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Joan Flasch Artists' Book Collection

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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 over twelve 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.

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102.73
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Color de Hormiga (ant color) is a phrase said when things get critical.; This graphic novel, "tells the story of three old school thieves...

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Author: Onnen, Serge
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107.12 (Storage)
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"This graphic novel relates a day in the life of a lucky penny. Celebrated Franco-Dutch illustrator Serge Onnen conceived of this project as...

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109.69 (Storage)
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"Mimicking the techniques of political and scientific pamphlets from the nineteenth century and combining Spiritualist ephemera with...

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112.26
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"Originally drawn in 1996 over the pages of a Japanese book catalogue, Brian Chippendale's monumental 350-page graphic novel, Maggots, is...

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116.38
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A mystery anthology by three artists and a writer, all of whom take advantage of Chicago's legendary history as a crime-riddled metropolis...

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118.37
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"A composite tale consisting of one half of scenes occurring in 'reality' that makes no sense and means nothing, and another half featuring...

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Author: Muth, Jon J.
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117.02
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A graphic novel based on the film by Fritz Lang. Edited by Steve Niles. Script by Thea Von Harbou. There are 4 issues in this mini series.

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117.48
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Visual novella with a non-linear narrative exploring the concept of home as related to memories and place.

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Author: Corman, Leela
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12.72
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A graphic novel of immigrant life on New York's Lower East Side at the turn of the twentieth century, as seen through the eyes of twin...

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12.77
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"Since 1998, Ingo Giezendanner, alias GRRRR, has been documenting the urban spaces in which he has traveled and lived. Apart from his native...

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123.61
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"The Night Bookmobile tells the story of a wistful young woman who one night encounters a mysterious disappearing library on wheels. This...

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RA 2.533 (Restricted Access)
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A folded accordion book, featuring the relationship between a sailor in a diving suit and his mermaid love.; The text is taken from the...

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Zine 15.33
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A fantasy adventure comic, about a circle of friends quest for the goblet of the Crimson Wizard.

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Zine 15.34
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"Sea Urchin" is a stream-of-consciousness autobiographical comic book.; "When a sea urchin lurks within your brain, how can you overcome its...

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Zine 15.38
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Motherlover features illustrations by Nic Breutzman, John & Luke Holden. All colors by Raighne Hogan, with a foreword by Rob Clough. Funding...

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Zine 15.05
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Tin Can Forest (co-authors Pat Shewchuk and Marek Colek) describes "Wax Cross" as "an alchemical folktale set in the twilight of the modern...

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Author: Kelley, Patt
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Zine 12.59
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A historical fiction love story about Fedor Jeftichew, a Russian circus performer known as Jojo the Dog Faced Boy. The original comic was...

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Author: Taylor, Mike
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Zine 15.15
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A comic detailing daily experiences with reflexive anxiety disorder (RAD).

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Zine 6.67
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Comic about a group of sperm traveling to a mysterious egg on a mission filled with danger and turmoil.

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Zine 6.70
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Sixteen page comic narrative about a bear who leaves the circus and is faced with the stresses of being free.; Two-color silkscreen cover...

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Zine 6.79
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"A one-signature graphic novel created as a public artwork for distribution in Champaign-Urbana, Illinois, telling the story of a singular...

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RA 3.110 (Restricted Access)
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Inspired by Elliot Taggart's music for a video game that doesn't exist, this comic book creates a board game-like format in which each page...

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RA Zine 4.108 (Restricted Access)
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A graphic narrative of a girl killing an eel, a surreal metaphor of someone pushing away all of her friends. A photocopied zine bound...

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RA zine 4.109 (Restricted Access)
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Surreal comic narrative about grief, longing for love, and losing touch with reality. The protagonist, unable to deal with the loss of a...

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Author: Umber, Maggie
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Zine 19.25
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Sketchbook images of nature and animals, in a comic-book setting. "Time Capsule is almost wordless, with the few passages that contain words...

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Author: Milburn, Lane
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Zine 21.45
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Black-&-white graphic novel, with a horror/slasher/science-fiction mash-up main story. Also includes a short, full-color prelude titled...

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Zine 21.46
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Black-&-white comic featuring the adventures of two characters, Mop and Fuzz, through a variety of surreal and science-fiction-style...

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Zine 21.51
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"'Titus and the Cyber Sun' is a wordless sci-fi comic depicting a helmet clad traveler in a strange land. She who dons the helmet becomes...

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Author: Bayer, Josh
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Zine 21.52
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A comic book anthology, featuring over fifty underground comic book artists, participating in cartooning narrative games involving panels...

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Author: Shaw, Dash
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Zine 21.58
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Three full-color short stories exploring varied dystopian societies. Titles are: "Object lesson" ; "Acting is reacting" ; "Bronx children's...

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Zine 21.59
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A collection of drawings inspired by the motion picture "American Pyscho." Original artwork was rescanned and published as a 32 page...

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Zine 9.72
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"'The Mire' is a self-contained story set on the eve of battle, as a humble squire is given the seemingly simple task of delivering a letter...

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Author: Bavarsky, Niv
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Zine 9.09
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Collection by comics and illustrations most involving pigs, in either animal or police form.

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Zine 9.18
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Comic by the artist Ben Sea aka Ben Constantine aka Plump Oyster, from Brisbane, Australia. Tells the story of a young couple who've each...

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Author: Heagle, David
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51.03
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"Story and pencils by David Heagle; inks by Dylan Graham." Mini graphic novel. Five sheets, printed on one side, joined to form a continuous...

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Author: Cobb, Liam
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50.27
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Contemporary fairy tales inspired by "The Frog Prince," told in comic book form.

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50.38
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A collaboration between poet Tehila Hakimi and illustrator Liron Cohen.; A woman travels alone on a business trip to China, where she...

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Author: Una
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48.16
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A personal account of gender violence, told in graphic-novel form and set against the backdrop of the 1970s Yorkshire Ripper man hunt. "It's...