Rare Book & Manuscript Library
 

New York Comics Community collection, 2001-2017

Summary Information

At a Glance

Call No.: MS#1945
Bib ID 13500684 View CLIO record
Creator(s)
Title New York Comics Community collection, 2001-2017
Physical Description 1 Linear Feet (2 document boxes)
Language(s) English
Access

This collection has no restrictions.

Arrangement

Arrangement

Arranged by individual artist.

Description

Scope and Contents

The first acquisition is from Emily Flake (1977-), and consists of the original art and process sketches for her "'Parent' as a verb" series for THE NEW YORKER.

The second acquisition is from Peter Kuper. The roughs and original art for his post-9/11 story, "September 11, 2001," which appeared in his semi-autobiographical graphic novel, STOP FORGETTING TO REMEMBER.

This addition to the New York Comics Community is by Carolita Johnson, a New Yorker cartoonist who has been creating illustrated essays for Longreads.com. This essay, "A woman's work," details her relationship with her late husband, also a New Yorker cartoonist, and examines the sacrifices women artists are forced to make for their partners. The work is ink on board with visible blue pencil, and includes process materials.

  • Flake, Emily

    A cartoonist, writer, performer. teacher, and illustrator. Flake has had cartoons published in The New Yorker, MAD Magazine, and the New Statesman. She had a weekly strip called Lulu Eightball that carried the jokes that are too vulgar for grown-up publications and too racy for MAD. She also does a bi-weekly cartoon for The Nib, usually about current political or cultural topics.

  • Johnson, Carolita

    A New Yorker cartoonist who has been creating illustrated essays for Longreads.com. This essay, "A woman's work," details her relationship with her late husband, also a New Yorker cartoonist, and examines the sacrifices women artists are forced to make for their partners.

  • Kuper, Peter

    Peter Kuper's illustrations and comics have appeared in newspapers and magazines around the world including The New Yorker and MAD where he has written and illustrated SPY vs. SPY every issue since 1997. He is the co-founder of World War 3 Illustrated a political comix magazine and has produced over two dozen books including Sticks and Stones, The System, Diario de Oaxaca, Ruins (winner of the 2016 Eisner Award) and adaptations of many of Franz Kafka's works into comics including The Metamorphosis. His most recent graphic novel is Kafkaesque.

    He has been teaching comics courses at The School of Visual Arts since 1987 and is a visiting professor at Harvard University.

  • Weinstein, Lauren R.

    I am a cartoonist, illustrator, painter and avid gardener who lives in scenic New Jersey with my family and dog, Dr. Buddy.

    I have published three books: Girl Stories, Inside Vineyland and Goddess of War.

    My work has been included in The Best American Comics, An Anthology of Graphic Fiction, Kramer's Ergot, and The Graphic Cannon.

    I have won and been nominated for an Ignatz. This year "Carriers" was also nominated for Slate's studio prize for Cartoonists. Carriers won a gold medal from The Society of Illustrators.

Using the Collection

Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Conditions Governing Access

This collection has no restrictions.

Conditions Governing Use

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. Permission to publish material from the collection must be requested from the Curator of Manuscripts/University Archivist, Rare Book and Manuscript Library (RBML). The RBML approves permission to publish that which it physically owns; the responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.

Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); New York Comics Collection; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Revision Description

2018-08-24 File created.

2019-05-20 EAD was imported spring 2019 as part of the ArchivesSpace Phase II migration.

Subject Headings

The subject headings listed below are found in this collection. Links below allow searches at Columbia University through the Archival Collections Portal and through CLIO, the catalog for Columbia University Libraries, as well as ArchiveGRID, a catalog that allows users to search the holdings of multiple research libraries and archives.

All links open new windows.

Subject

Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Cartoonists -- New York City Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Flake, Emily, 1977- Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Johnson, Carolita Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Kuper, Peter, 1958- Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical / Historical

A cumulative collection, creating a snapshot of the work of the comics community in the NYC metropolitan area. It will allow researchers to track who was working here, when, and how.