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Shonen Jump

Shonen Jump, “The World’s Most Popular Manga”, was a monthly Americanized version of the original weekly Japanese Shonen Jump. The first American Issue (no. 0) came out in November 2002. The magazine featured around 6 different comics, each by a different artist with ongoing stories that continued from one issue to the next. Featured manga titles include Naruto, Yu-Gi-Oh!, Bleach, One Piece,  Dragon Ball Z, Slam Dunk, and Yu Yu Hakusho.

Shonen Jump

Shonen Jump

The library has a total of 98 Shonen Jump‘s (all but 2) from the first to the final issue.

Remember: manga reads from right to left!

Shonen Jump, no. 0.

Shonen Jump, Vol. 1, no. 0.
Cover

Naruto by Masashi Kishimoto.

Naruto by Masashi Kishimoto.
Shonen Jump, Vol. 1, No. 2. February 2003.

Yu-Gi-Oh Activity

Yu-Gi-Oh Activity
Shonen Jump, Vol. 1, No. 2. February 2003.

Shonen Jump, Vol. 1, No. 6. June 2003.

Shonen Jump, Vol. 1, No. 6. June 2003.
Cover

The images that follow are all from the comic YuYu Hakusho by Yoshihiro Togashi, which centers around teenage rebel/gang member/punk Yusuke Urameshi.

The compositions, in fight scenes especially, are extremely dynamic, with onomatopoeia sprinkled all over the place (WHAM!):

YuYu Hakusho by Yoshihiro Togashi.

YuYu Hakusho by Yoshihiro Togashi.
Shonen Jump, Vol. 1, No. 6. June 2003.

YuYu Hakusho by Yoshihiro Togashi.

YuYu Hakusho by Yoshihiro Togashi.
Shonen Jump, Vol. 1, No. 5. May 2003.

YuYu Hakusho by Yoshihiro Togashi.

YuYu Hakusho by Yoshihiro Togashi.
Shonen Jump, Vol. 1, No. 4. April 2003.

YuYu Hakusho by Yoshihiro Togashi.

YuYu Hakusho by Yoshihiro Togashi.
Shonen Jump, Vol. 1, No. 5. May 2003.

YuYu Hakusho by Yoshihiro Togashi.

YuYu Hakusho by Yoshihiro Togashi.
Shonen Jump, Vol. 1, No. 3. March 2003.

YuYu Hakusho by Yoshihiro Togashi.

The comic is graphically playful — many different textures (halftones, gradients, speckles, marble, probably achieved through Letratone) are juxtaposed side-by-side and flatten the image.

YuYu Hakusho by Yoshihiro Togashi.

YuYu Hakusho by Yoshihiro Togashi (close-up).
Shonen Jump, Vol. 1, No. 4. April 2003.

YuYu Hakusho by Yoshihiro Togashi.

YuYu Hakusho by Yoshihiro Togashi.
Shonen Jump, Vol. 1, No. 5. May 2003.

YuYu Hakusho by Yoshihiro Togashi.

YuYu Hakusho by Yoshihiro Togashi.
Shonen Jump, Vol. 1, No. 4. April 2003.

Togashi sometimes entirely changes his drawing style for a single panel and draws a character off-model for comedic or dramatic effect.

YuYu Hakusho by Yoshihiro Togashi.

YuYu Hakusho by Yoshihiro Togashi.
Shonen Jump, Vol. 1, No. 5. May 2003.

YuYu Hakusho by Yoshihiro Togashi. Shonen Jump, Vol. 1, No. 1. January 2003.

YuYu Hakusho by Yoshihiro Togashi.
Shonen Jump, Vol. 1, No. 1. January 2003.

YuYu Hakusho by Yoshihiro Togashi.

YuYu Hakusho by Yoshihiro Togashi.
Shonen Jump, Vol. 1, No. 3. March 2003.


YuYu Hakusho by Yoshihiro Togashi.

