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Jerry Beck visits Cartoon Research


That’s me (at right) today with curator Lucy Shelton Caswell at the incredible Cartoon Research Library, housed in the Wexner Center on Ohio State University.

Wow! This is the place. Everything from McCay to Manga – an incredible collection… perhaps the collection of comic strip art and artifacts in the U.S. I saw rare Winsor McCay, Milton Canniff, Noel Sickles, Schulz and on and on… If you live in Ohio I urge you to visit and support this incredible resource. If you live out of town, add this to your vacation plans next year (a big Jeff Smith exhibit is being prepared now for next spring-summer, May 10-Aug. 17, 2008).

  • Charlie

    I LIVE IN OHIO!! I LIVE IN OHIO!!!! Gotta go to Ohio State University!!! AHHH!!

  • Andy H

    I was fortunate enough to visit the archive years ago when all they really had was the Caniff collection, but that’s why I went. It was fabulous to be able to hands-on exam Caniff’s beautiful Terry and Steve Canyon works from as far back as 1935!

    I would definately recommend it to those serious students of comic strip art!

  • Again

    Yet another picture of Jerry Beck!

  • Whan i read the title of the post, i thought that Jerry Beck was going to re-visit his old website :P

  • Scott

    Having attented the University to get my BA in History, and minor in Design I have spent many hours in the Cartoon Library and the adjoing Arts library. Its well worth a visit currently for the Caniff work they have on display in the main area that you would not be normally allowed to touch unless doing research. The letter from Stienbeck regarding a certain Caniff character is just plain awesome.