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The Grand Comics Database (GCD) is an ongoing international project to build a detailed comic-book database that will be easy to use and understand, and also easy for contributors to add information to it. This fully searchable and sortable database includes information on creator credits, story details, and other information useful to the comic-book reader, fan, collector, and scholar.
The mission of The Digital Comic Museum is to provide as close to a free resource as possible where users can easily download public domain golden age comics without the need to ask or worry about searching the net for them.
The Michigan State University Comic Art and Graphic Novel Podcast has launched.
The episodes will run monthly throughout the academic year (Sept-May), go dark in the summer (Jun-Aug), and return again each academic year.
The main portion is an in-depth interview with a professional cartoonist, focusing on their artistic history, working process, and works in process. We also touch on comics events around MSU and interview our recurring guest, Randy Scott (MSU Special Collections Comics Bibliographer) to get a glimpse into the world's largest public collection of comic books.
Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art is incorporated into of the Society of Illustrators. The purpose of MoCCA is the collection, preservation, study, education, and display of comic and cartoon art. Every genre of the art is represented: animation, anime, cartoons, comic books, comic strips, gag cartoons, humorous illustration, illustration, political illustration, editorial cartoons, caricature, graphic novels, sports cartoons, and computer-generated art. Further, the museum's rigid collection policy ensures that the art collections are maintained in an environment of the highest integrity.