artist books

Most of Sue’s artist books are themselves unique works of art – as you’ll see on this page – occasionally she uses other book formats such as the ebook still using an ‘artist book’ concept but experimentally using a ebook publishing format. – for example the chapbook “Dr. Bob’s Emotional Repair Program First Aid Kit” or artist monographs such as the eBook “Coffee, Table, Book“.

Sue has recently begun making her sketchbooks and artist books available via subscription (this concept is a merger of the old-fashioned book subscription concept with podcasting) here:

The “First Aid Kit” (link below) is the meta-data behind all of Sue’s artwork. It explains in a round-about way why she does the kind of art she does.

A paperback print version of “Dr. Bob’s First Aid Kit” (with a different cover) is here by title and author…

And here is the eBook link (the cover shown below is for the eBook)

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The “Coffee Table Book” is a collection of sketchbook pages (including recipes for dinner) showing Sue’s thinking behind a current body of artwork.  Here’s the link:

Please note that “Coffee Table Book” is best viewed on a smart phone or tablet with the portrait orientation lock setting on.

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“Glad To Be Alive Sketchbook – drinks and music edition 2017” [Free PDF eBook download of  18 sketchbook pages here: GladToBeAliveDrinkMusicEd]

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The “Glad to be Alive Sketchbook…” eBook above relates to the printed book “Dogs by Sue Clancy”

“Dogs by Sue Clancy”

In an artist book featuring various dog breeds titled “Dogs by Sue Clancy” Sue whimsically combines man’s best friend and many of life’s pleasant experiences by drawing them using a dip pen, a brush and Sumi ink on handmade paper.

Available now via Amazon and other book-sellers and here:

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Unique Artist Books

side A of "Coffee Please?" by Sue Clancy - a unique handmade artist book

side A of “Coffee Please?” by Sue Clancy – a unique handmade artist book

Most of Sue’s artist books are one-of-a-kind art objects themselves – aka book arts or artist books – like the book above titled “Coffee Please?”  – these kinds books are accessible via art galleries and book arts exhibits.  Many of Sue’s artist books are housed in various library special collections (see Sue’s vitae on the About page). For more general information about these kinds of books visit the 23 Sandy Gallery or the Abecedarian Gallery

Besides the link above you can also see video’s of several of Sue’s one-of-a-kind artist books on this Youtube channel:

And then sometimes the books are actually scraps of her handmade papers –  the bits leftover after Sue created a piece of fine art. – with the books interior pages intentionally left blank so you can fill the book with your own artwork!  As “This Artist Studio” both Judy Sullens and Sue Clancy take such handmade paper scraps and create little handsewn unique books for Art O Mat.


More sketchbook pages can be seen here:

Access to Clancy’s library of artist books is here: