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Contact Infomation:

Special Collections

MSU Libraries

366 W. Circle Drive

East Lansing, MI 48824

517.884.6471

E-mail:spc@mail.lib.msu.edu

URL: http://specialcollections.lib.msu.edu

Date Received:

1993

Date Processed:

2013

Preferred Citation:

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: Box number, Folder number and/or title, Claypool Comic Art Collection, MSS 404, Special Collections, Michigan State University Main Libraries, East Lansing, MI

Copyright Notice:

Copyright is retained by the author of the items in this archive, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

Usage Restrictions:

There are no restrictions on the use of this collection.

Photoduplication Restrictions:

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Historical Background:

Claypool Comics was formed in 1993 by Cat Yronwode.  As an independent comic company, Claypool made its mark by focusing on a limited number of series.  By focusing on a small number of properties Claypool was able to grow their readership, by gaining a strong fan base loyal to a particular story line.  The company published 336 issues total in three main series, Elvira, Mistress of the Dark, Soulsearchers and Company, and Deadbeats.  Soulsearchers and Deadbeats each had a run of 82 issues, while Elvira ran for 166 issues.  In late 2006 Claypool announced that they would be ending their run of print comics in their three series due to their distributor, Diamond, dropping them because of poor sales.  In April of 2007 Claypool began e-publishing their property, Deadbeats, which ran from April of 2007 until April 2013. The complete e-published series can be found at http://claypoolcomics.com/deadbeatsonline/

Processing Note:

The Claypool Comic Art Collection was processed by Jeremy Rudlaff, Summer 2013

Arrangement:


