About Government Comics

In 1918, the Bureau of Cartoons was established by the Committee on Public Information as a method for recruiting the nation’s cartoonists to promote various campaigns during World War I. The following year, after the war ended, the CPI and its Bureau of Cartoons were abolished, but over the next hundred years the federal government has continued to use cartoons and comics to add visual interest, drama, and fun to the presentation of various types of government information and to simplify complex concepts for a public diverse in age, learning styles, educational levels, and cultural backgrounds.

About the Collection

A selection of government comics owned by the UNT Libraries has been digitized for this collection. To see what physical copies of government comics are available at UNT, and to find more government comics that are available on the web, see the UNT Libraries subject guide to Government Comics.

At a Glance

Cite This Collection

Here is our suggested citation. Consult an appropriate style guide for conformance to specific guidelines.

Government Comics in UNT Digital Library. University of North Texas Libraries. https://digital.library.unt.edu/explore/collections/GOVCOM/ accessed November 29, 2023.

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