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New & Noteworthy
Zap Comix is one of the most artistically important comic book series ever published. In Zap, eight unique and gifted artists shared a revolutionary goal. R. Crumb, S. Clay Wilson, Rick Griffin, Victor Moscoso, Spain Rodriguez, Gilbert Shelton, Robert Williams and (later) Paul Mavrides contributed to major changes in comic book design and content. Issue #0 came out in 1967, and issue #16 in 2014.
In light of Valentine’s Day, UC Irvine’s Special Collections & Archives would like to highlight a noteworthy love affair from our British Naval History Collection. This love affair was between the famed Admiral, Lord Horatio Nelson and Lady Emma Hamilton.
Peter and Donna Thomas are a couple of wandering artists who chronicle their adventures in their handmade books. Donna and her friend, Katy McLaughlin, trekked the John Muir Trail in 2002, which spans approximately 210 miles through California's Sierra Nevada mountain range. Their 29-day trip inspired several artists' books in which they hike from Yosemite Valley, through the High Sierras, and summit Mt. Whitney. [slideshow_deploy id='3105'] Peter makes the paper by hand, while Donna hand paints and binds the books.