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.
Apr 2 - 6, 2018 Dallas, TX
TXLA 2018 (Library COMIC booth 2632) (Gene)
May 11, 2018 Oceanside, CA
Oceanside Public Library Staff Day (Gene)
June 22 - 25, 2018 New Orleans, LA
ALA Annual (Library COMIC booth 450) (Gene)
October 8, 2018 Walla Walla, WA
Walla Walla Rural Library District Staff Day (Gene)
Jan 25 - 28, 2019 Seattle, WA ALA Midwinter (Library COMIC booth) (Gene)
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