The design of a paper band used to hold together a packet of Onward brand art paper (construction paper). Undated but probably late 1950s or early 1960s.

The design of a paper band used to hold together a packet of Onward brand art paper (construction paper). Undated but probably late 1950s or early 1960s.

A detail of two interior panels from a driving safety pamphlet issued by the State of Wisconsin Motor Vehicle Department. Undated.

A detail of two interior panels from a driving safety pamphlet issued by the State of Wisconsin Motor Vehicle Department. Undated.

Losing Uncle Tim by MaryKate Jordan, with illustrations by Judith Friedman. Published by Albert Whitman & Company, Niles, Illinois, 1989. I would imagine that this book is one of the earliest titles written to help children cope with losing a loved one to AIDS. It is particularly important for explaining that you can’t catch AIDS just by being around or hugging someone that has it.

Losing Uncle Tim by MaryKate Jordan, with illustrations by Judith Friedman. Published by Albert Whitman & Company, Niles, Illinois, 1989. I would imagine that this book is one of the earliest titles written to help children cope with losing a loved one to AIDS. It is particularly important for explaining that you can’t catch AIDS just by being around or hugging someone that has it.

A drawing from the booklet A Doctor Discusses Care of the Back, illustrated by John La Porta, Budlong Press Company, Chicago, IL, 1975. From the chapter “Sex and Your Back”.

A drawing from the booklet A Doctor Discusses Care of the Back, illustrated by John La Porta, Budlong Press Company, Chicago, IL, 1975. From the chapter “Sex and Your Back”.

A drawing from the booklet A Doctor Discusses Care of the Back, illustrated by John La Porta, Budlong Press Company, Chicago, IL, 1975.

A drawing from the booklet A Doctor Discusses Care of the Back, illustrated by John La Porta, Budlong Press Company, Chicago, IL, 1975.

A drawing from the booklet A Doctor Discusses Care of the Back, illustrated by John La Porta, Budlong Press Company, Chicago, IL, 1975.

A drawing from the booklet A Doctor Discusses Care of the Back, illustrated by John La Porta, Budlong Press Company, Chicago, IL, 1975.

Drawings from the booklet A Doctor Discusses Care of the Back, illustrated by John La Porta, Budlong Press Company, Chicago, IL, 1975.

Drawings from the booklet A Doctor Discusses Care of the Back, illustrated by John La Porta, Budlong Press Company, Chicago, IL, 1975.

It has been a while since I’ve indulged my love of illustrations in medical publications. If you’ve been missing this kind of post, here’s one from the booklet A Doctor Discusses Care of the Back, illustrated by John La Porta, Budlong Press Company, Chicago, IL, 1975. More from this booklet to come.

It has been a while since I’ve indulged my love of illustrations in medical publications. If you’ve been missing this kind of post, here’s one from the booklet A Doctor Discusses Care of the Back, illustrated by John La Porta, Budlong Press Company, Chicago, IL, 1975. More from this booklet to come.

Art by Nicole Claveloux from panel in the story “Night Grass” by ZHA. Scanned from the September 1977 issue of the adult illustrated fantasy magazine Heavy Metal.

Art by Nicole Claveloux from panel in the story “Night Grass” by ZHA. Scanned from the September 1977 issue of the adult illustrated fantasy magazine Heavy Metal.

Illustrations by Siostry Felicjanki from an English lesson book for Polish speakers, published by Felician Sisters, Chicago, Illinois, 1952 (second printing).

Illustrations by Siostry Felicjanki from an English lesson book for Polish speakers, published by Felician Sisters, Chicago, Illinois, 1952 (second printing).

Illustrations by Siostry Felicjanki from an English lesson book for Polish speakers, published by Felician Sisters, Chicago, Illinois, 1952 (second printing).

Illustrations by Siostry Felicjanki from an English lesson book for Polish speakers, published by Felician Sisters, Chicago, Illinois, 1952 (second printing).

Illustrations by Siostry Felicjanki from an English lesson book for Polish speakers, published by Felician Sisters, Chicago, Illinois, 1952 (second printing). More posts from this book to follow.

Illustrations by Siostry Felicjanki from an English lesson book for Polish speakers, published by Felician Sisters, Chicago, Illinois, 1952 (second printing). More posts from this book to follow.

An English lesson book for Polish speakers, published by Felician Sisters, Chicago, Illinois, 1952 (second printing). Illustrations by Siostry Felicjanki. More posts from this book to follow.

An English lesson book for Polish speakers, published by Felician Sisters, Chicago, Illinois, 1952 (second printing). Illustrations by Siostry Felicjanki. More posts from this book to follow.

A detail of an undated Mexican lesson sheet (called monografías) about sex and hygiene.

A detail of an undated Mexican lesson sheet (called monografías) about sex and hygiene.

Sample page featuring a talking churro from the subversive Mexican publication Diccionario De Albures Illustrado by Carlos Chávez. Printed in Mexico City in April, 2000.

This is a bonus Public Collectors Request Line fulfillment for the great Tumblr eggsackley whose wonderfully broad request was “mini comics? cartoony illustrations or ads? record covers/flyers illustrated the same way? drug/spiritual book/happening illustrations?”

Sample page featuring a talking churro from the subversive Mexican publication Diccionario De Albures Illustrado by Carlos Chávez. Printed in Mexico City in April, 2000.

This is a bonus Public Collectors Request Line fulfillment for the great Tumblr eggsackley whose wonderfully broad request was “mini comics? cartoony illustrations or ads? record covers/flyers illustrated the same way? drug/spiritual book/happening illustrations?”