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.
François Girard-Meunier and Anton Westbom Weflö recreated pages of classic comics like Peanuts, Garfield, Tintin and Asterix using found stock images. The photos were not purchased and have the waterm... Read more
Small piece includes whimsical, cartoon imagery silkscreened with French and English words and graphics of an industrial nature. Printed on newsprint. Library has no. 58 in an edition of 200, signed b... Read more
Rage of Poseidon is a humorous mediation on religion and faith. In Nilsen's characteristic philosophical style, the work asks how a twenty-first century child might respond to being sacrificed on... Read more
"[Big Kids] follows a troubled teenage boy through the transformative years of high school as he redefines his friends, his interests, and his life path… Big Kids muses on the complicated, and of... 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
"Nog A Dod…documents nearly a decade of work by a loosely affiliated group of primarily Vancouver artists who draw with and about each other. Their work falls somewhere between children's bo... Read more
Published by Drawn and Quarterly, 'Dirty Dishes' chronicles the many practices of the Canadian artist, cartoonist, and filmmaker, Amy Lockhart. This piece shows her character sketches, paint... Read more