore how identity, in its most broadly-defined sense, is cultivated and nurtured in the imagination.