The Collector of Dying Breaths by M.J. Rose
Unshelved strip for 3/17/2014

See You in the Funny Pages

Bill speaking at Wakulla County

I drew today's strip as part of "See You in the Funny Pages", a free bonus we offer to folks who hire us to speak. Before the talk attendees submit true library stories that happened to them. Gene and I sort through them and come up with a shortlist of the stories that seem like they'd best transform into a 3 or 4 panel strip. Then we do a bunch of writing and arguing until one of them is the clear winner. Then I pencil the strip on paper, letter with a marker, and ink and color with brush markers, photographing every step. Finally, we bring the original art with us to the talk, review the runners-up, show the progress of the artwork, and present the winner with the original art, which we always hope they'll post in their library for the public to see.

The winner was Scott Joyner, who has the distinction of having twice submitted the winning story, the first time at FLA's annual conference last Spring, then again for this year's Wilderness Coast Public Libraries staff meeting which I spoke at a couple of weeks ago. Some people just have good stories! Please stop by his office (which is, appropriately, also open to the public) at Wakulla County Public Library and enjoy my art.

As always you can find out more information about hiring us to speak at our Talks & Appearances page.

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