Box Folder Description
Advertisements and Marketing
1 1 "After the Fact" Newsletter
1 2 Claypool Comic Ads
1 3 Claypool Comic Catalogues
1 4 Claypool Ad Originals and Layouts
1 5 Claypool Comic Sampler
1 6 Claypool Comics Offer Ad
1 7 Claypool Ads 1994-1998
1 8 Claypool Color Flyer - 1993
1 9 Claypool Color Flyer - 2 page - 1994
1 10 "Where can you find hidden treasures?" Ad
1 11 Claypool Ads in Comic Buyers Guide (CBG) - folder 1 of 4
1 12 Claypool Ads in Comic Buyers Guide (CBG) - folder 2 of 4
1 13 Claypool Ads in Comic Buyers Guide (CBG) - folder 3 of 4
1 14 Claypool Ads in Comic Buyers Guide (CBG) - folder 4 of 4
1 15 Marketing Items - 2002
1 16 Claypool Ads - Conventions - 1995
1 17 Claypool Ads - 10% Off Coupon - San Diego Comic Con - 2001
1 18 Claypool Comics Convention Folder Sample
1 19 Retailer Sample Pack - 1997
1 20 Retailer Sample Pack - 1999
1 21 Retailer Sample Pack - 2000
1 22 Retailer Sample Pack - 2001
1 23 Retailer Sample Pack - 2004
1 24 Retailer Sample Pack - 2005
Correspondence
1 25 Correspondence - General - folder 1 of 2
1 26 Correspondence - General - folder 2 of 2
1 27 Correspondence - General - 1993
1 28 Correspondence - Bails, Jerry
1 29 Correspondence - Cuccio, David
1 30 Correspondence - Eisner, Will
1 31 Correspondence - Engel, Jim
1 32 Correspondence - Hanes, Ted
1 33 Correspondence - Harvey, R.C.
1 34 Correspondence - Kendig, Doug
1 35 Correspondence - Marrs, Lee
1 36 Correspondence - Overstreet, Bob
1 37 Correspondence - Raschack, Jason
1 38 Correspondence - Rockman, Richard J.
1 39 Correspondence - Smith, Timothy
1 40 Correspondence - Stazer, Thomas
1 41 Correspondence - Thompson, Maggie
1 42 Correspondence - Vadeboncoeur Jr., Jim
1 43 Correspondence - West, Richard
1 44 Correspondence - Authorizing Agent Letters
1 45 Correspondence - Christmas Cards from Creators and Companies
1 46 Correspondence - Lesser Book of the Vishanti
1 47 Correspondence - Mcfarlane Toys
1 48 Correspondence - Ohio State University
1 49 Correspondence - Overstreet Price Guide
Miscellaneous
1 50 Amateur Press Alliance
1 51 Andromeda Bankruptcy
1 52 Brainard, Marcus - Material
1 53 Comic Art Labels
1 54 Creator Photos
1 55 Dr. Strange - Chronology
1 56 Dr. Strange - Catalogue of the Alien Dimensions Visited by Dr. Strange in "Strange Tales"
1 57 Dr. Strange - Index to Ritual Power-Objects in Dr. Strange's Reality
1 58 Eisner, Will - Graphic Storytelling
1 59 Eisner, Will - Pre-Publication Materials
1 60 Eisner, Will - Invisible People
1 61 Eisner, Will - Invisible People - Script
1 62 Eisner, Will - The Spirit Returns
1 63 Eisner, Will - The Spirit - Production Material
1 64 Krazy Kat Index
1 65 Kung Fu Kronology
1 66 Little Orphan Annie - Reprint Guide
1 67 Sequential Art
1 68 Valor of Ignorance - Unpublished
1 69 Women in Comics
1 70 Yronwode, Cat - Articles
1 71 Yronwode, Cat - Official Cat Yronwode Price Guide to Kitchen Ware
1 72 Yronwode, Cat - Semi-Self-Explanatory-Auto-Interpretive Horoscope
1 73 Yronwode, Cat - "A Spirit Story"
1 74 Yronwode, Cat - "This is Fit to Print" - Collected Column
1 75 Yronwode, Cat - "What I Did Instead of Buying a Computer"
Box Folder Description
Purchase Orders
2 1 Sales Reports/Inventory
2 2 1995 - June
2 3 1995 - July
2 4 1995 - August
2 5 1995 - September
2 6 1995 - October
