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Government Comics

Cartoons and comic books published by government agencies; also government publications that discuss cartoons and comics.

Cartoon Collections

These are individual cartoons and brief comic strips that have been compiled into a larger volume and published as a collection. The very first government comic book was The Cartoon Book, a compilation of propaganda cartoons commissioned from popular artists to promote the Third Liberty Loan bond campaign to help pay for expenses incurred during World War I. Over the years, the U.S. government has published several other anthologies devoted to a single theme or a single cartoonist, as well as a number of elaborately produced exhibition catalogs to accompany museum exhibits of cartoons and comic strips, also usually focused on a single theme or artist


Exhibition Catalogs and Historical Studies

Online Archives

These are online collections of government comics, as well as collections of non-governmental comics that have been archived on government websites. 

Library of Congress

National Archives and Records Administration

U.S. Senate

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