Ohio State Cartoon Research Library has announced that Jay Kennedy, the former King Features Syndicate Editor in Chief, who died last year has bequeathed his entire collection to the library. The collection has more than 9,500 items and is considered one of the most extensive collections of underground comics in the world.
Regarding Jay’s collection, current King Features editor Brendan Burford said,
“During the time I knew Jay Kennedy, I was fortunate to have him share many things with me, among them, his comic book collection. I got to know his collection very well as we worked together for several years cataloging its contents. It’s a tremendous collection — one that is unparalleled. I can’t think of a better home for Jay’s comic books than the OSU Cartoon Research Library. The collection will live on admirably.”