2 7 1995 - November
2 8 1995 - December
2 9 1999 - January - Elvira #69/ Soulsearchers #34
2 10 1999 - February - Elvira #70/ Deadbeats #34
2 11 1999 - March - Elvira #71/ Soulsearchers #35
2 12 1999 - April - Elvira #72/ Deadbeats #35
2 13 1999 - May - Elvira #73/ Soulsearchers #36
2 14 1999 - June - Elvira #74/ Deadbeats #36
2 15 1999 - July - Elvira #75/ Soulsearchers #37
2 16 1999 - August - Elvira #76/ Deadbeats #37
2 17 1999 - September - Elvira #77/ Soulsearchers #38
2 18 1999 - October - Elvira #78/ Deadbeats #38
2 19 1999 - November - Elvira #79/ Soulsearchers #39
2 20 1999 - December - Elvira #80/ Deadbeats #39
2 21 2000 - January - Elvira #81/ Soulsearchers #40
2 22 2000 - February - Elvira #82/ Deadbeats #40
2 23 2000 - March - Elvira #83/ Soulsearchers #41
2 24 2000 - April - Elvira #84/ Deadbeats #41
2 25 2000 - May - Elvira #85/ Soulsearchers #42
2 26 2000 - June - Elvira #86/ Deadbeats #42
2 27 2000 - July - Elvira #87/ Soulsearchers #43
2 28 2000 - August - Elvira #88/ Deadbeats #43
2 29 2000 - September - Elvira #89/ Soulsearchers #44
2 30 2000 - October - Elvira #90/ Deadbeats #44
2 31 2000 - November - Elvira #91/ Soulsearchers #45
2 32 2000 - December - Elvira #92/ Deadbeats #45
2 33 2001 - January - Elvira #93/ Soulsearchers #46
2 34 2001 - February - Elvira #94/ Deadbeats #46
2 35 2001 - March - Elvira #95/ Soulsearchers #47
2 36 2001 - April - Elvira #96/ Deadbeats #47
2 37 2001 - May - Elvira #97/ Soulsearchers #48
2 38 2001 - June - Elvira #98/ Deadbeats #48
2 39 2001 - July - Elvira #99/ Soulsearchers #49
2 40 2001 - August - Elvira #100/ Deadbeats #49
2 41 2001 - September - Elvira #101/ Soulsearchers #50
2 42 2001 - October - Elvira #102/ Deadbeats #50
2 43 2001 - November - Elvira #103/ Soulsearchers #51
2 44 2001 - December - Elvira #104/ Deadbeats #51
2 45 2002 - January - Elvira #105/ Soulsearchers #52
2 46 2002 - February - Elvira #106/ Deadbeats #52
2 47 2002 - March - Elvira #107/ Soulsearchers #53
2 48 2002 - April - Elvira #108/ Deadbeats #53
2 49 2002 - May - Elvira #109/ Soulsearchers #54
2 50 2002 - June - Elvira #110/ Deadbeats #54
2 51 2002 - July - Elvira #111/ Soulsearchers #55
2 52 2002 - August - Elvira #112/ Deadbeats #55
2 53 2002 - September - Elvira #113/ Soulsearchers #56
2 54 2002 - October - Elvira #114/ Deadbeats #56
2 55 2002 - November - Elvira #115/ Soulsearchers #57
2 56 2002 - December - Elvira #116/ Deadbeats #57
2 57 2003 - January - Elvira #117/ Soulsearchers #58
2 58 2003 - February - Elvira #118/ Deadbeats #58
2 59 2003 - March - Elvira #119/ Soulsearchers #59
2 60 2003 - April - Elvira #120/ Deadbeats #59
2 61 2003 - May - Elvira #121/ Soulsearchers #60
2 62 2003 - June - Elvira #122/ Deadbeats #60
2 63 2003 - July - Elvira #123/ Soulsearchers #61
2 64 2003 - August - Elvira #124/ Deadbeats #61
2 65 2003 - September - Elvira #125/ Soulsearchers #62
2 66 2003 - October - Elvira #126/ Deadbeats #62
2 67 2003 - November - Elvira #127/ Soulsearchers #63
2 68 2003 - December - Elvira #128/ Deadbeats #63
2 69 2004 - January - Elvira #129/ Soulsearchers #64
2 70 2004 - February - Elvira #130/ Deadbeats #64
2 71 2004 - March - Elvira #131/ Soulsearchers #65
2 72 2004 - April - Elvira #132/ Deadbeats #65
2 73 2004 - May - Elvira #133/ Soulsearchers #66
2 74 2004 - June - Elvira #134/ Deadbeats #66
