Detail from "The Return of Ray D," Love and Rockets #20 (1987).
The comics medium offers a unique form of communication where word and image combine to follow the exploits of characters through space and time...Its ostensibly "innocent" form allows for the dissemination and articulation of difficult ideas in an accessible manner, providing a platform for political and social commentary as well as a vehicle for escapism, introspection and deviance.
— Emma Mahoney, Introduction to Cult Fiction: Art and Comics
In this guide you will find resources related to comics and graphic novels available in the Pratt library collection. For those interested in reading more comics, the collection's materials are divided into pages that outline a rough chronology of the medium's development in the United States. The "History, Theory and Criticism" page collects scholarly research about narrative sequential art. Finally, those interested in creating their own comics should check out the "Resources for Creators" page.
Pratt's collection of Japanese manga is also covered in this guide; go here to begin learning about this unique form of sequential narrative art!
A place for all comic-loving Pratt students to meet, share their work, play drawing games, learn about self-publishing, and collaborate! Members curate and edit Static Fish, an anthology of student work which has been printing up to three times a year since the 1980s. All Pratt students are encouraged to submit!