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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.
"This volume brings to light collages, collage books, word poems, and altered comic strips that have been largely inaccessible or unavailable since their making. Originally published in small edi... Read more
Zines produced for the Punk 101 class, Spring 2012. Authors are: Andrea Alonge, Graeme Butler, Katie Condon, Sabrina De Martini, James Decker, Lara Ditkoff, Brandon Goei, Gabriella Hileman, Bronwyn Is... Read more
Self-published zines as part of the final project by an SAIC Core Studio class in Fall 2016, taught by Tom Burtonwood and Burton Isenstein; project titled "Swap/Meet," where each student cre... Read more
Final zine projects for the SAIC's Punk 101 course, taught and compiled by Thomas Comerford, Spring semester 2016. Includes work by Christian Blauch, Ellery Chalmers, Jessica Darnell, Nicole Del... Read more
Rosie Accola uses comics as "a medium that encapsulates the closeness of a diary along with a genuine love of books. The comics in this collection are about learning to make space for yourself—wh... Read more