Tips are back!!! Here's one from Juli:
You have in hand a collection of previously published comics--you are not sure if they should be treated as comic books (741.59+) or comic strips (741.569+). The publisher does not tell you where the material was originally published. The author’s name is unfamiliar. What geographic notation to add? Maybe you cannot find an authority record for the author, or maybe the authority record does not give you as much information as you need. What is a handy place to look for more information? Try Lambiek Comiclopedia. The Lambiek Comiclopedia describes itself as “an illustrated compendium of over 7,000 comic artists, listed under last name (or pseudonym).” It gives brief descriptions of comic artists, with brief samples of their work, and has links to web sites with more information. The Lambiek Comiclopedia is maintained by the Lambiek comic shop in Amsterdam. We in Dewey Manor find Lambiek Comiclopedia very useful, but we do not rely on it as much as we rely on, for example, Ethnologue for languages. We have provided a sample title list to help classifiers learning to use the new development at 741.5: Sample Title/DDC List: 741.5 Comic books, graphic novels, fotonovelas, cartoons, caricatures, comic strips. That list is not intended to be exhaustive, but we do welcome suggestions for additional titles.