Art is a truth that render utility acceptable
Estampes intended to be low-cost for easy purchase, but were also designed for quick dissemination to a broad audience.
Printing quirky papers is quite different than doing good research in an increasingly fragmented world. Quirky people keep printmaking busy with their messy lives. Sometimes copper plate etching shallowness is so thorough, it's almost like depth. Escaping reality, because there are plenty of lunatics out there in the real world.
Zinc plates are the best refuge of the shallow images of ghosts in real urban legends.
But all weird animals of small press books goes on in the dark, hidden underground. An important reminder that replication of the artwork, a consequence of hand-print etching is not proof of integrity, because if you can fake one artwork, you can fake two.