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.
A collection of daily, diary comics by artist Annie Mok, inspired by the style and format of her work during the 2014 hourly comic challenge. Strips are drawn with a sense of urgency, using simple bla... Read more
"Edited by Andrew Lampert, this expansive anthology explores the writings that underscore George Kuchar's work and life. The most comprehensive collection of writings on the artist to date,... Read more
"…acclaimed artist and writer Nicole J. Georges has amassed hundreds of pages of autobiographic comics, lush illustrations and confessional diary entries in her zine Invincible Summer. This volum... 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
"Syllabus takes the course plan for Lynda Barry's workshop and runs wild with it in her densely detailed signature style. Collaged texts, ballpoint pen doodles, and watercolor washes on yell... 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
A collaboration between Shapiro and the security guards at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, in an effort to create a dialogue, and to encourage the guards to think of themselves as artists... Read more