Unshelved comic strip for 3/2/2009

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The Recession Hits Mallville

Last week I spoke to someone who remarked that they'd never seen their library so busy. Of course it's the recession. Free has never looked so good. I went to propose this plotline to Gene on Saturday only to see that he'd already written it. So we scrapped this week's planned sequence and are instead bringing you this topical series of strips. We hope it doesn't reflect what's happening at your library, but as always we fear that it does.

Written by hand, lettered by machine

I started lettering Unshelved with a font last week because I was trying to go easy on my injured hand (now almost completely healed, thanks). But I immediately loved the way it looked. And it doesn't hurt that it's much easier and faster to both letter and, more importantly, make changes and corrections. So I'm going to stick with it for dailies and, as seen yesterday, Sundays.

P.S. I am still drawing word bubbles by hand, which I think keeps it from looking artificial.

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