Comics Studies Resources

On-Line Bibliographies, Databases, Digital Comics, Etc.

Listed below are some useful on-line bibliographies of comics and comics scholarship.

Anonima Fumetti's Bibliografia
A collection of bibliographies, in English, French, and Italian.
Censorship of Comics Bibliography
Maintained by the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, listing "books, articles, case law, and more."
The Comic Book Periodic Table of the Elements
Maintained by John P. Selegue and F. James Holler of the Chemistry Department, University of Kentucky. Collection of information about comics and chemistry.
Comics Art Conference
Annual Scholarly Conference held in conjunction with San Diego Comic-Con
Comics Research Bibliography.
Maintained by John Bullough and Mike Rhode. A large and useful collection of references from both academic journals and popular magazines, now searchable.
The Comics in Canada: An Illustrated History
A CBC archive providing clips that chart the history of Canadian comic strips, comic books, and graphic novels.
ComicsResearch.org
Features Gene Kannenberg's Comics Scholarship Annotated Bibliographies
Comics Art/Scholarship Citation Guide
Features the official citation guide adopted by the Comics Art Area of PCA.
The Comic Strip Project
History, Biographies, Articles, Sample Strips. General articles by Paul Leiffer and Hames Ware that include interviews, chronological listings, and references for the study of comic strips.
The Complete Guide to Classics Illustrated
The online companion to Rusty Tambone's text of the same title. Includes cover images, publication dates, as well as title, author, and artist directories.
Coconino Classics
Online versions of classic 18th, 19th, and 20th century comics.
Don Markstein's Toonopedia
A hypertext encyclopedia that aims to "cover the entire spectrum of American cartoonery" from cartoons to comics. Contains of profiles of texts, artists, and companies that produce toons.
Egon
Indispensable guide to everything everyone would want to know about comics.
Daschund: Early Comics
A collection of early picture stories from Andy Kronkykru
Grand Comic Book Database Project
Ambitious project to compile an annotated list of every comic book ever published.
Jewish Comics: A Select Bibliography
Maintained by Steven M. Bergson. Annoteated list of primarily American comics featuring Jewish characters or themes.
Journal of Popular Culture index
An index to articles on comics appearing in the Journal of Popular Culture
Michigan State University's Comics Holdings
Maintained by Randall Scott. A large collection, well-indexed. Includes the valuable guide to Comics Research Libraries.
MSU Online Comics
Online samples from the MSU collection, including works by Töppfer, Busch, and Caran d'Ache.
Mike Rhode's Comics-Related Indexes
Featuring: Cartoonists & Comics in Editor & Publisher: a mid-1990s Bibliography; A Look at Comics Artists in The New Yorker; National Public Radio (NPR) on Comics & Cartoons; and Stories Without Words: A Bibliography with Annotations.
Film & TV Adaptations of Comics by Manfred Vogel & Mike Rhode: Draft available via e-mail: mrhode@hotmail.com.
Peanuts Book List
Nat Gertler's exhaustive listings which track the many publishing incarnations of Charles Schulz' Peanuts strip.
Sequential: Comix News and Culture in Montreal and Canada
A blog dedicated to spotlighting Canadian comic art, business and culture, authored by Bryan Munn, Pierre-André Déry, and Dave Howard.
The Ultimate Disney Books Network
Didier Ghez' information on books published by and about the Disney empire, including a special section on books about Disney comics.
Vieux Bois
A page about Rodolphe Töpffer, including an online copy of Vieux Bois, from Leonardo De Sá