Discovering Historic Comics & Cartoons in the Adam Matthew databases

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Adam Matthew Cartoon and comic Sources Among the many useful electronic databases and digital archival collections at the UNT Libraries are our Adam Matthew databases, some of which were only recently acquired. These databases are accessible online to UNT faculty, staff and students, using your EUID and password, or from a computer station inside the library. They provide access to thousands… Read more »

These Conservation Superheroes Are a Hoot

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Today is Earth Day, and in keeping with that theme we present this story about a team of six cartoon owl superheroes—the Whobuddies—whose job is to save the Earth from environmental disasters and encourage humans to become heroes themselves by conserving and protecting our precious natural resources.

Researching Comics at UNT Libraries

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Shelves of graphic novels on the 3rd floor of UNT's Willis Library   For those doing research at the UNT Libraries, there are several ways to access all of our Comics Studies materials.  Some of these, like our electronic databases, ebooks, and e-journals, are restricted to UNT students, faculty, and staff.  Others, like our physical collections, digital libraries, and online guides, can be used by anyone. And… Read more »

Give Your Outreach Superpowers with Government Comics: The Story of a Conference Poster

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Introduction The US federal government has been producing comics directly or indirectly ever since 1918, when the short-lived Bureau of Cartoons was used to encourage American cartoonists to create propaganda during the First World War. Still, few people seem to be aware of this unique and fascinating resource. Government comics were the topic of a… Read more »

Comics Studies Reading Group

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Cover of Barrier #1 On Friday, August 17, 2018, we had the first organizational meeting for our new Comics Studies Reading Group at UNT. This is a group devoted to reading and discussing comics & graphic novels, as well as interesting scholarship, popular media, or films related to comics studies.  

Crime Spree: Comics and Criminality in the Library

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Cover of CrimComics Number 1: Origins of Criminology I’ve been on a bit of a crime spree lately—in the library.  It all started with my friend Krista Gehring’s new graphic textbook series, CrimComics. Each issue offers insights into specific aspects of criminology and criminal justice, including history, theory, biographical and case studies, and contemporary issues in crime & punishment, all told through the… Read more »

Library of Comics

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Madison Building at the Library of Congress If you’re ever in Washington, DC, stop by the James Madison Building at The Library of Congress and see what has been touted as the largest publicly available Comic Book Collection in the United States. Most of the current comic books at the Library of Congress have been acquired through copyright deposit, but a small… Read more »
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