to the online home of Toadstool Enterprises, a publisher
and art studio producing exclusively the comics and comic related
art of Kevin P. Croall.
Kevin P. Croall's style has be associated with the dark and dramatic,
fusing classical elements with dynamic flare. Kevin's
credits can be found across the board in other comic publishers
including 01COMICS, IMAGE, CARNAL COMICS, MAIN PUBLISHING, COMICSONE and INFOSPEC PRESS and in web design, sculpture
and video games.
Current Toadstool works include KRAE - Tales of
Hold and DEFAULT - Factor 12 (both viewable at our comics
section or in print from our online store).
HOT SPOTS IN TOADSTOOL!
KRAE #1 in print and in color at 01comics.
WHITE LIE 1.0 signed to publisher 01comics!
NEWS/EVENTS section is
*NEW!* Two new books at
LIE 1.0 and EARTH
See the world of KRAE online at the official KRAE
" Comics and comic books
are one of the most pervasive and influential
media forms of 20th-century popular culture. A survey
indexes demonstrates that researchers in the fields of history,
sociology, and literature are discovering that studying comic books provides
unique and valuable insights on 20th-century culture. Thus, many
libraries have experienced an increase in requests for information
on, and copies of, comic books.
Unfortunately, as with other genres
of popular literature such as science fiction, comic books were
often considered unworthy of addition to research library collections.
The original NYPL Research Libraries policy was to collect representative
samples of comic books and microfilm them. Emphasis was not placed
on keeping original material.
Reference material on the history and
cultural significance of comic books are collected by the General
Research Division and may be requested from the general stacks.
Some titles dealing with comic books as a graphic art form are collected
by the Arts, Prints and Photographs Division. In light of the recent
increased interest in original comic books and the publication of
many new reference titles, GRD has begun expanding collection development
in this area. Due to the difficulty of obtaining original comic
books circa 1930-1960, emphasis has been placed on reprint collections,
microforms, and reference titles. Graphic novels, selected current
comics and titles on comic artists, writers, collecting, etc., are
presently being added to the collections. This guide represents
the current state of comics related material. Users are advised
to consult the online catalog for the latest available items."