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Unshelved strip for 12/22/2014

Winter Holiday (With One Exception)

It's the most wonderful time of the year, because I get to take a week off drawing the strip and run repeats from one of my favorite sequences: bean bag chairs in the young adult section.

There's one exception - Friday we'll still run a new Unshelved Book Club strip.

Enjoy your week and we'll see you back here next Monday!

Graphic Novel Reviews

Unshelved Book Club

This week's Unshelved Book Club features graphic novels about ocean explorers, strange crimes, a summer trip, all the things we don't notice around us, Hansel and Gretel, a descendent of the Brothers Grimm, superheroes of the future, and a series of creepy vignettes.

Happy Birthday Gene

Today is Gene's birthday, and I think we can all agree that he looks pretty good for a 92 year-old.

Normally I celebrate his birthday by drawing a strip taking place in the library bathroom, his favorite place. And indeed I had a bathroom-themed script all lined up. But instead I decided to surprise Gene.

When we edit scripts together, sometimes we go off the rails and just have fun writing in a stream-of-consciousness approach that makes us laugh but produces a deeply offensive strip we'd never actually run. Gene always begs me to draw them, and I always say no. Today's was one of these. But then I figured, what they heck, why not. Today's strip isn't really offensive, it's just weird, a description that also applies perfectly to today's birthday boy.

Happy Birthday Gene!

Last Call for Unshelved Christmas Shopping

Monday, December 15th, is your last day to order Unshelved books and merchandise and still have them delivered by Christmas. Reads Well With Others books are now in stock and shipping, so go crazy!

Book Reviews

Unshelved Book Club

This week's Unshelved Book Club features books about confidence, weenies, a breakup, an overly-positive high school student, crappy taxidermy, a Mormon bishop's wife, baseball, and a creepy collection of short comics that take place in the woods.

This classic Unshelved strip

originally appeared on 8/19/2003. Buy a signed print

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