James Branch Cabell Library on the Monroe Park Campus of Virginia Commonwealth University has an extensive Comic Arts Collection, consisting of over 125,000 items, including traditional comic books, graphic novels, editorial cartoons, comic strips, memorabilia, comic journals, and a broad array of reference materials to support the entire collection.
Note: items in both collections have limited availability for guest access. Please ask staff at either library for additional information.
Artist Bio. Fantagraphic Books
R. Crumb Bio and Pictures. Lambiek Comiclopedia
Articles on R. Crumb
Hattenstone, Simon. “When I was four, I knew I was weird.” The Guardian, 03/07/05.
Johnson, Ken. “Mr. Natural Goes to the Museum.” New York Times, 09/04/08.
Johnson, Ken. “'Speak' - Expansive Worlds Seen in Small Pictures.” New York Times, 02/10/06.
Salkin, Allen. “Mr. and Mrs. Natural.” New York Times, 01/21/07.
Vigil, Delfin. “Drawing out artist R. Crumb.” San Francisco Chronicle, 03/11/07.
R. Crumb Interviews
A ‘Handbook’ to Robert Crumb, NPR. 04/16/05.
Present at the (Cartoon) Creation, Electric Politics. 08/22/08 .
Robert Crumb, Guardian/NFT Interview. 03/18/05. (Transcript only)
Hajdu, David. “Stars and Strips.” New York Times, 12/03/06.
History of Comics, Comic Art and Graffix Gallery
How to Read Comics
Understanding Comics, Scott McLeod, 1994 (Available at both Boatwright Library and James Branch Cabell Library; VCU Libraries has several copies on reserve.)
Additional Comic Resources
VCU Libraries Comic Arts Resource Guide