Underground Comix

Many Libraries Make Them Special.

Bill Adler, journalist and hip-hop documentarian  has donated a thousand-item collection of subversive comics and related ephemera to the RISD Fleet Library library.1

Underground comix changed the economics of comic book publishing in the 1970s. Underground Classics: The Transformation of Comics into Comix2 provides the history of the change from comics to comix.

Other collections of Comix are held by Cornell,3 Iowa State University4, California Polytechnic State University,5 University of California Berkeley,6 and Washington State University.7


Solondz, Simone (2021). Underground Comix Meet the Fleet. Rhode Island School of Design News. (7/13).


Danky, James Philip, Denis Kitchen, and Jay. Lynch. Underground Classics : the Transformation of Comics into Comix . New York: Abrams, 2009.


Underground Comix collection, 1948-1978. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
Cornell University Library.


Underground Comix Collection .Special Collections Department, Parks Library Iowa State University.


Moore Collection of Underground Comix. California Polytechnic State University.


Guide to the Lynn R. Hansen Underground Comics Collection 1899-1994. Washington State University, Libraries Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections.