The Comic Art Collection has particular strength in underground comic books, graphic novels, and classic comic strips and cartoons. Special Collections also has the papers and original artwork of five American cartoonists with ties to Mizzou.
Overall, the collection contains 1000 pieces of original art, 100+ syndicate proofs, over 30 cubic feet of manuscript materials, hundreds of clippings, and over 4,000 catalogued comic books, journals, and monographs. More information
Special Collections has manuscript collections of papers, artwork, and memorabilia for the following authors.
Edgar E. Martin (Boots and Her Buddies)
V. T. Hamlin (Alley Oop)
Mort Walker (Beetle Bailey)
John Tinney McCutcheon (political cartoons)
Frank Stack (underground comics, The Adventures of Jesus)
If you're having trouble getting started, try searching the MERLIN catalog for these comic book artists. Search under AUTHOR for the following names (remember, last name first!):