Thanks for watching! Visit Website Strickler blames Joe Btfsplk for starting him on this decades-long project. Joe, as Baby Boomers and their parents will recall, was a mischievous character in Al Capp's caustic comic strip "Li'l Abner" which ran from June 30th, to March 22nd, USC's library held two well-known encyclopedias on comics but nothing like the exhaustive indexes available in other areas of the humanities.
The Comic Strip Library is a digital library containing a collection of public domain comic strips. Everything in the collection predates and is no longer under copyright in the United States. Currently the Comic Strip Library is more of a proof-of-concept and a work-in-progress than a fully realized project, but the foundations are there to build on. Unlike many comic databases which are indexed by date alone, the comics in the Comic Strip Library are thoroughly cataloged. Searches on the Comic Strip Library can match text from dialogue and narration; character names; subject matter; objects, creatures, and people depicted in a strip; or even literary techniques. For example, a search for "fourth wall" will turn up comic strips which break the fourth wall, and a search for "puns" will bring up comics containing word play. Who made the Comic Strip Library?
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