Welcome to Library Comic!

Hey there,

You’re here at the very beginning. Thanks for joining us. It’s good to have you here! Our first comic will post tomorrow.

Library Comic is about the goings on at a large library with a large staff. (Chris and I have been quietly working on it for months as we wrapped up work on Unshelved.) We’re going to infuse it with the all sorts of realistic weirdness on both sides of the desk as we get to know the characters we’ve created. Right now our vision is that the central character will change from time to time, and I want the patrons to get as many good lines as the librarians, but we’ll see what happens. So far it’s been great fun, even though Chris is keeping me from having patrons clip their toenails in every comic (this is, apparently, my go-to weird/repulsive library patron behavior right now.)

But I digress. We’d love to hear how you like it. And send us your stories.

Plus, pretty please, sign up for our newsletter + tell all your friends.

-Gene

thelibrarycomic@gmail.com

PS: Check out the site on your phone, too — Chris optimized it so you can look at it on your phone or the site or wherever you want.

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7 thoughts on “Welcome to Library Comic!”

  1. Tara says:

    A branch manager of mine decided that NONE of the patrons could borrow the scissors anymore — patron had asked her for the scissors, and after they were handed over the person pulled up a chair to the children’s desk, took off her shoe and sock, and then proceed to use the scissors to try to cut off her bunions. After a moment of shock, a small chaos ensued as the manager tried to stop that behavior. The manager was then totally weirded out and told all the staff, with much shuddering and facial expressions of distaste.

  2. Lisa says:

    Just helped a 75 year old patron trying to find a long lost high school friend. He can’t remember his name or where he lived, only that he married a nice Italian girl, and he’d most likely remember the name if he saw it. Do I have any phone books he could read? He thinks the last name may have began with the letter M.
    Ummmm….I don’t think I’m going to be able to help you without at least a partial name….Sorry and good luck!

      1. Becky says:

        If you knew his high school and year you might find a library that could copy the M pages from a high school year book. (27 years doing interlibrary loans!)

        1. Lisa says:

          Yes! My first thought was yearbook, but he couldn’t remember the name of the high school. I referred him to all five high schools in the area, hoping one would ring a bell. One had changed names over time. (He hadn’t lived in the state for 50+ years) He was a sweet, confused guy, that really wanted to connect with an old high school buddy that he wouldn’t even be able to pick out of a line up! Haha. He was just going to read the entire phone book to see if any names looked familiar. (Again he only thought the last name began with an m, it could have also been a w or maybe he was thinking of the street the guy lived on, and not his name…)

  3. Janette Larson says:

    Looking good on my smart phone. Bookmarked too.

  4. Betsy Ann Harris says:

    I had a teacher in my public school library suggest that I should color code the books so you could tell at a glance which ones were in the wrong place.

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