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Sequential Art exhibited and collected around the world.

Mission Statement
The Words and Pictures Museum, a private non-profit organization is dedicated to the preservation, study, interpretation and presentation of fine graphic narrative and fantasy illustration.

Through the museum's interpretive programming, as well as its educational outreach, the museum seeks to create a greater understanding of the contributions of graphic narrative in art, popular culture and society.

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Professional Galleries Exhibiting Sequential Art
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Original abstract paintings by Alexander Sadoyan

America's only touring theater company re-creating Victorian magic-lantern shows -- the combination of projected images, live drama, and live music that led to the movies. Cartoon art (both sequences of static images and animated cartoons)were an important part of the shows in the 1890s, and are featured in the re-creations. Web site contains specifics about the 10-show repertorie, magic-lantern history, sample magic-lantern cartoons, and touring schedule. NPR calls the shows "A Living National Treasure."

See also the Centro Nazionale del Fumetto in Turin, Italy. Site is in both Italian and English

Artwatch international is an organization that monitoirs the treatment of art works worldwide.

The Need for Artwatch

We believe there is a quality, a component, an aura, unique to works of art which sets them apart from other human endeavors, even closely related ones. It is our fear that this quality is particularly endangered in modern times. Those responsible for custodianship of our collective inherited imagery should be held accountable for decisions regarding the well being of works of art. We are calling for a full disclosure of information regarding specific art conservation projects, methods and historical research. We believe that, had there been a free exchange of points of view and data, many headline-gathering interventions would have been dropped altogether in favor of minimal dustings and careful maintenance procedures. Through the efforts of ArtWatch, a dialogue concerning restoration and conservation has begun, a dialogue which we hope will prevent further tragedies involving our cultural heritage.

Cheshire, Connecticut animation gallery

Open since 1996, Bedeteca of Lisbon is the only place in Portugal which is permanently devoted to comics. Organizes an annual convention. In Portuguese with brief English translations

Thanks to the Institutions which met in Angoulême from 20 to 22 novembre 1998 at the First International Convention of Cartoon and Comics Museums, a project may start to unite them all in a bigger Institution to promote the understanding and appreciation of cartoon art.

Non profit organization dedicated to exhibiting and preserving original works of art

Every one has their favourite cartoonists and characters. Great Britain enjoys a much loved heritage of cartoon art, that records nearly three centuries of our humour and fantasy. But there is no centre in this country where we can see original works from the time of William Hogarth to the present day.

The largest cartoon-related research facility in the United States.

Current holdings include more than 370,000 graphic materials, including 240,000 original cartoons; more than 20,000 books; more than 13,000 serial titles; and more than 2,800 linear feet of manuscript materials. The papers of Milton Caniff, the Walt Kelly Collection, the Robert Roy Metz Collection, the Woody Gelman Collection of Winsor McCay cartoons, and the Will Eisner Collection are the most notable cartoon art collections. Archival collections related to the profession of cartooning include the records of or the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists, the National Cartoonists Society, and the Newspaper Features Council, as well as extensive files on more than 3,000 cartoonists; and the library also maintains a clipping file organized by cartoon-related topics.

The Cartoon Web was founded by Cartoonists & Writers Syndicate (CWS), a division of CartoonArts International. CWS was founded in 1978 by Jerry Robinson, prize-winning cartoonist, comics historian and pioneer Batman artist who created the archvillian the Joker.
The CartoonWeb Archive, the largest cartoon & graphics archive available to the media, fulfills requests for political and humor cartoons, caricatures, and illustrations on any subject. Selections can be sent by fax or e-mail the same day.

Belgian Museum featuring rotating exhibits and programming

Mission Statement

The mission of the Charles M. Schulz Museum and Research Center is to preserve, display, and interpret the art of Charles M. Schulz. The Museum will carry out this mission through exhibits and programming which:

�Illustrate the scope of Schulz's multi-faceted career
�Communicate the stories, inspirations and influences of Charles M. Schulz
�Celebrate the life of Charles M. Schulz and the Peanuts characters
�Build understanding of cartoonists and cartoon art

Terrific web site offering a career timeline, exhibit details and construction photos of the Museum

Graphically and informationally fun site featuring rotating exhibits and library resources. In French but thoroughly enjoyable regardless of your language

Comic history, store and original art for sale

Details and architectural renderings of the Museum slated to open in 2000

Original Frazetta Website

H.P. Lovecraft in the Comics, featuring complete listings of Lovecraft comic adaptations and information about writers, artists, and other fun facts.

Swiss Museum featuring rotating exhibits. Open to the public

La Luz de Jesus Gallery was born twelve years ago in Los Angeles, California as the brainchild of entrepreneur and art collector Billy Shire. JUXTAPOZ Magazine called Shire "the Peggy Guggenheim of Lowbrow" and the creator of a whole new school of art in Los Angeles. The gallery showcases mostly paintings, from figurative to the very abstract, as well as unusual sculpture. The exhibitions are considered post-pop; the art content ranges from folk to outsider to religious to sexually deviant. The gallery's main objective is to bring underground artists and counter culture to the masses.

Home to over 80,000 original cartoon drawings, including over 9,200 cartoons in the Cartoon Drawing Filing Series by such masters as Bill Mauldin, Oscar Cesare, Garry Trudeau, Herbert Johnson, Clifford Berryman, Edwin Marcus, Miguel Covarrubias, and Paul Conrad.

