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At a Glance
The first phase of the Bissette donation consists of 24 leaves from a 1902 print collection of R.F. Outcault's "Pore Lil' Mose" Sunday comic (1901), plus one leaf from a 1904 edition. This strip details the letters home of a young African-American boy on a trip to New York City, and features racial stereotypes and dialect.
Using the Collection
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Conditions Governing Access
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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); Stephen Bissette Collection; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.
Additions are expected
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Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift of Stephen Bissette, 2020.
About the Finding Aid / Processing Information
Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library
History / Biographical Note
Biographical / Historical
Stephen Bissette is an artist, editor, educator, and more. Making his name as the artist on Alan Moore's SWAMP THING, he went on to be a noted horror comics artist, an editor at Kevin Eastman's Tundra publishing house, and a long-time instructor at the Center for Cartoon Studies. The collection includes a wealth of material from Bissette's days at Tundra, including his work on the indie comics anthology TABOO and roughs of Scott McCloud's UNDERSTANDING COMICS.