Over the years, the artist collected clippings from newspapers and comic books and placed them in ruled Composition books and small pads. Seven notebooks were selected to be included in this catalogue because they also contain small sketches by the artist, in addition to clippings or notes.
Organization of Entries
Notebook entries provide umbrella records, in which a book is described as a whole, as well as individual page entries. Umbrella records and pages with drawings are hyperlinked for easy navigation. Pages with clippings without drawings, and pages of notes, are shown as Research Images in the related umbrella entry.
When known, titles reflect the notebook manufacturer, otherwise titles follow printed text on the book cover.
Artist inscriptions on the front cover are transcribed.
Some notebooks contain clippings that were cut from a page of the book and then placed back into the same book. These clippings are shown as Research Images in the umbrella record.
Notebooks also exhibit cutouts where clippings were removed and not returned to the book. The catalogue raisonné team has begun a comprehensive attempt to match clippings in the RLF Archive to these cutouts.