The Joan Flasch Artists' Book Collection (JFABC) digital library is an online guide and finding aid for the rich collection of artists’ publications available in Flaxman Library Special Collections. The JFABC brings together close to ten thousand artists’ publications in all formats and media including: books, zines, multiples, video and audio recordings, digital works, periodicals, and other intimate works of art created by artists of local, national, and international significance. Focusing on materials published from the 1960s to the present, it is complemented by collections of reference works and exhibition catalogues to support in-depth research on artists’ publishing.
Published in conjunction with Punk House, an exhibition of items “culled from the archive of Destroy All Monsters (DAM), an influential Michigan artist collective/band that included Mike Kelley, Cary... Read more
"Yizkor" is a comic about Clara, a woman who followed her husband as he was stationed around the U.S. in World War II, and commemorates the losses she suffered from that period in her life.... Read more
A comic based on the artist's alter ego, who critiques urban society and spends her time lurking the nighttime streets, riding her motorcycle, and playing with her switchblades. Hand cut linoleum... Read more
Corpus Corpus is an anthology series based around a theme with an emphasis on Chicago artists. Often photocopy-printed on brightly colored paper, these anthologies have many pieces and feature work by... Read more