Unshelved comic strip for 8/3/2007


Apparently my friend Gene Ambaum, Unshelved's co-writer and male librarian extraordinaire, was the inspiration for today's Penny Arcade (the story is in their blog). So I guess it's now Gene Ambaum, libraryman.

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