Thursday, February 3, 2011

The Library

I spend an inordinate amount of time browsing the shelves of Kansas City's downtown public library. To the staff there, I'm probably known as the weird guy in scrubs who lurks about the children's section and always leaves with more novels and compact discs than any one person could hope to consume. I've accepted the fact that I have a book problem.

In deference to you online readers, I expanded the width of my blog to accommodate the format of this drawing. The unfortunate people who saw it in the newspaper had to turn their head sideways to read it, resulting in numerous complaints of strained necks. If you'd like to view it without squinting, order as a poster here.

59 comments:

dys·func·tion said...

"Harry Potter's room" left me giggling.

Enchanting and funny. Thank you for sharing!

blogger103 said...

totally true about the young adult section, vamps and werewolves, authors should get more creative now :)
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SugaryCynic said...

Shelob, enforcer of library fines made me giggle. As did everything else. But mostly that.

Chic Fit Geek said...

This is awesome! I love the YA section. There's two kinds of books. makes me laugh.

Hickory Switches said...

No child drop off?!

Kuvii said...

talk about new topics..
every author seems to be fantasizing around the word Vampire and Werewolf these days... :S

how about something more than the usual blood sucking ...

Lost.in.Idaho said...

I found Waldo. What do I win?

Pastrami said...

oh no! This is outdated! You forgot Zombies my friend! There is a third type of YA literature!

Nice work!

LearningByReading said...

Yes, I too am a confirmed bibliophile. I can certainly relate as a I recall my broke student college days and spending many days rummaging around various libarie :)

Baley Petersen said...

Fabulous. I absolutely love this!

A Cappelli said...

This is great! You are so talented. So true about the endangered periodicals.I had not been to a library in years until my 11 year old needed to find articles for a research project. When we asked the librarian for some guidance in finding the periodicals- she directed us to the computer and told us to look them up there. They don't even carry them anymore.

ag. said...

Too funny! A library is such an interesting place to spend some time...I could be in there for hours!

Carolyn Lackey said...

Fun, fun, fun!

Mihai-Edrisch said...

Awesome. I like your work man

yabooklady said...

Very clever! Of course the Young Adult section is my favorite!

P.S.
We love having you visit!

Lorrie said...

oh my...I'm not the only one that hangs out in Libraries and checks everything out. Love your cartoon. My husband thinks their should be an AA program for people like us...reader's anamous? love it!

John Bryson said...

the creativity on this blog is amazing.....consider yourself FOLLOWED!!!

Anonymous said...

Is security coming in or going out ? Love your view on life ...You must be under the influence...of all those books you read ;)

Misy Resendes said...

Harry Potter's room...hehe:) Its all soo true!

Real Life In A Minute said...

Me too! Me too! Not the children's section though. I have the library on my to-do list 2-3 times week. What fun!

Jessa | ReArtingDotNet said...

This is AWESOME! Definitely going to order a print of this.

Love your work,

A fellow library/book lover

wheatgerm said...

Wheres Waldo

Elle Marie said...

very cute :) Reminds me of our local library also, which we ALSO frequently visit and also have our own nicknames of everyone that works there and has since I was a tot looking at picturebooks.

Samantha said...

I love this! I currently work at a library and the young adult books are overflowing with vampire, werewolves and even alien-related titles.

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Bootsie Walker said...

This is great! Love the filter testers - a true, audible LOL.
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anizaryasmeen said...

great piece, always love your comics!

Schild said...

Great and funny picture!
I´m still smiling :)

Shorty said...

I love your comics, they bring me a smile all the time... I love the
e-book kiddie corner. Harry Potter' Room gave me the giggles....

national debt relief said...

Love the fiction section. Good think you mention the grumpy librarian :)
what a great work.

mischief said...

This is incredible! I saw your site a couple of days ago on blogs of note, and was going to ask you if you had ever done anything related to libraries, then you go and upload this!

I was going to ask, because I was looking for comics artists to contribute to our mailart call at Westminster libraries in Pimlico Library in London.

We'll be holding our show next month and were looking for artists to contribute a piece in the post for us to hang on the wall, hopefully to inspire more people to use our graphic novels section in the library, and also to draw more!

This is a very cool piece, but I'm sure you probably don't want to part with it, but we'd be eternally grateful if you could knock up something quick, on the theme of graphic storytelling, and pop it in the post to us!

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Some Random Dev said...

I hope people realize that there are young adults that oppose the book variety in young adult sections...I'd hate to be generalized into one of....THEM

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BlackHand said...

I like the little IT the clown in the King section :P

Charlie Pulsipher said...

How do these people pick one thing to find funny. Harry Potter's room, the unicycle and monkey, chompy chair, the raven, and every other painstakingly little detail were all amazing. If I had to choose, I think the "Adult Content Filter Testers" made me laugh more.
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RSA Online said...

The "young adult" section ... wow :) so true

The Deep End said...

Haha it really is like that. It's the same everywhere.

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P said...

Really cool! Kept me chuckling for a good couple minutes.

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Michelle said...

Ah, this is so creative and awesome. My favourite? The book return and Harry Potter's room. Genius.

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Duncan D. Horne said...

This drawing reminds me of the great Where's Wally books I so loved growing up in England!

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Model With Ambitions said...

Funny picture! The Harry potter room made me laugh! Keep it up:)

Derrick said...

I love this picture. It's sooo deep in its effect. XD

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A.V said...

Awesome :)

Little Gypsy said...

I think my favorite part is teh experimental medicine section

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iamjeff4life said...

lol this is really funny!

SciReg said...

OH, IT IS A GREAT POST! i REALLY LIKE IT!

AlbeeLucky said...

I had to laugh at the security check point. I always thought it was a strange place to have a metal detector.

TKD said...

This is wonderful! I found your site on "Blogs of Note" and I will be back!

kvweber said...

The whole thing is quite brilliant, but I think my favourite little detail is that Bradbury's section is on fire.

Joep van Aert said...

Wow, this is all amazing.

Cube Jesters said...

We also have a "book problem" and we loved the comic! Hilarious!

Agapeloved said...

Speaking as a librarian, this is EPIC. I love it!

Ralph E. Vaughan said...

As a long-time toiler in a library, now retired, I can assure you your art is spot on.

LearningbyReading said...

this should forever remove the geek label many librarians have!

phani said...

this is incredible creation

andytgeezer said...

Literature Man has arrived! Thanks so much it's so appropriate for the show!

Anonymous said...

Seriously, we're still reducing the entirety of the YA genre to paranormal romance? There's a lot more to it than that, and it's a shame to see that stereotype perpetuated. Pick up a John Green or a Sarah Dessen or a Laurie Halse Anderson. They're not all unhealthy abusive supernatural relationship drama books.