YuYu Hakusho by Yoshihiro Togashi.
Shonen Jump, Vol. 1, No. 2. February 2003.

YuYu Hakusho by Yoshihiro Togashi.

YuYu Hakusho by Yoshihiro Togashi.
Shonen Jump, Vol. 1, No. 5. May 2003.




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Strapazin

First launched in 1984, Strapazin is a Swiss-based, German language comics magazine focused on the underground and independent scenes. The aesthetic of the work selected is often defined by expressive, gestural drawings filled with motion and  energy. Notable Strapazin contributors include SVA’s own Gary Panter and David Sandlin, as well as  Daniel Johnston, Le Dernier Cri and Julie Doucet.


spines

The SVA library has 25 issues of Strapazin from June 1994 through the current issue.

Strapazin, No. 106. March 2012.

Strapazin, No. 106. March 2012.
Cover by Sharmila Banerjee

Strapazin, No. 76.

Gary Panter
Strapazin, No. 76.

Strapazin, No. 76.

Gary Panter
Strapazin, No. 76.

Strapazin, No. 53. December 1998.

Gary Panter
Strapazin, No. 53. December 1998.

Strapazin, No. 53. December 1998.

Gary Panter
Strapazin, No. 53. December 1998.

Strapazin, No. 95. June 2009.

Daniel Johnston
Strapazin, No. 95. June 2009.

Strapazin, No. 95. June 2009.

Daniel Johnston
Strapazin, No. 95. June 2009.

Strapazin, No. 95. June 2009.

Daniel Johnston
Strapazin, No. 95. June 2009.

Strapazin, No. 93. December 2008.

David Sandlin
Strapazin, No. 93. December 2008.

Strapazin, No. 93. December 2008.

David Sandlin
Strapazin, No. 93. December 2008.

Strapazin, No. 39. June 1995.

Strapazin, No. 39. June 1995.

Strapazin, No. 103. June 2011.

Helge Reumann & Xavier Robel
Strapazin, No. 103. June 2011.

 

Strapazin, No. 53. December 1998.

Le Dernier Cri
Strapazin, No. 53. December 1998.

Strapazin, No. 53. December 1998.

Le Dernier Cri
Strapazin, No. 53. December 1998.

Strapazin, No. 53. December 1998.

Luca Schenardi
Strapazin, No. 53. December 1998.

Strapazin, No. 53. December 1998.

Luca Schenardi
Strapazin, No. 53. December 1998.

Strapazin, No. 53. December 1998.

Luca Schenardi
Strapazin, No. 53. December 1998.

Hans Scharer

Hans Scharer
Strapazin, No. 53. December 1998.

 

Strapazin Special Issue; Bubbles, Boxes & Beyond. 2000.

Julie Douect
Strapazin Special Issue; Bubbles, Boxes & Beyond. 2000.

Julie Doucet

Julie Doucet
Strapazin Special Issue; Bubbles, Boxes & Beyond. 2000.

Julie Doucet

Julie Doucet
Strapazin Special Issue; Bubbles, Boxes & Beyond. 2000.

Julie Doucet

Julie Doucet
Strapazin Special Issue; Bubbles, Boxes & Beyond. 2000.

 

Photo by Taiyo Onorato & Nico Krebs

Strapazin, No. 53. December 1998.
Photo by Taiyo Onorato & Nico Krebs

 

Strapazin, No. 107. June 2012.

Patrick Savolainen
Strapazin, No. 107. June 2012.

Strapazin, No. 100. September 2010.

Xiang Ya Ta
Strapazin, No. 100. September 2010.

Strapazin, No. 109. December 2012.

Yuichi Yokoyama.
Strapazin, No. 109. December 2012.

Strapazin, No. 100. September 2010.

Yan Cong
Strapazin, No. 100. September 2010.

Strapazin, No. 104. September 2011.

Christina Gransow
Strapazin, No. 104. September 2011.

Strapazin, No. 104. September 2011.

Ludmilla Bartscht
Strapazin, No. 104. September 2011.

