Six years ago, Virginia Commonwealth University established its Office of Sustainability under the careful guidance of Jacek Ghosh, and now, following his departure this spring, a successor is ready to roll up her sleeves and pick up where he left off. Erin Stanforth, director of sustainability, comes to VCU from Portland, Oregon, by way of Boone, North Carolina.

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Six years ago, Virginia Commonwealth University established its Office of Sustainability under the careful guidance of Jacek Ghosh, and now, following his departure this spring, a successor is ready to roll up her sleeves and pick up where he left off. Erin Stanforth, director of sustainability, comes to VCU from Portland, Oregon, by way of Boone, North Carolina.

#vcugoesgreen

Incoming graduate students in @vcuarts Department of Interior Design learning to draw perspective as part of an intensive summer graduate workshop. The students were sitting on the steps of Congregation Beth Ahabah on W. Franklin Street, looking down Ryland Street.

Incoming graduate students in @vcuarts Department of Interior Design learning to draw perspective as part of an intensive summer graduate workshop. The students were sitting on the steps of Congregation Beth Ahabah on W. Franklin Street, looking down Ryland Street.

“A Storm of Swords” is the third book in George R.R. Martin’s “A Song of Ice and Fire” fantasy series, on which the HBO show “Game of Thrones” is based. A very limited edition of the novel featured illustrations by Charles Vess, a notable fantasy and comics artist and graduate of VCU.

There were only 448 numbered copies of the limited edition “A Storm of Swords” and only 26 lettered copies. The library’s copy is one of only two “pc” – or presentation copies – that were printed, as it was Vess’ personal copy of the book.

The two-volume, slipcase version of the book is signed by both Martin and Vess and features additional original sketches by Vess.  

“We have people who come in just to bow down before it,” Jackson said.

(full list of the best-kept secrets of our massive comics collection at vcu.edu).

#comics #comicbooks #comicscollection #pulp #graphicnovel #georgerrmartin #stormofswords  #gameofthrones #fantasy #collection #vculibraries

“A Storm of Swords” is the third book in George R.R. Martin’s “A Song of Ice and Fire” fantasy series, on which the HBO show “Game of Thrones” is based. A very limited edition of the novel featured illustrations by Charles Vess, a notable fantasy and comics artist and graduate of VCU.

There were only 448 numbered copies of the limited edition “A Storm of Swords” and only 26 lettered copies. The library’s copy is one of only two “pc” – or presentation copies – that were printed, as it was Vess’ personal copy of the book.

The two-volume, slipcase version of the book is signed by both Martin and Vess and features additional original sketches by Vess.  

“We have people who come in just to bow down before it,” Jackson said.

(full list of the best-kept secrets of our massive comics collection at vcu.edu).

#comics #comicbooks #comicscollection #pulp #graphicnovel #georgerrmartin #stormofswords #gameofthrones #fantasy #collection #vculibraries

8 of 16: Superman peanut butter

This jar of Superman peanut butter from 1981 is another ephemeral piece in the collection.

Donated by M. Thomas Inge, the unopened jar is a fairly rare item, released the year following Superman II.

“We’re not so sure it’s still good,” Jackson said. “But it’s never been opened.” 

(full list of the best-kept secrets of our massive comics collection at vcu.edu).

#superman #peanutbutter #comics #comicbooks #comicscollection #pulp #graphicnovel #superhero #superheroes #collection #vculibraries

8 of 16: Superman peanut butter

This jar of Superman peanut butter from 1981 is another ephemeral piece in the collection.

Donated by M. Thomas Inge, the unopened jar is a fairly rare item, released the year following Superman II.

“We’re not so sure it’s still good,” Jackson said. “But it’s never been opened.” 

(full list of the best-kept secrets of our massive comics collection at vcu.edu).

#superman #peanutbutter #comics #comicbooks #comicscollection #pulp #graphicnovel #superhero #superheroes #collection #vculibraries

Did you know VCU has one of the country’s largest collections of comic book and comics-related material? Here are a few of the best-kept secrets of VCU’s massive comics collection. (Full list at vcu.edu).
1 of 16: “Secrets Behind the Comics”
This book by Stan Lee – co-creator of Spider-Man, the Hulk, the Fantastic Four, Iron Man, Thor, the X-Men and more – was published during what is considered comics’ golden age and is essentially a how-to guide for creating comic books.
#comics #comicbooks #comicscollection #pulp #graphicnovel #superhero #superheroes #stanlee

Did you know VCU has one of the country’s largest collections of comic book and comics-related material? Here are a few of the best-kept secrets of VCU’s massive comics collection. (Full list at vcu.edu).

1 of 16: “Secrets Behind the Comics”

This book by Stan Lee – co-creator of Spider-Man, the Hulk, the Fantastic Four, Iron Man, Thor, the X-Men and more – was published during what is considered comics’ golden age and is essentially a how-to guide for creating comic books.

#comics #comicbooks #comicscollection #pulp #graphicnovel #superhero #superheroes #stanlee