Our Comic Arts Collection is Home to Many Items

Written by: Bexx Caswell-Olson

Primary Source: Wallace Conservation Lab, January 20, 2017

Our Comic Art Collection is home to many items that aren’t in the traditional book format.  This item – a plastic egg containing an action figure and tiny comic – is a great example.  In order to be shelved, it needed a box.

Linsey, our newest employee, made this awesome box. We decided to have some fun, and gave each part of the item it’s own layer.   Thanks, Linsey!

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Bexx Caswell-Olson
Before migrating to Michigan and beginning work at the MSU Libraries Wallace Conservation Lab, Bexx Caswell-Olson was employed as a bookbinder and book conservator in private practice in Iowa City, IA. Prior to running her own business, Bexx spent nearly a decade living in the Boston area where she worked in a variety of libraries and conservation labs, including those at Harvard and MIT. She is Vice President of the Guild of Book Workers, a national organization for those working in bookbinding, book conservation, and the book arts. Bexx holds a Certificate in Bookbinding from the North Bennet Street School and a Master’s of Library Science from Simmons College. In addition to her passion for bookbinding, Bexx also has an affinity for typography, bibliomysteries, seed bead weaving, and vegan baking.