Special Collections: At the University of Missouri’s Ellis Library, Comic History Finds a Home
From KBIA Radio:
The Comic Art Collection is located on the fourth floor of the library inside special collections. It’s been built mostly through donation and includes some 13,000 comics and graphic novels, as well as historical examples of comic art, merchandise and about 1,000 pieces of original art.
[Kelli] Hansen [a special collections librarian] said there are five original artwork sub-collections, which include, most prominently, work from Mort Walker of Beetle Bailey fame and work from VT Hamlin who created the long-running Alley Oop comic strip.
But one of the gems of the collection is its underground comics. This was a movement in the 1960s and 1970s that was a response to the Comics Code Authority.
See Also: Direct to Comic Art Collection Website
See Also: Direct to U. of Missouri Libraries Special Collections
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