Art Imitating Law, Comic Style

Now if this isn’t a mash-up of two of my interests, I don’t know what is! There is a new Exhibition entitled “Superheros in Court: Lawyers, Law and Comic Books” now showing at the Lillian Goldman Law Library at Yale Law School. Leave it to Mark Zaid, a lawyer, comic book collector, and the organizer of the exhibition, to know his heroes from his villains – he regularly represents employees of the Central Intelligence Agency, the Defense Intelligence Agency and the National Security Agency. The images are all covers and depict scenes showing superhero in law-related contexts. You can check out a great showing of Mr. Zaid’s collection here on his web site, Esquire Comics.

Hat tip to ABA Journal and New York times ArtsBeat. Complete lists of items shown are here.

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A Collection of Government Comics – At Your Service

Not so much law, but still exceedingly cool from the curated information perspective , is this fabulous tip from two of my fav research resources, ResearchBuzz and ResourceShelf – a digital archive of comics created by the U.S. Government about government-related topics. Hit the jump here to browse the collection. Everything from Sprocket Girl, to Captain America Goes To War on Drugs, from Snoopy to Blondie and L’il Abner. Comics are shown gallery style, with attributing information, prompting hours of time-wasting fun. You can even download the entire comic as a PDF!

Go ahead – waste a few hours. It is a holiday week, after all.

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