Nine Antico

Nine Antico
Strapazin, No. 104. September 2011.

Nine Antico

Nine Antico
Strapazin, No. 104. September 2011.

 

Airbrush Action

Since 1985 Airbrush Action has been teaching artists how to satisfy clients that go in for the Kenny Powers aesthetic. This fine magazine includes tips, tricks, step-by-step how-to’s, competitions, and interviews with airbrush artists. Seemingly every variety of airbrushed material is covered: t-shirts, cars, trucks, buses, helicopters, giant lobster statues, magazine ads, snowmobiles, pre-photoshop photo retouching, medical illustration, toy packaging graphics, fake marble walls, leotards, pleather jackets, bowling pins, bicycles, caricatures, fingernails, hair, prosthetic puppets, and fine art paintings.

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The SVA library has nearly all of the Airbrush Action magazines released between 1988 and the present. Feast your eyes.

Airbrush Action. July/August 2002.

Airbrush Action. July/August 2002.

Airbrush Action. August 1992.

Airbrush Action. August 1992.

Airbrush Action. September/October 1993.

Airbrush Action. September/October 1993.

Airbrush Action. March/April 1988.

Airbrush Action. March/April 1988.

Airbrush Action. September/October 1989.

Airbrush Action. September/October 1989.

Airbrush Action. October 1994.

Airbrush Action. October 1994.

Airbrush Action. May-June 1989.

Airbrush Action. May-June 1989.

Airbrush Action. March-April 1988.

Airbrush Action. March-April 1988.

 

Airbrush Action. July-August 1992.

Airbrush Action. July-August 1992.

Airbrush Action. July-August 1992.

Airbrush Action. July-August 1992.

Airbrush Action. March-April 1991.

Airbrush Action. March-April 1991.

Airbrush Action. March-April 1991.

Airbrush Action. March-April 1991.

Airbrush Action. January-February 1993.

Airbrush Action. January-February 1993.
Jozef Sumichrast

Airbrush Action. January-February 1993.
Jozef Sumichrast

Airbrush Action. July-August 1992.

Airbrush Action. July-August 1992.

Airbrush Action. May-June 1993.

Airbrush Action. May-June 1993.
Jan Strnad & Richard Corben

Airbrush Action. July-August 1994.

Jim Henson’s Creature Shop
Airbrush Action. July-August 1994.

 Airbrush Action. July-August 1994.

Jim Henson’s “The Dark Crystal”
Airbrush Action. July-August 1994.

Airbrush Action. July-August 1994.

Jim Henson’s “Dinosaurs” Puppets
Airbrush Action. July-August 1994.

Airbrush Action. January-February 1994.

Airbrush Action. January-February 1994.

Airbrush Action. January-February 1990.

Airbrush Action. January-February 1990.

Airbrush Action. May-June 1994.

Airbrush Action. May-June 1994.

Airbrush Action. March-April 1993.

Airbrush Action. March-April 1993.

Airbrush Action

Airbrush Action.

Airbrush Action. January-February 1991.

Airbrush Action. January-February 1991.

Airbrush Action. May-June 1994.

Airbrush Action. May-June 1994.

Airbrush Action. May-June 1994.

Airbrush Action. May-June 1994.

Airbrush Action. May-June 1994.

Airbrush Action. May-June 1994.

Airbrush Action. May-June 1994.

Airbrush Action. May-June 1994.

Airbrush Action. January-February 1990.

Airbrush Action. January-February 1990.

Airbrush Action. November-December 2002.

Airbrush Action. November-December 2002.
Steve Vandemon

Airbrush Action. March-April 2005.

Airbrush Action. March-April 2005.

Airbrush Action. July-August 1993.

Airbrush Action. July-August 1993.

Airbrush Action. September-October 1994.

Airbrush Action. September-October 1994.

Airbrush Action. November-December 2002.

Airbrush Action. November-December 2002.

Airbrush Action. May-June 1993.

Airbrush Action. May-June 1993.

