New resource: Underground & Independent Comics, Comix, and Graphic Novels

Black Cat Crossing comic

Access to the Underground & Independent Comics, Comix, and Graphic Novels collection (from Alexander Street Press) has been enabled in Library OneSearch. Access to the collection is direct on-campus and by university username and password from off-campus. (Please note that only those links provided through Library OneSearch will authenticate successfully for customers accessing the collection or titles within it from off-campus.) The collection is described as follows:

The Underground and Independent Comics, Comix And Graphic Novels collection provides access to a wide variety of alternative comics from the 1960s to today (with a particular focus on those from North America). When completed, the collection will include more than 100,000 pages of materials, including 75,000 pages of primary materials (the comics themselves), and more than 25,000 pages of materials about comics, including interviews, commentary, theory, and criticism – from The Comics Journal and other secondary sources. The collection contains scans of both original comics and reprint books. There are a limited number of pre-1960s materials included due to their influence on later works and their overall historical significance. Since many underground comics were anthologies, only those stories for which the providers have received permission from the copyright holders are included.

As well as a collection level entry in the Find Databases look-up, individual catalogue records for titles in the collection have also been added to the Library OneSearch ‘Books and Audio-Visual’ index. Example titles include:

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