Comics as Data
June 29, 2020
Comics as Data is an ongoing collaborative project that examines library catalog data to explore geographies of publishing and library collecting policies in North American comics. Continuing an institutional history of creating collections as data, a group of Michigan State University librarians, digital humanists, and faculty formed a working group in 2018 to compile and analyze comic book data. The dataset is openly available through a GitLab repository, where the team will share data visualizations so that scholars and members of the public can explore and interrogate this unique collection.