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Feb. 20, 2019

The Serious Art of Comics


Michigan State University is home to some seriously exceptional opportunities for students and fans of comic art...

The comic art and graphic novels minor in the College of Arts and Letters is one of the first programs of its kind for a nonart school. In the interdisciplinary program, students create and sell their own comics, exposing them to concepts, vocabulary and methods that complement majors in other visual fields.

You’ll also find the largest and most comprehensive library comic book collection in the world at MSU Libraries, with more than 300,000 items and comics with publishing dates as early as the 1840s.

In addition, MSU produces an award-winning comic art and graphic novel podcast and hosts an annual, multi-day comics forum for scholars, creators and fans.

Check out these and more points of pride in this comic, created by MSU student Lora Root.

Michigan State University Comic Studies Features a number of high-caliber resources, such as... Award-winning, productive and engaged professors, the MSU comic art and graphic novel minor, the MSU comic art and graphic novel podcast, the MSU Comics Forum, a multi-day annual event for scholars, creators and fans, partnerships with local conventions and scholarship opportunities, and the largest public collection of comic books in the world!
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