The only Museum of Science Fiction in the world. Has frequently (and will continue to) present sequential art and illustration. Current exhibition by the foremost french and german SF cover artists. Previous exhibitions include Moebius, E. P. Jacobs, etc. Has a huge (european mostly) comics collection. Several original pieces also.

Omiya Municipal Cartoon Art Museum, Japan

Mekanik Strip/Comic Art & Warehouse is the biggest comic shop and comic -art related art gallery in Antwerp and Belgium. Besides having every American and European comic in our store - our galelry has a permanent exhibition of international creators. We often have special exhibits and signings showcasing specific artists. Past guests include Dave McKean, Neil Gaiman, Ted McKeever, Dave Taylor, Milo Manara, John Bolton,.. We also focus once a year on young and upcoming talent ..

Los Angeles, California - Represents and exhibits many artists including Kent Williams and Dave Mckean


Gallery and museum of strip and comic book artwork - slated to open in Chicago in 2002 Visit the site to find out more!!! Modern Mythology Inc.

The Museum of Comic Art "Franco Fossati" is in Lombardy, near Milan, with a collection of more than 750.000 pieces. It's the biggest public collection in Italy. It was founded in 1997 by the Foundation Franco Fossati with the sponsorship of the Italian center for comic art Anonima Fumetti.

The internets largest collection of black superhero exhibits and information. Features commentary and critiques of black comic book heroes.

Virtual catalog of superheroes, creators and related interviews.
A growing exhibit of African American Comicbook Heroes from the past and present. Site features artist spotlights and breaking news.

The purpose of the Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art will be the collection, preservation, study, education, and display of comic and cartoon art. Every genre of the art will be represented: animation, anime, cartoons, comic books, comic strips, gag cartoons, humorous illustration, illustration, political illustration, editorial cartoons, caricature, graphic novels, sports cartoons, and computer-generated art. Further, the museum's rigid collection policy ensures that the art collections will be maintained in an environment of the highest integrity.

This site is a tribute to an American art form and to the unique products whose advertising revenue made it possible. Take a look at this fun and exciting reminder of the products that grabbed our childhood imaginations.

Come explore the Museum. Wander through the Hall of Covers to see some beautiful artwork. Because we are still under construction, there may be a few dead ends and blind alleys, but this early preview will give you an idea of how exciting the Museum of Comic Book Advertising will be when completed. There's already hours of entertainment waiting to be found in existing museum displays.

The Collection has been assembled over a thirty year period and is comprised of the single, finest American illustration art works extant; including the largest collection of originals by Maxfield Parrish, the largest private collection of Norman Rockwell, the largest JC Leyendecker collection, Howard Pyle ("Father of American Illustration"), NC Wyeth, Charles Dana Gibson, Henry Hutt, James Montgomery Flagg, Howard Chandler Christy, John Falter, and many others. All in all, the Collection comprises original art works, prints (open and limited editions), as well as significant memorabilia, vintage materials, artifacts (such as Rockwell’s first paint box and Parrish’s stippling paint brushes) and a plethora of photographic materials. We exhibit over 135 works at a time much like The Frick, the Borgehese Gallery in Roma, and the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston. A rotation of art will complement the permanent portion of the Collection on perpetual display.

The Norman Rockwell Museum is committed to exhibiting the works of other illustrators as part of its mission. These exhibits include the works of illustrators who were contemporaries of Rockwell as well as modern illustrators and the role of illustration in modern society.

Online art gallery and loads of links for original art collectors.

Welcome to the home of Outré Gallery and Outré Gallery Press. Outré Gallery specializes in all sorts of unusual and weird art (originals and prints) - Underground/Alternative, Fantastique, Lowbrow, Comic, Hot Rod, Dark/Macabre and beyond. Some of the artists we carry include H.R. Giger, Robert Williams, Coop, Shag, Todd Schorr, Ed "Big Daddy" Roth, Mark Ryden, Van, Larry Wessel, The Pizz, Niagara, Alberto Vargas, Frank Kozik, Dave Burke, Tom McKee, Jeremy Geddes, Damian Michaels, Charles Schneider, Stephen Kasner, De Es, Beksinki, Jacek Yerka and many more!

Roq la Rue Gallery, Seattle, WA
Gallery of Strange Visions

New exhibit (Fall 1999) entitled DigiLab includes Superman casework displays

Host of the Iranian International Cartoon Festival
The Fifth Tehran Cartoon Biennial
October - November 2001

"Immigration" is the theme for the cartoonists' top works, which will be judged by a jury comprised of Iranian and international members. Portrait caricature comprises part of this exhibition. A related seminar is conducted by prominent Iranian and non-Iranian artists.

The Second Renaissance features a veriety of original art works from many talented artists. Our gallery is located just outside of Boston Massachusetts.

The Centre for the Study of Cartoons and Caricature, established in 1973, is a research centre and picture library, based upon a unique archive of over 85,000 pieces of cartoon artwork supported by a reference library of newspaper cuttings, books, catalogues, and AV materials. Online database of over 30,000 cartoons published in the British press from 1904 onwards, searchable by artist, date, caption, subject.

Comics, Heroes, and American Visual Culture

9 November 2001 - 24 February 2002

Comics, Heroes, and American Visual Culture features nearly seventy works of comic and superhero art drawn from the Dan F. and Barbara J. Howard Collection of American Popular Art. Consisting of over one-hundred works as well as a significant research library, this collection was recently donated to the Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery and Sculpture Garden through the University of Nebraska Foundation.


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