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New York Comics Community Collection. Rare Book and Manuscript Library. Columbia University.

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Summary Information

At a Glance

Bib ID:13500684 View CLIO record
Title:New York Comics Community Collection, 2001-2017
Physical description:1 Linear Feet (2 document boxes)
Language(s):In English
Access: This collection has no restrictions. This collection is located on site.  More information »

Arrangement

Arrangement

This collection is arranged by individual artist.

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Description

Scope and Content

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 .

The third acquisition is from 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.

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.

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.

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Using the Collection

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Access Restrictions

This collection has no restrictions.

This collection is located on site.

Restrictions on 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

New York Comics Community Collection. Rare Book and Manuscript Library. Columbia University.

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About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries. Rare Book and Manuscript Library; machine readable finding aid created by Columbia University Libraries Digital Library Program Division

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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.

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History / Biographical Note

Historical Note

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.

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