8bitlibrary.com reports that their American Library Association interest group, on Comics and Graphic Novels, has taken off. I’m no longer an ALA member (AALL and SLA fit my needs) but this is great news for the medium and for librarians.
Archive for the ‘comics’ Category
Normally, I have a number of requests pending at my local library. Given wait times for transferring items, check-outs, and being on a wait list, I usually pick-up one or two highly anticipated items. This last round, however, may have been my best day in library pick-ups ever.
While subjective, my reality has entered the realm of a tremendous promise:
- Foyle’s War & Poirot capture my delight in all things British/European in the way of murder-mysteries.
- New X-Men, Madman, and Brave & The Bold Team Ups collects some of my favorite modern-day comic writers.
- Lastly, The Killer of Little Shepherds, fills the niche in my life that is hard-science and the evolution of crime-fighting.
And don’t forget, this week is open access week.
Where can I find that book, other than behind the reference desk?
This comic library scene comes from Comically Vintage and an odd one it is. Evidently, this is an older comic strip however the librarian isn’t a stereotype! He looks like Errol Flynn and is dressed just as dapper. The women yearning for books seem to have no interest in subject matter, author, or title. They simply want books. The question though remains, if they want books of any make and model, why not just go to the shelves? Afterall it’s a library, there are books all around, you don’t have to ask Mr. Flynn. That is unless they are trying to attract the attention of Mr. Flynn. Or perhaps he is guarding all the books; they appear to be kept behind the reference desk. Given the voracity and zombie-like cravings these women exhibit the latter seems a more appropriate explanation!!?