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Art - Comics and Graphic Novels: Books, Periodicals, etc.

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Finding Comics and Graphic Novels

To find graphic novels search OBIS for the subject GRAPHIC NOVELS

To find comics search OBIS for the subject COMIC BOOKS





Summon searches multiple databases simultaneously, which convenient.  
For best results enter one or two unique words.  
For example, to find information about the comic book author Scott McCloud type Scott McCloud in the box below.

Primary sources

Adam Matthew Explorer an application that searches digital collections created by the Adam Matthews company.  Their digital collections cover, primarily, the history and culture of Western Europe and North America. 

Several Adam Matthew collections include comics and graphic novels.  You can browse by collection or search across all the collections with Adam Matthew Explorer


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Contact:Barb Prior (she/her)
Clarence Ward Art Library
Top Floor, Venturi Art Building

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