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The Comics Collection draws from the University of Florida's strengths in graphic texts, including comics the Suzy Covey Comic Book Collection in Special Collections as well as serials like Punch and Fun from Special Collections. These materials are part of the overall strengths in illustrated texts or imagetexts within the Digital Collections, including the Baldwin Library of Historical Children's Literature Digital Collection with its vast holdings of picture books and illustrated books. The Comics Collection supports research and teaching in Comics Studies at the University of Florida.
Particular areas in development include the digitization of comics: Will Eisner's P*S The Preventive Maintenance Monthly, Fun, Punch, broadsheets of the Imagerie d'Epinal, The Comic Almanack, and the online materials for the Comics Exhibits. Areas for upcoming development include the digitization of photographs of comic creators along with audio and video interviews with comic creators. Other projects include the creation of visually annotated bibliographies for comics in military newspapers from the Florida Digital Newspaper Project, including Droopy the Drew Field Mosquito by Harry Lampert and comics from the Caribbean Newspaper Digital Collection including Antonio Prohías' political cartoons.
Other comics and imagetext collections are available through museums and libraries. The University of Florida Comics Studies Program maintains a list of museums and a list of libraries for comics. The library collections listed are those with the more extensive collections within the United States, including the University of Florida, the Ohio State Cartoon Research Library, Michigan State University, Bowling Green State University, and Virginia Commonwealth University. Many of the libraries and museums have additional lists of comics resources.