Zines

New Acquisition: Fort Gondo Zines and Broadsides

By Rose Miyatsu on November 28, 2017

New Acquisition Before there were blogs, there were zines. Self-published and with limited circulation, these small-scale magazines were generally produced to cover topics that were not popular in the mainstream.  Although the internet has largely replaced zine culture by providing an easier and ...

Social Advocacy and Civic Engagement in Punk Zines

By l.sylvander on November 17, 2016

Zines in the 1980’s were a pre-internet social media space—the underground music scenes of cities across the United States screamed off the mis-matched, collaged pages of these zines (or informal magazines). The Karl S. Kalthenthaler Collection at the Dowd Modern Graphic History Library fea...

The George Carlson Collection

By ksinger on August 21, 2015

Students, staff, faculty, and any researcher can now visit the Modern Graphic History Library to view the George Carlson collection. George Carlson (1887-1962) was an American illustrator, mostly known for the Gone with the Wind book jacket design and his Jingle Jangle Comics. The majority of Car...

The Center for the Humanities Comics Collection

By MGHL Staff on July 26, 2012

We’re excited to announce an amazing new addition to the MGHL collections: The Center for the Humanities Comics Collection. A transfer from Washington University’s The Center for the Humanities, the collection contains thousands of comic books, as well as pulp magazines, graphic novel...

The Kaltenthaler Comics & Zines Collection Now Available

By MGHL Staff on April 10, 2012

We’re excited to announce that the Karl S. Kaltenthaler Comic Books and Zines Collection is now available for use. The collection contains over 1,000 comic books from spanning many genres and styles, including super-hero comics, war comics, horror comics, and alternative and underground tit...

Sneak Peek from the Kaltenthaler Comic Books & Zines Collection

By MGHL Staff on March 15, 2012

We’re in the midst of processing a new collection of comic books and zines and wanted to share a few highlights with you. (A zine is a self-published magazine with a small circulation.) Most of the zines in the Karl S. Kaltenthaler Collection are from the early to mid 1980s and focus on mus...