Category results for: Comic Arts

Underground and Independent Comics and Graphic Novels

Find It Underground and Independent Comics, Comix and Graphic Novels is the first scholarly database that is focused on adult comic books and graphic novels. Browse through one of the thousand of titles, including works like “Terrific Comics” and “Pocket Full of Rain and Other Stories.” It includes more than 75,000 pages of original material […]

Creative Catalysts: VCU Arts Librarians

Nell Chenault, Emily Davis Winthrop and Carla-Mae Crookendale can help you create, teach and find inspiration. Each of them brings a love and appreciation of the arts, related educational credentials and librarian savvy to their roles in VCU’s creative community. * * * * *¬† Nell Chenault, Film and Performing Arts Research Librarian Schools and […]

Chick Larsen Papers: Samples of clippings, pieces and tools

The Chick Larsen Papers give a local perspective to VCU Libraries’ expansive Comic Arts Collection¬†with a look at the life and methods of an award-winning cartoonist. From 1950 to 1954, Carl E. “Chick” Larsen (1923-1991) studied commercial art at Richmond Professional Institute (RPI), the forerunner of VCU. He later became an editorial cartoonist for the […]

Billy DeBeck’s Office Door: Cultural stereotypes of Appalachia

VCU Libraries has an extensive Comic Arts Collection. But it also has a few items that are not in the book or comic book format — like the office door of pioneering cartoonist Billy DeBeck, featuring an oil painting of one of his most beloved characters. William Morgan DeBeck, 1890-1942, was a giant in the […]