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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Fr 677

Ludlow-Santo Domingo Library French hardbound comics

Hardbound comics, or graphic novels, chiefly French, from small and major publishers including Albin Michel, Dupis, and Humanoides Associes, some with signatures and/or signed drawings by the creators. Alternative lifestyles are addressed in many of the works, and many comics include drug references, largely marijuana consumption and opium culture, particularly as it relates to drug trafficking in regions of Asia.


  • circa 1956-2006


Language of Materials

Collection materials are in French, with some English, Spanish, German, Italian, and Dutch.

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.


12 linear feet


Arranged alphabetically by publisher, then within publisher alphabetically by title.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

2015M-85. Depostited by Julio Mario Santo Domingo, III; received: 2012 April.

Forms part of the Julio Mario Santo Domingo Collection.

Related Materials

Ludlow-Santo Domingo Library Underground Comics Collection, circa 1968-2000 (MS Am 3107). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Processing Information

Processed by: Melinda Carr
Link to catalog
Santo Domingo, Julio Mario, 1957-2009, collector. Ludlow-Santo Domingo Library French hardbound comics, circa 1956-2006 (MS Fr 677): Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library
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