As Willow just told me, this comic worked three months ago when I wrote it, back when the CDC was telling folks that masks didn’t matter.

I looked at it this morning before posting it and thought that  it read like Martin was being a bit dumb. I think we’re all a bit dumb sometimes, even librarians, and I thought this would lead to a bit of discussion in the comments. But I was wrong –clearly it doesn’t work now.

It quickly became clear from all of the comments on Facebook and Instagram that this was simply irritating many of you, and the discussion showed signs of turning into an angry masks vs. no masks debate.  I should have seen this coming but didn’t. My goal is to give you a moment of levity in your day, not to add to worldsuck.

I apologize if Library Comic let you down today. My fault entirely.



5 thoughts on “717”

  1. Mask Wearer says:

    Not cool. You’re not wearing a mask for your safety, it’s for those around you.

  2. Carl says:

    Okay, independent of everything else… The ending made me snicker. Thanks for the funny.

  3. Mark says:

    Please, please have your “intelligent” librarian realize his mistake! We need to protect others by wearing our masks. It’s courtesy, it’s respect and it’s one of the best weapons we have for fighting COVID.

    1. Gene Ambaum says:

      Yep. Please see the post under the comic, or this blog post: http://librarycomic.com/todays-comic-717/
      Leaving it up on the site as a reference.

  4. Shannah B says:

    Time will show how we have all been taken for a ride by the criminals at CDC and WHO. Masks are hazardous to individual health due to CO2 build-up and bacteria. People can get the “virus” if there was one through the eyes. Thanks for your wonderful strip.

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