For other comic research libraries in the U.S. and abroad try here and here.
Now, back to comics you can read anywhere you have an internet connection--
This year, SPX gave the Ignatz Award for Outstanding Online Comic to Kate Beaton for Hark! A Vagrant. This strip offers a wonderful range of oddball literary parodies such as Ms. Beaton's take on Wuthering Heights, or her unusual portrayals of historical characters like Ben Franklin and Napoleon. If you can't get online, however, you are in luck, because a book which collects many of the strips plus some new material has been ordered for our library collection.
This year's Ignatz Award for Outstanding Series went to Everything Dies by Box Brown. It's not anywhere near as depressing as it sounds, but certainly thought provoking.
Many online comics deal in social commentary, such as The Knight Life by Keith Knight, which is also syndicated in various newspapers. He also pens (Th)ink, a single panel snapshot of political and current events, and The K Chronicles, a weekly semi-autobiographical strip.
Some online comics that have a semi-autobiographic element include those by Corinne Mucha, or Lezley Davidson. The latter site plans on having tutorials and marketing advice for budding cartoonists as well as comics to enjoy.
Comic by Corrine Mucha
If you prefer fantasy adventure and science fiction, you might try Lost City Comics by Jonathon Dalton, Supernova Lullabye by Mike Sgier, or Tragic Planet by Joey Weiser. If you want an interesting read inspired by the biblical creation of the universe, try Luci's Letdown by Marjee Chmiel and Sandra Lanz.
Infinity Roads by Tim Sparvero has a touch of science fiction, another touch of mythology, and some romannce.
"Anthony was a man with the smallest ego in the universe. A man who hid his low self-esteem through long hair, sunglasses, and heavy metal music. All to impress a girl he loved, Miranda. A girl he felt was unreachable,but who he loved more than life itself...A girl he lost when he found out he was a robot."