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Unshelved strip for 7/22/2014

Unshelved @ Comic Con

Unshelved @ Comic Con

We're off to San Diego this week for the biggest, weirdest, loudest, most superlative-inspiring show we do, Comic Con International. As always we'll be in booth 2300, If you're in line at Starbucks (and you will be) you can see us directly through the C entrance. Make sure to wave!

Gene and I will both be there, with scads of Unshelved books and merchandise including our new Without Rockets It's Just Science t-shirt and two other new designs not yet on our online store! We'll also have badges, buttons, and much much more!

Show up on Saturday and Sunday and you'll have a chance to meet jumpin' Jeff Zugale, artist of my other comic strip Not Invented Here, who will be drawing commissions at the booth. If you want a real treat get him to draw a spaceship. That man can really draw spaceships.

As soon as I get back from Comic Con I start on my roadtrip, so make sure to wish me a fond farewell.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Graphic Novel Reviews

Unshelved Book Club

In this week's Unshelved Book Club you'll find graphic novels about science denial, two brothers trying to survive in occupied France, a blue skinned girl who values her privacy, a California childhood, super intelligent young people, monsters, ants, and and a book that's full of puns.

I Made You A Song

Those of you who backed our Library Ranger Badges Kickstarter know that we reached the stretch goal where we promised to write and record a library anthem. Today I deliver on that promise.

Stay tuned for news about the video.

Book Reviews and Welcome Chris Hallbeck

Unshelved Book Club

With today's book talk of The Cuckoo's Calling we welcome Unshelved's new regular guest artist, our good friend Chris Hallbeck, author of three hilarious webcomics you should read every day: The Book of Biff, Maximumble, and Minimumble. Bill and I will continue to write the book talks together, but now Chris will draw some of them, giving Bill a much-needed break while he's on his insane 13 month roadtrip. Please join us in welcoming Chris to the Unshelved family!

In this week's Unshelved Book Club you'll find books about a PI investigating a plot against his ex-girlfriend's boyfriend, an aging warrior battling his aches and pains as he fights a hopeless battle, a number of strange deaths due to household appliances, a young woman who opts for gastric bypass surgery to lose weight, a man who kidnaps a former friend because he wants to talk, U2, three sisters strugglig with their older brothers' "suicides," and an autobiographical graphic novel full of crushes, awkwardness, friendship, and punk music.

A Word From Our Sponsors

We love our sponsors. Not just because they help feed our children, but also because they often are giving things to our readers. Who we also love. But that's another blog post.

Back to the sponsors. Where was I? Oh yes, they give stuff away! Here are some recent examples, in case you missed them:

  • Quercus Books is still giving away ARCs of Peter May's new novel The Lewis Man
  • Soho Press is still giving away signed galleys of Timothy Hallinan's latest Junior Bender Novel, Herbie's Game
  • Weinstein Books gave away signed copies of Anna Godberson's The Blonde
  • Books on Tape gave away free audiobooks

As you can see, these offers don't last forever, so make sure you jump on them when you see them!

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King Enki tries to change his tightly controlled society before his one-year term ends with his public sacrifice.

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July 23-Jul 27 San Diego, CA
Comic Con International
Booth 2300 (Bill & Gene)

Aug 14 Helena, MT
Pacific Northwest Library Association
STP (Bill & Gene)

Aug 26 South Sioux City, NE
South Sioux City Public Library
Cartooning in the Digital Age (Bill)

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