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Overview of the Collection

Biographical Note

Scope and Contents

Restrictions

Related Material

Administrative Information

Detailed Description of the Collection

Jackie Randall Papers

Finding Aid to the Jacki Randall Papers



Overview of the Collection

Repository: Leather Archives & Museum
6418 N.Greenview Ave. Chicago, IL
www.leatherarchives.org
Creator: Randall, Jacki
Title: Jacki Randall Papers
Dates: 1980-1998
Quantity: .4 linear feet
Identification: PERS0038
Language: The records are in English.

Biographical Note

Jacki E. Randall was born in California in 1959. She is a lifelong, self-taught artist who mostly focuses on surreal or erotic cartoons, portraits and tattoos. Early in her career, she focused on advertising art and signage for various businesses in Maryland, along with murals commissioned by the city of Baltimore and Brown’s Memorial Baptist Church. Later as she moved across the country, she did murals in various other cities including Albuquerque, New Mexico at the State Fairgrounds. Her artistic interest turned its focus to tattooing around 1991. She worked at Portland, Oregon’s longest running shop, Sea Tramp Tattoo Company, for over 10 years and has owned Charm City in Baltimore, Maryland since 2006. Tattoo Savage, Outlaw Biker Tattoo Review, Tabu Tattoo have interviewed and featured her in their publications. Her cartoons have been published in numerous magazines including Lambda Rising’s Book Report, Gay Comics (formerly Gay Comix), Lesbian Contradiction and On Our Backs and newspapers such as the Baltimore Sun and Bay Area Reporter. Cartoons and other illustrations are usually signed with a stylized “Jac” and the last two digits of the year they were completed.

While living in San Francisco, California in the early 1990s, Jacki Randall was briefly a member of the band LoveScar. Around 1992, she created a short-lived project called Her magazine, a collection of cartoons, writings, erotica and photography exclusive to the Bay Area. Other endeavors and interests include sculpting, graphic design, jacket customization, guitar, performance art, photography and painting.

In a 2008 interview with BME/News, she talks about her sketch “Urban Hell,” saying it “is patterned very closely after my apartment building. Those people were real. The spooky thing about cartoon is who and what they conjure up.”

In an untitled sketch of two women lying in bed, a Dyke Beer poster hangs on the wall. An oversize sketch of the Dyke Beer poster is also included in the collection.

Sources:
Charm City Tattoo.
“Our Own Voices: Lesbian & Gay Periodicals 1890s-2000s. Canadian Gay and Lesbian Archives. 27 April 2003.
Partial resume provided by Jacki Randall.

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Scope and Contents

The Jacki Randall Papers consists of photocopies of sketches and cartoons, one cassette tape with original songs, two photocopy photographs of Jacki Randall, photocopies of tattoo review features and short stories and poems authored by Jacki Randall. These materials are organized subject, format, and/or by date.

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Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

N/A

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Related Material

  • Gay Comics (formerly Gay Comix) magazine.

  • Larratt, Shannon. “Jacki Randall – Post Apocalypse Interview.” BME Tattoo Piercing and Body Modification News. BME/News, 25 March 2008.

  • Lesbian Connection magazine.

  • On Our Backs magazine.

  • Outlaw Biker Tattoo magazine.

Separated Material

No items were removed from the collection.

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Administrative Information

Processing Information

Records were donated by Jacki Randall. All metal staples were removed. Two Post-it notes with notes from Jacki Randall regarding an untitled, undated cartoon and a typo on her cover sheet removed from said cartoon and placed on acid-free paper. The new paper is paired with the cartoon with a paper clip.

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Detailed Description of the Collection

Jackie Randall Papers
Box Folder
1 1 Regarding Materials inventory list typed out by Jacki Randall pertaining to the collection; partial resume including “Field of Endeavor,” “Shows,” “Assignments,” “Publications” and other projects she has done from 1976–1996; photocopies of photographs of Jacki Randall, 4 pages
2 “Lone Wolf” (1980), poem, 1 page
3 “The Fern” (1983), narrative, 1 page
4 “Nocturne” (1983), poem, 1 page
5 “The Dream” (1984), poem, 1 page
6 “The Spectre” (1985), short story, 3 pages
7 “Period Piece” (1987), poem, 1 page
8 “West Virginia Truck Stop” (dated 1987 in Regarding Materials, dated 1992 on the photocopy), short story, 1 page
9 “Community Service” (1991), short story, 2 pages
10 “The Hat” (1991), short story, 1 page
11 “Grand Avenue” (1998), poem, 1 page
12 “Right Wing Women” (1985), cartoon, 1 page
13 “Home Sick” (1986), cartoon, 1 page
14 “Lesbian Nuns Braking Wind” (1987), cartoon, 1 page
15 “Fetishes!” (1992), cartoon, 1 page
16 “I’m…” (1992), cartoon, 1 page
17 “Landing on Planet of the Dykes” (1992), cartoon, 1 page
18 “Terms of Endearment” (1992), cartoon, 1 page
19 “Urban Hell” (1995), cartoon, 1 page
20 Untitled cartoons (c. 1986–c. 1992), cartoons, 11 pages
21 Untitled sketches (c. 1988–c. 1991), sketches, 6 pages
22 Cassette tape, labeled “Originals, Jacki Randall ‘98”
Box (OS)
2 “Devotion” (1987), cartoon, 1 page
“Sunday Social” (1987), cartoon, 1 page
“The Angriest Dyke in the World” (1988), cartoon, 1 page
“C’mon Baby – it’s PrimeTime!” (1988), cartoon, 2 pages
“The Encounter” (1988), cartoon, 1 page
“Overwrought” (1988), cartoon, 4 pages
“The Seafarer” (1988), cartoon, 1 page
“Small Pleasures” (1988), cartoon, 1 page
“Song Never Sung by Julie” (1988), cartoon, 3 pages
“When Opposites Attract” (1988), cartoon, 1 page
“Lucky Day” (n.d.), cartoon, 2 pages
“Ways and Means” (n.d.), cartoon, 2 pages
Untitled sketches (c. 1990), sketches of women, 3 pages
Dyke Beer poster (n.d.), sketch, 1 page
Jacki at Sea Tramp Tattoo advertisement (1993), sketch, 1 page
“Jacki Randall: Transformations of a Sea Tramp” by Linda Fletcher, photos by Dan Roberts and Jacki Randall (fall 1995), Tattoo Savage feature article, issue #11, p. 32-37, color photocopy, 3 pages
“Jacki of All Trades: Sea Tramp’s Jacki Randall” (July 1997), Outlaw Biker Tattoo Revue feature article, color photocopy, 2 pages
“Jacki Randall, Sea Tramp Tattoos” (January 1998), Tabu Tattoo feature article, p. 21–24, photocopy, 3 pages