Unshelved comic strip for 7/23/2007

Reading Comics

It's not surprising to us that comics and graphic novels have become one of the fastest growing sections for many libraries and book stores. We get questions all the time regarding comics. Many librarians, in particular, struggle with what books to get, what they contain and even what comics are all about.

Look no further than this week's sponsor Da Capo Press, publisher of Reading Comics by Douglas Wolk. This book that takes a critical look at the medium and answer the questions of which comics are worth reading, what this graphic medium is all about and much more. It is a worthy guide to this brave new world.

Unshelved @ Comic Con

It's the most wonderful time of the year! Well maybe not, but it is the nerdiest, with over a hundred thousand fans of comics and pop culture converging on San Diego for Comic Con International. Surprisingly not all of them are coming just to see us, but we'll be there anyway. This fabulous map shows where you can find us, namely at booth 2300 just inside one of the many front doors. There:

  • Bill will be drawing next week's Unshelved strips live at the booth! Stop by and see him put pencil on paper while Gene bosses him around.
  • Bill will be doing sketches for free! Stop by and ask for your favorite Unshelved character.
  • Our new book Read Responsibly will be making its debut. We haven't even seen it ourselves yet. It's that new.
  • Our superheroic store manager Jana will be there selling (almost) everything we make, including the new Will Work For Books 2.0, with some special conference deals. Jana's never been to a comic convention before, so help give her a special Comic Con welcome!
  • Er, that's it for our booth. But there's lots of other cool going on elsewhere.

We look forward to seeing you!

P.S. Comic Con is selling out fast - you can still buy 3-day passes for Thursday, Friday, and Sunday but Saturday is sold out.

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