Exploring the Alicia Korenman Graphic Novels Collection (1983-2007)

Will Eisner Week kicked off on March 1st, so it’s a great time to remind library users of the rich graphic novel and comics resources available in Special Collections & Archives. If you’re wondering who Will Eisner is and why he gets his own week, you can check out SCA Manuscript Archivist Rory Grennan’s briefContinue reading “Exploring the Alicia Korenman Graphic Novels Collection (1983-2007)”

Will Eisner Week 2016

March 6, 2016 would have been the 99th birthday of cartoonist and writer Will Eisner (1917-2005), and once again the week surrounding it has been declared Will Eisner Week by the Eisner Family Foundation.  Will Eisner Week is an annual celebration promoting graphic novels, literacy, free speech awareness, and the legacy of Eisner.

Highlights From the Ervin Collection Vol. 3: Joe Kubert 1926-2012

We were saddened to learn that comic industry legend Joe Kubert passed away this week at the age of 85. In a truly remarkable career than spanned more than 70 years, Kubert entertained, inspired, and educated. Perhaps best known for his acclaimed work for DC on Hawkman in the 1960s and Tarzan in the 1970s,Continue reading “Highlights From the Ervin Collection Vol. 3: Joe Kubert 1926-2012”

Highlights From the Ervin Collection Vol. 2: Bulls Eye Comics #11

Among the historically important comic books in the Robert M. Ervin Jr. Collection is the lone issue of Bulls Eye Comics, published in 1944 by industry pioneer Harry “A” Chesler. The striking cover art depicts the mysterious Lady Satan dispatching Nazis in occupied France with her trademark chlorine gun. The stories within feature Yankee DoodleContinue reading “Highlights From the Ervin Collection Vol. 2: Bulls Eye Comics #11”

Summer Exhibits Highlight the Counter-Culture in our Manuscript Collections

Currently on display in the Special Collections Reading Room at Strozier Library is an exhibit of ‘underground comix’ from the Robert M. Ervin Jr. Collection and an exhibit of highlights from The Yeti Collection, one of our newest manuscript collections. ‘Underground comix’ are small press or self-published comic books which contain salacious and satirical commentaryContinue reading “Summer Exhibits Highlight the Counter-Culture in our Manuscript Collections”

Highlights from the Ervin Collection Vol. 1: Dr. Who and the Daleks

This post is the first in an ongoing series in which we look at some of the highlights of the Robert M. Ervin Jr. Collection of science fiction, fantasy, horror, and comics. The Ervin collection consists of over 1200 individual titles, including both primary and secondary works. You can use this Finding Aid to browse the ErvinContinue reading “Highlights from the Ervin Collection Vol. 1: Dr. Who and the Daleks”