Cartooning and Comic Books Internet Resources
Words and Pictures Documentary - Cartoons and Comics from
Pre-history to the Age of Electricity
- notice the underscores between the words.
Created by Robert Gluckson.
The documentary describes the development of the picture story, from cave painting to comic book. It surveys visual communications techniques common to advertising, movie posters, and every form of combined text and words. Viewers will develop their media literacy and visual communications skills.
Benefits: internet exposure of lecture and writing showcase abilities as a lecturer and researcher; the museum enters the world-wide community of cartoon scholars.
Schneider Art Museum Contemporary Animation and Comic Book Art
From the history of comic strips to the latest creators, see this
collection of comics-related sites. See also Robert Gluckson’s
paper about contemporary comic greats (and Seattle cartoonists) Pete
Bagge and James Woodring.
Comic Art Historyhttp://www.comic-art.com
with a direct link to the history portion
Here is a totally great history of comics and biographies of
This website offers a complete history of the comic book to
present day with a special section that highlighting comics in
America. This site also has interviews with the people that
bought us comics, the writers and artists, giving insight into some
of the greatest comics and storylines ever created. There are
links to other comic related sites, Ebay auctions, gallery of comic
art, and tips on how to create your own gallery of comics.
Grand Comic Database
What a dream! Digitize all the comic book covers. 56,000 so far.
The 25 Greatest Comic Book Covers
Highly recommended – take a look at these wonderful images and
fascinating, historic background. The “worst covers” companion
page is also fun.
Early Comic Strips on the Web
Comic Book History
This website gives an overview of the history of comic dated back
from 1896, when Richard Felton Outcalt first drew a comic strip
called the Yellow Kid. From then on comics attracted lots of
artists and it grew to become a huge industry. It started out
to humor the reader, but now it has grew to entertain the
reader. Such comic book types would be superhero and
non-superhero. One of largest comic book companies is Marvel,
DC, Eclipse, Pacific Comics, First, Americomics, Comico, Spectrum.
Beautiful samples of the early masterworks of comic art.
Marvel comics is the founder of modern comic book style.
From its subject to content matter to the sexuality of its
characters, they started in the 80s the evolution of what we see
today. Marvel comics are related to all fascist of brand
association, for we have Marvel studios with such blockbuster as
Spiderman and X-Man the Movie and the Hulk. They have toys and
action figures, games related to comic book characters, and of
course comic books. An interesting side note demonstrates how
business can take over business. In the early ‘90s, due to
the popularity of comics, action figures made by ToyBiz were some of
the hottest toys. ToyBiz in effort to make more money
purchased Marvel comics so they no longer had to pay for an
individual licensing for each character that they made.
Trip Reynolds is a comic book collector who is familiar with the
business of comics as well as a critic. He gives information
of a collector’s point of view, and gives information about public
relations and promoting comic books. He also gives information
of the format of comics, advantages and disadvantages, if it’s
going to sell or not. As a collector for over 25 years he
tells a lot about the comic book world and how people from kids to
adult are able to enjoy it. Websites like these should be read
by comic book companies so they could get an idea of what people
This website gives an overview of making a career out of a
Cartoonist. It give some information on what the workers do,
what the job is like, jobs, preparing for a job, the future, pay,
similar jobs, and where to look for more information. This website
has everything you need to know if you decided to make it a career.