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.
"Hom(less)ness is a compilation of a range of voices, both near and far, speaking to notions of home, identity, and otherness, to mention just a few. Alongside our contributors, we seek to raise... Read more
The artist comprised the book into both essay-form and diary viewpoints of a relationship between father and daughter. "Sable Elyse Smith considers playgrounds and landscapes as they relate speci... Read more
"Experiemental poetry, in a chapbook. Series of poems that work in concert with original material written by John Perry Hanna II between May 4, 1941 and May 7, 1942 in 'Diary of an Illinois... Read more
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
"A collection of sadness in the everyday life. With a collection of comics, writing, and imagery, it explores the different aspects of sadness. That sadness is not just saved for tears or sad eve... Read more
Typewritten personal zine (per-zine) by Melanie (or Melon), a queer high school student drummer in a riot grrrl band. Features stories about her parents' divorce, breasts and masturbation, aborti... Read more
"WTVR (White Tiger Vacation Rental) lasted 4 issues before the idea was repurposed. It was designed as a way of recontextualizing content from the Urban blog to bring exposure of that content to... Read more