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Comics Resources

Digital creator Websites:
Kevin Church and Benjamin Birdie:
Jeffrey J. Rowland[1]
[1] Credit to FB friend Mex Tremel for the link.
Rob Vollmar and Pablo G. Callejo:
Wendy W:
Mirlikovir and Cathbad[2]:
* Info. from the 'About' Page.
Comics Retailers/Publishers' Websites:
Drawn and Quarterly

Fantagraphics Books

House of Comics

Image Comics

InkPenMutations Press
- accepts PayPal only

Last Gasp

Lone Star Comics
- free shipping with min. $50 domestic, $70 CDN, $100 international
Manic D Press
- accepts Paypal only

Mile High Comics
- free shipping with min. $40 domestic, $100 international; weekly discounts

The Nostalgia Zone
- free shipping with min. $50 domestic

SLG (Slave Labor Graphics)
- includes link to for downloadable comics

Sparkplug Comic Books
- PayPal only if ordering online
- accepts checks by mail at PO Box 10952, Portland, OR 97926-0952
- prices listed include S&H; for international orders, add $3

Things from Another World
- occasional free shipping for newsletter subscribers only
- From "we invite you to use our favorite online retailer:" (see You may also see links on titles that read: "Buy This Product Now @"

Top Shelf Productions
- includes an "online comix section" Page (see

Viz Media
- for manga, DVDs, etc.

Zenescope Comic Books
Comics-related links (to be continually edited):
Here's a link to Geppi's Entertainment Museum, which is located in Baltimore, MD and focuses on "the history of American Pop Culture through nostaligic toys, music, comics and other collectibles":

Here's a link to Viz Media, Inc., which includes info. about forthcoming titles (manga, DVD, etc.) from Shonen Jump and others, and also offers online previews of manga:

Here are links to info. about DC/Marvel characters courtesy of Mile High Comics Assistant Manager Mario Castro:

Here's the link to UF [University of Florida] Comics Studies, Department of English's "Resources" Page:

Here's the link to "Comic Widows [which] presents articles, opinions and reviews of comics in all forms of the media: mainstream and independent print, film, television, manga and anime, gaming and on the web" (see

Here's a list of comics discussion groups you might be interested in joining, depending on your areas of interest:

Anime and Manga Research Circle

Comix-Scholars Discussion List

Here's the link to "Manga as a Teaching Tool: Comic Books Without Borders" that Clarissa C. S. Ryan shared with the amrc listserv:

Here's the link to the defunct online magazine, which includes old previews of comics releases, reviews and other things of interest such as "original online comic exclusive"s:

Here's the link to Shawn Rider's "Links to Sites Containing and About Comics on the Web":

Here's the link to Argon Zark!'s "Comics Links" for a lot of online comics/cartoons and resources, including a section on 'It's a Big World Out There - sites devoted to comics in other languages':

Here's the link to the University of North Texas School of Library and Information Science's "Graphic Novels and Comics" ( Elizabeth Figa 2006):

Here's the link to down the tube's "Comics Resources" that includes links to UK-based Website of interest such as Lambiek, "an invaluable resource for anyone seeking information on European comics creators":

Here's the link to the State University of New York University at Buffalo Libraries' "Comic Books: Internet Resources":

Here's the link to the dmoz Open Directory Project for "Top: Arts: Comics: Resources: Research and Academia":

Here's the link to the dmoz Open Directory Project for "Top: Arts: Comics: Resources: Collecting":

Here's the link to Hoopla!, Paul Weissburg's blog on digital comics (as mentioned on Mike Rhode's blog, ComicsDC ( )):

Here's the link to's "Comics Buyer's Guide" Page, which includes sales figures (though you have to multiply the dollar amount by the number of sales to get a quote for a particular comic) from as early as Sept. 1996:

(Hint: Go to the drop down menu for Sales Charts.)

Here's the link to, "a collection of sites dedicated to females in mainstream comics":

Here's the link to the Website that includes the line, "Canadian National Superheroes and Beyond: Selected Comics Links" related to the "Guardians of the North":

Here's the link to the Website comix listserv member Dave A. Lewis recommended for teaching resources, of which the organization is the National Association of Comics Arts Educators:

Here's the link to the Website that seems to offer different but interesting things concerning comics, otherwise known as The Webcomic List:

Here's the link to the Website about "original adult erotic comics," which might be useful to someone concerned with questions about sexuality (identification as male or female) and sex:

Here's the link to the online radio show, 'Nuff Said: The Premier Radio Show Devoted to the World of Comics, that saves broadcasts as podcasts for downloading and listening at one's own leisure:
The following contributed by Clare Pitkethly:
ImageTexT: Interdisciplinary Comic Studies Journal Comics Scholarship Annotated Bibliographies
Comics Research Bibliography
If you are after comic/GN sales figues, have a look here:

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