Cartoons

Librarians, Get Yer FREE Copies Here!!

Who could refuse? Workman Publishing, via Early Word is offering a FREE COPY of a new book by Chip Kidd, GO, an introduction to graphic design for kids, but also a wonderful primer for adults. Be one of the first 50 librarians or instructors to respond!

Bob Mankoff: Anatomy of a New Yorker cartoon

Comic book collection inherited by family expected to net $2M at auction

comic book collection inherited by family expected to net $2M at auction
When Michael Rorrer found 345 comic books neatly stacked in a basement closet as he cleaned out his great aunt’s Virginia home after her death, he thought they were cool but didn’t think much about their value.

He later discovered that his late great uncle Billy Wright had managed to assemble a remarkable comic book collection that included some of the most prized issues ever published, and kept them in good condition. The comics are expected to fetch more than $2 million when they are auctioned off Wednesday in New York City.

Happy Birthday Unshelved!

Ten Years Old
Ten years ago we put the first Unshelved strip on the web.

Our expectations were low, to say the least. The only reason we even bothered posting strips was to keep ourselves honest in the eyes of a few dozen friends and family. The plan was to churn out strips for a few months, then start over again using the lessons we'd learned, and finally apply to syndicates. (Remember newspapers?)

Library Cartoon

Here is a great library cartoon from blogger Dotty Ellipsis:

http://dottyellipsis.wordpress.com/2011/12/15/trip-to-the-library/

Save our Library

Funny cartoon from The Telegraph

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/matt/

Laptop Kamasutra

I think the whole LOL thing is mostly annoying but I thought this was amusing. Maybe because I'm familiar with so many of the positions.....

From a site called LOLBytes
Laptop Kamasutra

I want to be an academic librarian

Amusing video about an imaginary interview http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=it4WZ68MlkU

From a recent articlea in the Chronicle of Higher Education.

Recent Pearls before Swine cartoon

Comic Books Get Stripped at NY's Museum of Sex

From BookTryst, snippets of a new exhibit at the MOSEX museum. The adult, sexual kind of fantasy has inspired a genre of art with its own instantly recognizable icons: voluptuous women and muscle-bound men; fetish clothing featuring six-inch stilettos, leather, lace, and latex; bondage gear including handcuffs, masks, and corsets; and sadomasochistic props like whips, chains, and ropes. New York City's Museum of Sex has just mounted (pun intended) a new exhibition of the erotic art of comic strips and comic books in the 20th and 21st centuries, to "reveal how the comic book medium has been used over time to depict sexual fantasy, poke fun at taboo topics and lampoon icons of popular culture." Comics Stripped, a show made up of over 150 artifacts, including original drawings, illustrated books, comic books, magazines and videos, chronicles the history of "dirty drawings" from the Great Depression to the present day.
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