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Chai Wai Series- Around the World in 2D: Comics, Graphic Novels, and Cartooning: Related Locales & Faculty

The International and Area Studies Library celebrates the University Library's broad collection of comics and graphic novels that represent every corner of the world.

Related Locales

On Campus

Asian American Cultural Center (AACC)

1210 West Nevada Street

Urbana, IL 61801

217-333-9300

aacc@illinois.edu

The Center for Children's Books (CCB)

Graduate School of Library and Information Science

501 E. Daniel Street

Champaign, IL 61820

217-244-9331

ccb@illinois.edu

Main Stacks

(Entrance on the 2nd floor of the  in the Main Library)

1408 West Gregory Drive

Urbana, IL 61801

217-333-2290

Social Science, Health and Education Library (SSHEL)

(North entrance on the 1st floor of the the Main Library)

1408 West Gregory Drive

Urbana, IL 61801

217-244-1864

Undergraduate Library

1402 West Gregory Drive

Urbana, IL 61801

217-333-3477

In the Community

G-Mart Comic Book Store

Lincoln Building

205 North Market Street

Champaign, IL 61820

217-356-7733

Related Faculty

Dr. Jennifer Anderson Bliss, French and Comparative and World Literature. Dr. Anderson will teach a course on comics, "CWL 395," in the Spring 2016 semester.

Dr. Robert Barrett, Department of English. Dr. Barret teaches "Introduction to Comics." 

South Asian Studies Librarian Mara Thacker, International and Area Studies Library

Dr. Carol Tilley, Graduate School of Library and Information Science

Dr. Spencer Schaffner, Department of English

Sources Outside of Our Library

More in the Midwest: Northwestern University has prepared a lib guide specifically dedicated to comics coming from various African Countries. You can see it here.

More in the Midwest: Ohio State University is home to the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library and Museum.

More in the Midwest: Dr. Tejumola Olaniyan of the University of Wisconsin at Madison has prepared a website, Africa Cartoons, that features African political cartoons and cartoonists.