This post is part of an ongoing series featuring recently cataloged items from the Julio Mario Santo Domingo Collection.
Today’s post features an artist named Richard Stine and his book Smile in a Mad Dog’s i. Stine self-published this first edition in 1974 with 4000 copies. Inspired by the receipt books that newsboys used to carry in the 1950s he used two metal rings to bind the loose pages. Stine also liked the idea of being able to add pages in the future though he never actually did it. According to Stine he spent $9000 to publish it, at the time his entire life savings. There is another edition that was published in 1976 by Carolyn Bean Associates. I really enjoyed his text and drawings so I choose a few of my favorites to share below. To learn more about what Stine is up to these days you can check out his blog Zen Dogs Blog.
Smile in a mad dog’s i : drawings / Richard Stine. Ojai, Calif. : Richard Stine, . NC1429.S66 A4 1974 can be found in the Fine Arts Library’s Collection.
Thanks to Donna Viscuglia, Cataloger, and Alison Harris, Santo Domingo Project Manager, for contributing this post.