I picked up my copy of Alex Robinson's Box Office Poison at my very first Comic Con, back in 2001, but I didn't read it until I got home. And it was on the flight home that Gene and I started brainstorming the comic strip that was to become Unshelved. So the fact that one of the main characters works in an establishment where people ask lots of dumb questions about books, well, that's a coincidence.
But we did steal, wholesale, the concept of a "question time" where several characters answer the same question. I immediately wrote Alex and fessed up, and he graciously admitted that he had in fact stolen the concept from yet another cartoonist. And so the circle of plagiarism continues, expanding ever outward.
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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