In December 2009 the Visual Arts Library received a generous donation from Dave Roman and Nickelodeon; a full run of Nickelodeon Magazine (1993-2008). Dave and Chris Duffy edited the comics section of the magazine which was a prominent feature in every issue. Sometimes they would feature a vintage comic, such as this one drawn by Harvey Kurtzman in 1947:
More often, they would feature some of the most talented underground comic artists of the day, such as Sam Henderson:
and Michael Kupperman:
The list of contributing artists is long and impressive. Many of the contributors (including Dave Roman) were/are SVA alums and/or instructors. It was a great get for the library, and we are very thankful to Dave and Nickelodeon. Come to the back stacks of the periodicals, turn the crank of the compact shelving to N, take a few volumes to a comfortable seat, and enjoy.
[Below, please see a small sampling of books in our main collection by cartoonists who were featured in Nick Magazine.]