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.
Text by Mary Jane Kidd with illustrations by B.L. Perkins.; A collection of narratives detailing encounters with people depicted in pen and ink illustrations.; Part of Grasslands, an alter ego of Kidd... Read more
"Depending on who you ask, 19 in 2021, is a nonlinear sci-fi serial about aliens and time travel, queer brown teenage angst and surveillance capitalism, or specters and spectrums."--The publ... Read more
Poetry, including text as visual. "The manuscript is an excerpt of a larger project which presents a series of visual poems derived from the 88 constellations of Western astronomy."--From ar... Read more
A comic is about humanity near extinction, with characters Lieutenant Diamond and Major Braxx trying to save the world against The Pariah. Completed as a part of artist Frank Santoro's Spring 201... Read more
A series of drawings capturing the “pattern of ultimate nonsense in the world,” through walking. With a line drawing accompanied by the day and count of steps, the artist places together “a living doc... Read more
Two books, side by side, folded into one brochure-style artist book.; "A visual song cycle (or double album!), sung by a hummingbird, addressing a candle, eavesdropped on by the moon. Two attache... Read more
Cut pages allow for the creation of various monsters by combining heads, bodies and feet.; Each body part is accompanied by a name, skill set and place of origin which allows for the creation of chara... Read more