The first library-based Comics Centre in Russia dedicated to the culture of comics, manga and other kinds of visual narrative. Comics, manga etc. are viewed as a visual culture phenomenon in the context of young people’s reading. The Centre’s collection has 4000 titles today and keeps growing. The Comics Centre supports Russian libraries, hosts national and international seminars, organizes travelling exhibitions and participates in regional comics festivals.
The Comics Centre is one of the organizers of KomMissia the largest annual International Comics and Visual Narrative Festival.
The Centre’s specialists are creating a bibliographic database of Russian comics published in the last 25 years and write bibliographic reviews, articles and recommendations.