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 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
The Adventures of Dorrit Little was created by Monica Johnson to capture the story of an average student debtor in the United States today. The title is a reworking of Charles Dickens’s serial novel L... Read more
The comic opens with a police report, centered around two butchers who woke up with amnesia. Cut-up pieces of the comic carry the theme of a botched butchery. "[This is] a story about two butcher... Read more
This comic depicts a woman as a flower becoming angry as the comic goes on. Botanicals trap the woman in a box, and arms that resemble tree trunks or vines threaten to keep her there. Cat calls seem t... Read more
"A wordless comic made in an accordion fold structure. The comic moves from the space between two people, into the ear, and down to the space between atomic particles, in order to answer the titu... Read more
Printed in 2012, but reprinted in 2017.; A narrative of the titular character’s hero quest, described in the forward as “quiet, violent consumption, followed by celestial ascension,” told in surreal i... Read more
12-page risograph comic by Benjamin Marra depicting the adventures of the Gearson brothers, a mute barbarian swordsman and his laser wielding brother. The Gearsons slay Galacto-demons to harvest their... Read more