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Sequential Art Research Portal: History

Browse for Books

Prefer to browse the library's shelves to discover books? 
Use these call numbers to find these subjects in the library and the library catalog:

  • PN670-6790 Comic books, strips
  • NC1300-1340 Caricature. Pictorial humor and satire

Need ideas for keywords to use in the library's catalog

Try searching with these terms:

  • sequential art
  • manga
  • graphic novel
Search the SCAD Libraries catalog for books, ebooks, DVDs, and magazine/journal subscriptions:

Manga World DVD

"Filmed in Japan, this program pushes beyond the stereotypes to objectively examine the history of manga, how manga are drawn, and manga’s influence on Japanese life."

Influential People & Concepts

Check out Oxford Art Online to learn basic information about people and concepts that had a significant impact on the development of sequential art. Search for these entries to get started:

  • Art Spiegelman American author and illustrator, creator of Maus.
  • Jack Kirby American comic-book artist, helped create characters such as Captain America, The Incredible Hulk, and The Fantastic Four.
  • Charles Schulz American cartoonist, creator of Peanuts.
  • Will Eisner American comic-book artist, creator of The Spirit.
  • Winsor McCay American newspaper cartoonist and pioneer of animated films.
  • Hayao Miyazaki Japanese film director, animator, manga artist, and screenwriter.
  • Caricature
  • Comic-Strip 
  • Graphic Novel

Books on Influential Concepts