2 75 2004 - July - Elvira #135/ Soulsearchers #67
2 76 2004 - August - Elvira #136/ Deadbeats #67
2 77 2004 - September - Elvira #137/ Soulsearchers #68
2 78 2004 - October - Elvira #138/ Deadbeats #68
2 79 2004 - November - Elvira #139/ Soulsearchers #69
2 80 2005 - July - Elvira #147/ Soulsearchers #73
2 81 2005 - November - Elvira #151/ Soulsearchers #75
2 82 2005 - December - Elvira #152/ Deadbeats #75
2 83 2006 - January - Elvira #153/ Soulsearchers #76
2 84 2006 - February - Elvira #154/ Deadbeats #76
2 85 2006 - March - Elvira #155/ Soulsearchers #77
2 86 2006 - April - Elvira #156/ Deadbeats #77
2 87 2006 - May - Elvira #157/ Soulsearchers #78
2 88 2006 - June - Elvira #158/ Deadbeats #78
2 89 2006 - July - Elvira #159/ Soulsearchers #79
2 90 2006 - August - Elvira #160/ Deadbeats #79
2 91 2006 - September - Elvira #161/ Soulsearchers #80
2 92 2006 - October - Elvira #162/ Deadbeats #80
2 93 2006 - November - Elvira #163/ Soulsearchers #81
2 94 2006 - December - Elvira #164/ Deadbeats #81
Box Folder Description
Elvira Series
3 1 Elvira #1
3 2 Elvira #2
3 3 Elvira #3
3 4 Elvira #4
3 5 Elvira #5
3 6 Elvira #6
3 7 Elvira #7
3 8 Elvira #8
3 9 Elvira #9
3 10 Elvira #10
3 11 Elvira #11
3 12 Elvira #12
3 13 Elvira #13
3 14 Elvira #14
3 15 Elvira #15
3 16 Elvira #16
3 17 Elvira #17
3 18 Elvira #18
3 19 Elvira #19
3 20 Elvira #20
3 21 Elvira #21
3 22 Elvira #22
3 23 Elvira #23
3 24 Elvira #24
3 25 Elvira #25
3 26 Elvira #26
3 27 Elvira #27
3 28 Elvira #28
3 29 Elvira #29
3 30 Elvira #30
3 31 Elvira #31
3 32 Elvira #32
3 33 Elvira #33
3 34 Elvira #34
3 35 Elvira #35
3 36 Elvira #36
3 37 Elvira #37
3 38 Elvira #38
3 39 Elvira #39
3 40 Elvira #40
3 41 Elvira #66
3 42 Elvira #67
3 43 Elvira #68
3 44 Elvira #69
3 45 Elvira #70
3 46 Elvira #71
3 47 Elvira #72
3 48 Elvira #73
3 49 Elvira #74
3 50 Elvira #75
3 51 Elvira #76
3 52 Elvira #77
3 53 Elvira #78
3 54 Elvira #79
Box Folder Description
4 1 Elvira #80
4 2 Elvira #81
4 3 Elvira #82
4 4 Elvira #83
4 5 Elvira #84
4 6 Elvira #85
4 7 Elvira #86
4 8 Elvira #87
4 9 Elvira #88
4 10 Elvira #89
4 11 Elvira #90
4 12 Elvira #91
4 13 Elvira #92
4 14 Elvira #93
4 15 Elvira #94
4 16 Elvira #95
4 17 Elvira #96
4 18 Elvira #97
4 19 Elvira #98
4 20 Elvira #99
4 21 Elvira #100
4 22 Elvira #101
4 23 Elvira #102
4 24 Elvira #103
4 25 Elvira #104
4 26 Elvira #105
4 27 Elvira #106
4 28 Elvira #107
4 29 Elvira #108
4 30 Elvira #109
4 31 Elvira #110
4 32 Elvira #111
4 33 Elvira #112
4 34 Elvira #113
4 35 Elvira #114
4 36 Elvira #115
4 37 Elvira #116
4 38 Elvira #117
4 39 Elvira #118
4 40 Elvira #119
4 41 Elvira #120
4 42 Elvira #121
4 43 Elvira #122
4 44 Elvira #123
4 45 Elvira #124
4 46 Elvira #125
4 47 Elvira #126
4 48 Elvira #127
4 49 Elvira #128
4 50 Elvira #129
4 51 Elvira #130
4 52 Elvira #131
4 53 Elvira #132
4 54 Elvira #133
4 55 Elvira #134
4 56 Elvira #135
4 57 Elvira #136
4 58 Elvira #137
4 59 Elvira #138
4 60 Elvira #139
Box Folder Description
5 1 Elvira #140
5 2 Elvira #141
5 3 Elvira #142
5 4 Elvira #143
5 5 Elvira #144
5 6 Elvira #145
5 7 Elvira #146
5 8 Elvira #166
5 9 Elvira Trade Paperback #2
Deadbeats Series
5 10 Deadbeats #6
5 11 Deadbeats #7
5 12 Deadbeats #8
5 13 Deadbeats #9
5 14 Deadbeats #10
5 15 Deadbeats #11
5 16 Deadbeats #12
5 17 Deadbeats #13
5 18 Deadbeats #14
