This week's sponsor is Book Expo America (BEA), a conference about, well, books. But it's not just any book conference. It's a really big, really comprehensive book conference. It's a bookfest. It's a bookanalia. It's booktopia. And this year it's Librarian Friendly, with special discounted rates for librarians.
So head on over and check it out. I'm planning on being there myself. Which reminds me, I need to go talk to BEA about my proposed slogan for next year's conference, "Cartoonist Friendly".
In this, my second week of trying to do most of my pencilling with an actual pencil, I'm particularly proud of today's strip with Buddy falling off the ladder (as opposed to falling off the wagon, something else he's good at). This was a hard one to do, with important figures in the foreground and midground, a complicated piece of action to convey, and a dialogue-busy last panel. But there I was on an airplane yesterday morning with nothing better to do, so I just kept pencilling it until it was right. And if it doesn't look right to you, don't break it to me yet. I'm still glowing.
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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