Airbrush Action. July-August 1992.

Airbrush Action. July-August 1992.

 

Gangs, Cults & The Occult +++

+++ See Pictures +++

The 81 images in this folder are a glimpse into the bizarre initiation rituals and undertakings of secret societies, cults, and gangs. Pictures feature members of groups such as the Polish Falcons of America, Lion’s Club, Scientology, the KKK, Heaven’s Gate, Freemasons and its many Orders (Order of the Masonic Jesters, Order of the Royal Jesters, Woodmen or the World, Shriners, Red Men of America, Fraternal Order of the Police, Order of the Moose, Job’s Daughters, Order of the Rainbow for Girls) and of course, the Anti-Masons.

See also (related folders): Circus – Clowns (for Shriner Clowns), Ceremonies, Symbols & Symbolism.

Chick-Track by Jack Chick

Chick-Track by Jack Chick
Ritual America by Adam Parfrey & Craig Heimbichner.

hailing sign

Ritual America by Adam Parfrey & Craig Heimbichner.

Ritual America by Adam Parfrey & Craig Heimbichner.

Ritual America by Adam Parfrey & Craig Heimbichner.

Ritual America by Adam Parfrey & Craig Heimbichner.

Ritual America by Adam Parfrey & Craig Heimbichner.

Shiner Hazing

Evidence that Shriners were so proud of making it through brutal hazing rituals that they hung commercial art celebrating their result.
Ritual America by Adam Parfrey & Craig Heimbichner.

Are you a mason?

A penny stamp on a colorful postcard promoted one’s favorite fraternal order.
Ritual America by Adam Parfrey & Craig Heimbichner.

Initiation Rituals

Humorous blast warns of terrible Masonic initiations.
(Anti-Masonic Publication)
Ritual America by Adam Parfrey & Craig Heimbichner.

Shriner Lodge Rituals

Shriner Lodge Rituals enacted in Saigon during the Vietnam War.
Ritual America by Adam Parfrey & Craig Heimbichner.

Ritual America by Adam Parfrey & Craig Heimbichner.

Order of the Rainbow for Girls
Ritual America by Adam Parfrey & Craig Heimbichner.

 Ritual America by Adam Parfrey & Craig Heimbichner.

Mask of the Woodmen of the World
Ritual America by Adam Parfrey & Craig Heimbichner.

Ritual America by Adam Parfrey & Craig Heimbichner.

Ritual America by Adam Parfrey & Craig Heimbichner.

"Binding myself under penalty of having my throat cut across from ear to ear. My tongue torn out by the roots, and my body buried in the rough sands of the sea." Ritual America by Adam Parfrey & Craig Heimbichner.

“Binding myself under penalty of having my throat cut across from ear to ear. My tongue torn out by the roots, and my body buried in the rough sands of the sea.”
Ritual America by Adam Parfrey & Craig Heimbichner.

Ritual America by Adam Parfrey & Craig Heimbichner.

Ritual America by Adam Parfrey & Craig Heimbichner.

Shriners

Ritual America by Adam Parfrey & Craig Heimbichner.

Interview, June 1991.

Interview, June 1991.
Members of the extremist white supremacist group, the Klu Klux Klan, hiding their faces behind masks.

Members of the Klu Klux Klan.

Members of the Klu Klux Klan.

Interview, June 1991.

Interview, June 1991.
The KKK

Away Team

Sightings, Vol 2, Issue 5. 1997.
Heaven’s Gate homepage

Life, 1997. "The Year in Pictures."

“Heaven’s Gate leader Marshall Applewhite lured seemingly sane adults into a cult and, ultimately, to death in San Diego. Were they still alive, his followers might put it another way: In March, 38 of them–of their own free will–downed poisoned applesauce and vodka in order to break free of their bodily ‘containers’ and catch a ride on a passing spaceship hidden behind comet Hale-Bopp.”
Life, 1997. “The Year in Pictures.”

Gene Vincent

Gene Vincent