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Stephen DeStefano Papers, 1982-2016

Summary Information

At a Glance

Call No.: MS#1948
Bib ID 13516866 View CLIO record
Creator(s) DeStefano, Stephen
Title Stephen DeStefano Papers, 1982-2016
Physical Description 6.25 Linear Feet (5 record storage cartons)
Language(s) English .
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.

Material is unprocessed, but can be made available without further review. Please contact rbml@columbia.edu for more information.

This collection is located on-site.

Arrangement

Description

Content Description

The archive includes original comic art from his time at DC Comics, including the series he created, "'Mazing Man;" his Eisner-nominated graphic novel, "Lucky in Love;" and storyboards for "Venture Bros.," "Ren & Stimpy," etc., along with early comic art, sketchbooks, minicomics, and more. This collection reveals a working cartoonist's process, and also relates to the Danny Hellman, Bob Fingerman, and New York Comics Community collections.

Using the Collection

Rare Book and Manuscript Library

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.

Material is unprocessed, but can be made available without further review. Please contact rbml@columbia.edu for more information.

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.

Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Stephen DeStefano Papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

Accruals

Materials may have been added to the collection since this finding aid was prepared. Contact rbml@columbia.edu for more information.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Stephen DeStefano, 2018

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

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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Genre/Form

Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Cartoons (working drawings) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Comics (Graphic works) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

Subject

Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Caricatures and cartoons Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical / Historical

Stephen DeStefano is a Queens-born comics and animation artist who got his first job with DC Comics when he was just 15 years old. His work has been nominated for Eisner Awards (the "Oscars of the Comics Industry") and he has been involved with noted animated series such as "Venture Bros."