5 19 Deadbeats #15
5 20 Deadbeats #16
5 21 Deadbeats #17
5 22 Deadbeats #31
5 23 Deadbeats #32
5 24 Deadbeats #33
5 25 Deadbeats #34
5 26 Deadbeats #35
5 27 Deadbeats #36
5 28 Deadbeats #37
5 29 Deadbeats #38
5 30 Deadbeats #39
5 31 Deadbeats #40
5 32 Deadbeats #41
5 33 Deadbeats #42
5 34 Deadbeats #43
5 35 Deadbeats #44
5 36 Deadbeats #45
5 37 Deadbeats #46
5 38 Deadbeats #47
5 39 Deadbeats #48
5 40 Deadbeats #49
5 41 Deadbeats #50
5 42 Deadbeats #51
5 43 Deadbeats #52
5 44 Deadbeats #53
5 45 Deadbeats #54
5 46 Deadbeats #55
5 47 Deadbeats #56
5 48 Deadbeats #57
5 49 Deadbeats #58
5 50 Deadbeats #59
5 51 Deadbeats #60
5 52 Deadbeats #61
5 53 Deadbeats #62
5 54 Deadbeats #63
5 55 Deadbeats #64
5 56 Deadbeats #65
5 57 Deadbeats #66
5 58 Deadbeats #67
Box Folder Description
6 1 Deadbeats #68
6 2 Deadbeats #69
6 3 Deadbeats #70
6 4 Deadbeats #71
6 5 Deadbeats #72
6 6 Deadbeats #73
6 7 Deadbeats #74
6 8 Deadbeats #75
6 9 Deadbeats #76
6 10 Deadbeats #82
6 11 Deadbeats Trade Paperback #2
6 12 Deadbeats Trade Paperback #3
Soulsearchers Series
6 13 Soulsearchers #1
6 14 Soulsearchers #2
6 15 Soulsearchers #3
6 16 Soulsearchers #4
6 17 Soulsearchers #5
6 18 Soulsearchers #6
6 19 Soulsearchers #7
6 20 Soulsearchers #8
6 21 Soulsearchers #9
6 22 Soulsearchers #10
6 23 Soulsearchers #11
6 24 Soulsearchers #12
6 25 Soulsearchers #13
6 26 Soulsearchers #14
6 27 Soulsearchers #15
6 28 Soulsearchers #16
6 29 Soulsearchers #17
6 30 Soulsearchers #31
6 31 Soulsearchers #32
6 32 Soulsearchers #33
6 33 Soulsearchers #34
6 34 Soulsearchers #35
6 35 Soulsearchers #36
6 36 Soulsearchers #37
6 37 Soulsearchers #38
6 38 Soulsearchers #39
6 39 Soulsearchers #40
6 40 Soulsearchers #41
6 41 Soulsearchers #42
6 42 Soulsearchers #43
6 43 Soulsearchers #44
6 44 Soulsearchers #45
6 45 Soulsearchers #46
6 46 Soulsearchers #47
6 47 Soulsearchers #48
6 48 Soulsearchers #49
6 49 Soulsearchers #50
6 50 Soulsearchers #51
6 51 Soulsearchers #52
6 52 Soulsearchers #53
6 53 Soulsearchers #54
6 54 Soulsearchers #55
6 55 Soulsearchers #56
6 56 Soulsearchers #57
6 57 Soulsearchers #58
6 58 Soulsearchers #59
Box Folder Description
7 1 Soulsearchers #60
7 2 Soulsearchers #61
7 3 Soulsearchers #62
7 4 Soulsearchers #63
7 5 Soulsearchers #64
7 6 Soulsearchers #65
7 7 Soulsearchers #66
7 8 Soulsearchers #67
7 9 Soulsearchers #68
7 10 Soulsearchers #69
7 11 Soulsearchers #70
7 12 Soulsearchers #71
7 13 Soulsearchers Trade Paperback #2 - Folder 1 of 2
7 14 Soulsearchers Trade Paperback #2 - Folder 2 of 2
7 15 Claypool Ephemera
7 16 Diferencias Entre Una Persona De Raza Amarilla y Una Blanca - Framed Art by Ricardo Villagram
7 17 History Trading Cards
7 18 True Crime - Series #2
7 19 True Crime - Series #3
7 20 True Crime III - When Children Kill
7 21 True Crime III - Fall of the Iron Gladiator
7 22 Hilly Rose #7
7 23 Hilly Rose #8
7 24 Hilly Rose #9
7 25 Fear City - Proposal
7 26 Phantom of Fear City #1
7 27 Phantom of Fear City #2
7 28 Phantom of Fear City #3
7 29 Phantom of Fear City #4
7 30 Phantom of Fear City #5
7 31 Phantom of Fear City #6
7 32 Phantom of Fear City #7
7 33 Phantom of Fear City #8
7 34 Phantom of Fear City #9
7 35 Phantom of Fear City #18
7 36 Phantom of Fear City #11
7 37 Phantom of Fear City #12



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