Comic Arts Collection
The Comic Arts Collection began in the 1970s with the donation of a modest comic book collection and the papers of Richmond newspaper editorial cartoonist, Fred O. Seibel (1886 - 1968). Today it includes more than 40,000 comic books; the papers and drawings of political cartoonists and related manuscript collections; many reference books and journals; science fiction, fantasy and comics-related fanzines; and original newspaper comic strip art. VCU Libraries also serves as the repository for the Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards Archives.
The collection represents many artistic styles, literary genres, time periods and subject matters and can serve as a source of ideas and inspiration for students. Class visits generally include a brief overview and an opportunity for students to view examples from the collection. Staff can also provide instruction tailored to assignments and class objectives.
E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call (804) 828-1108.
Hours: Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Appointments are recommended.