The center spread from Gaylord Phoenix #6 by Edie Fake. Printed at Spudnik Press in Chicago, 2012.
Public Collectors is founded upon the concern that there are many types of cultural artifacts that public libraries, museums and other institutions and archives either do not collect or do not make freely accessible. Public Collectors asks individuals that have had the luxury to amass, organize, and inventory these materials to help reverse this lack by making their collections public.
This page consists of sample findings and excerpts. It is also an account of the contents of my home and digital files from my camera. If you have suggestions, have a collection you want to share, or are in Chicago and would like to see something in person, please contact me. This blog is intended as a casual, more personal supplement to the main Public Collectors website.
Public Collectors is maintained by Marc Fischer.
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A page from R. Crumb’s Head Comix, by Robert Crumb, published by Fireside Press in 1988. Aside from the cover, the entire book is in black and white, however here (and on another page) the previous owner decided to treat this like a coloring book. Not a bad idea!
One of my favorite things I picked up at the recent Chicago ‘Zine Fest was this new publication given to me by talented pal Max Morris. The cover is wonderfully silkscreened with metallic ink. When I asked Max if the title Man in the Trees was inspired by the song by the great band Die Kreuzen, he gave the answer I was hoping for: Yes!