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At a Glance
Arranged by individual artist.
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.
Using the Collection
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Conditions Governing Access
You will need to make an appointment in advance to use this collection material in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room. You can schedule an appointment once you've submitted your request through your Special Collections Research Account.
This collection has no restrictions.
This collection is located on-site.
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.
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); New York Comics Collection; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.
Materials may have been added to the collection since this finding aid was prepared. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Purchase, Kevin Sacco, 2019.
Gift of Peter Kuper, 2018-2019.
Purchase, Emily Flake, 2018.
Purchase, Carolita Johnson, 2018.
Purchase, Lauren Weinstein, 2019.
About the Finding Aid / Processing Information
Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library
2018-08-24 File created.
2019-05-20 EAD was imported spring 2019 as part of the ArchivesSpace Phase II migration.
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.