I'm excited to announce that high-resolution digital reproductions of my project Tender Buttons: OBJECTS are now available to view and download, for free, from the Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library at Yale University. View the digital collection.
This library is the perfect home for this series, as their collections include many of Gertrude Stein's and Alice B. Toklas's manuscripts, letters, photographs, printed materials, personal papers, art, and objects.
It's an honor to have my comics there; I hope they can shed new light on a difficult and interesting writer. The drawings are available to view by the public, if you happen to be in New Haven. If not, the scans by the library staff are really exquisite. You can see the grain of the paper, the texture of the media, and every little fingernail indentation. Thank you, Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library staff.
And, thank you, David Abel of Passages Bookshop, for making this happen! I might be a hundred years too late to join Gertrude Stein's Parisian circle, but the one I have in Portland is really amazing. Do stop at Passages Bookshop if in Portland.