Missed It: Bergdoll Collection To The Billy Ireland
Because of a previous acquisition by the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum of underground comix-related material I totally missed a bigger, more significant collection going to the Columbus institution discussed here.
The weird hitch step in comics history where the mature comics-making for many of the underground great dovetailed into the emerging alternative comics movement and its mostly mainstream roots has given us a strange conception of that generation's comics that I think will have to be pulled about and examined as the practitioners themselves fade from view. That's a very exciting prospect as I wonder if we aren't due maybe major reconsiderations of up to two dozen cartoonists before 2030. Having this material in research-friendly institutions will be important to that effort.