Unshelved is an uneven strip. I know that. We both know that. We like that. Our punchlines ebb and flow. Sometimes - like this week - we focus on character development over obvious jokes. And sometimes it doesn't work. And I know better than anyone that the art sometimes doesn't meet the mark. Whatever. We mark it up to learning and move on.
Then there are comic strips that are always just right. The timing, the art, the characters, the jokes - they never fail. They are rare, these comics, but fortunately they exist. And right now I have three I read regularly. You should read them too.
Dont' get me wrong - there's a lot of brilliance out there. But it's uneven. Penny Arcade makes me laugh hard some days, and some days (like today) they're off in a weird corner of gamersville. Goats is often brilliant but it practically defines the term "uneven." And of course most every newspaper strip is even in a very dull and boring way. That's no fun. I want consistantly perfect. Is that so much to ask?
October 8, 2018 Walla Walla, WA
Walla Walla Rural Library District Staff Day (Gene)
November 15, 2018 Palm Beach, FL
Palm Beach County Library System (Gene)
November 16, 2018 Fort Lauderdale, FL
Southeast Florida Library Information Network (Gene)
Jan 25 - 28, 2019 Seattle, WA ALA Midwinter (Library COMIC Booth #726) (Gene)
March 1, 2019 Phoenix, AZ
Maricopa County Library District (Gene)
April 15 - 17, 2019 Austin, TX Texas Library Association Annual Conference (Library COMIC booth, Monday night event) (Gene)
June 21 - 24, 2019 Washington, DC
ALA Annual (Library COMIC booth) (Gene)
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