Davis Receives Grant for Preservation of Christian Comics

Media and Cinema Studies Professor Blair Davis has received a $3,000 Vincentian Endowment Fund Award for his “Christianity and Comic Books” project. Blair’s work aims to preserve Christian-oriented comic books which portray the religion in a rarely seen medium.

"Comic books have served as a vibrant form through which Catholic beliefs and culture have been disseminated," Davis said. "By preserving this legacy, DePaul University will further add to its Vincentian identity by allowing current and future students and scholars to benefit from these rarely seen representations of Christianity in popular culture."

Some of the comics that will be available through the DePaul Library's special collections department include "Picture Stories from the Bible", "Catholic Comics" and "The Life of Pope John Paul II".

For more information on Prof. Davis’s research, visit his faculty page.