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Comics and Graphic Novels

A guide for students or faculty to learn more about comics and graphic novels for research, learning, and enjoyment.

Search the Library Catalog

Use OneSearch and Scholar Library Catalog to search for books, reviews, and scholarly articles on the study of comics and graphic narratives. There are many ebooks and physical books available through the Michael Schwartz Library.

Refine your search by author, genre, or character using advanced search settings.


Try using search terms like:

  • Graphic Novel
  • Comic Book
  • Comic Art
  • Sequential Art
  • Graphic Narrative


Access additional scholarly titles through OhioLINK and Interlibrary Loan.

Comics Studies Research Guides

Additional Resources

Ohio State University Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum - the largest and most comprehensive comic art research facility 

Bonn Online Bibliography of Comics Research - International bibliographic database for scholarly literature about comics, graphic novels, and related fields

Graphic Medicine - Comics and graphic narrative resources related to health and medicine

Comics Forum - Articles and resources related to comics scholarship

Cartoonists of Color Database

Queer Cartoonists Database

Disabled Cartoonists Database