The valorization of comics has relied on its early collectors. Alain Van Passen, a Belgian member of the Club de la bande dessinée, assembled a large collection of children’s illustrated periodicals that integrated, in 2018, the shelves of the Ghent University Library. The move was facilitated by Philippe Capart and coordinated by Maaheen Ahmed, for research use as part of the ERC-funded program “Children in Comics”. In the basement of the Faculty of Philosophy & Arts library, Paul Buschman, Beatrijs Goegebuer and their colleagues have moved the items from carboard boxes and plastic bags into acid free boxes and archival folders. The The 16th issue of LA CRYPTE TONIQUE magazine, “From Private to Public”, follows this trajectory. It can be read every week as daily illustrated episodes for Bimbo Club members and as weekly chapters here below.