“Online Comic Encyclopedia Features the Work of Over 14,000 Comic Artists”
From My Modern Met:
Situated near Nieuwmarkt station in Amsterdam is a hidden gem for comic fans. Founded in 1968, Lambiek is the oldest comic shop in the world. And while it is well worth taking a trip to the Netherlands to see the brick-and-mortar location, the store offers another valuable resource for anyone interested in comic art: Comiclopedia. The site is Lambiek’s online archive of over 14,000 comic artists from around the world—including famous names like Stan Lee and Charles Schultz.
The digital library was launched by Lambiek’s founder Kees Kousemaker in 1999. Since then, the project has grown exponentially in the number of artists as well as in the organization of the content. If you visit the site, you will find that all of the information is arranged alphabetically; you simply find the surname of the artist and it will bring up a long page full of information and illustrations.
Direct to Comiclopedia
About Gary Price
Gary Price (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com.