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Jimmh Corrigan Smartetst kid
Boondoks because you don't readthe newspaper I know
Finder king o cats
Essent Xmen 2
Amazing Spiderman 1
Age o Bronze 1

Also French nouvelle vague!
Alphaville & Le Samourai

And that new autechre. :(

c(''c) (Leee), Wednesday, 28 December 2005 01:02 (fourteen years ago) link

French nouvelle vague

w00t! I've been watching some public library Godard lately myself. The last public library comic I got out was probably Jimmy Corrigan, but that was a while ago. I wish my PL had Finder.

Chris F. (servoret), Wednesday, 28 December 2005 09:06 (fourteen years ago) link

one month passes...
aiiii! my pub lib now has a graph nov section.

i got
jimmy corrigan
that frank cho book wosname meadows (ouch! how crap is it?)
burn's black hole
clowe's ice haven
orbiter (ellis)
the bone telephone book
and an acme novelty hardcover


mullygrubbr (bulbs), Friday, 24 February 2006 10:56 (fourteen years ago) link

that frank cho book wosname meadows (ouch! how crap is it?)

I understand that if you want antropomorphic animals and soft-core cheesecake in the service of non-humour-based jokes, then Liberty Meadows hits the spot, though if so you may wish to consider killing yourself for the good of everyone.

Andrew Farrell (afarrell), Friday, 24 February 2006 13:13 (fourteen years ago) link

apart from the Cho (and maybe the Orbiter) that's a fucking score though. And I'd even read Frank Cho for free.

kit brash (kit brash), Friday, 24 February 2006 13:54 (fourteen years ago) link

i tried to read it for free kit and though i have natural sympathy for dweeb lust = big tit and smart, i just...couldn't.

yet to read orbiter (weren't you singing the collen doran praise to me?)

mullygrubbr (bulbs), Friday, 24 February 2006 13:57 (fourteen years ago) link

nah, I don't have any blanket love for her - like her sometimes, admire the facility she has for working in different styles, but think her figures always come off stiff in a panel-to-panel sense

kit brash (kit brash), Friday, 24 February 2006 21:37 (fourteen years ago) link

Liberty Meadows

I started reading this at for the pulchritude, but I'm starting to hate myself for it. The animals aren't funny and the humans all need a punch in the face.

But in the meantime, my library got the copy of Comics Between the Panels that I requested in nine days, so big ups to them.

pixel farmer (Rock Hardy), Friday, 24 February 2006 23:00 (fourteen years ago) link

two weeks pass...
plasticman on the lam
top 10 the 49ers
honour among punks : baker st gn
marvel 1602 gaiman

mullygrabber, Thursday, 16 March 2006 00:36 (fourteen years ago) link

Special Agent Gene Krupa (orion), Thursday, 16 March 2006 03:43 (fourteen years ago) link

aw Mully lend Plastic Man to the kid, it's tops junior-friendly fun!

in other news, I bought the Flaming Carrot colour photo-comic and it is shit, your suspicions were totally founded.

kit brash (kit brash), Friday, 17 March 2006 05:22 (fourteen years ago) link

Aw, I sorta liked the fumetti comic! It was a good solid Flaming-Carrot-fucks-about story for the most part-- definitely the best issue to come out in the new series so far, cheesy computer effects aside. It woulda been better if Bob Burden had just drawn the dang thing tho.

I've been getting some decent stuff from the YA section of my local library as of late-- reread Sandman, the collected Supernatural Law turned out to be entertaining and well done, and I reread Chester Brown's autobiographical comics too. That scene in I Never Liked You where he sits in the row behind the girl who's trying to take him out on a date at the movie theater is great-- so honest about what being an adolescent is actually like in all its idiotic foot-shooting glory.

Chris Freiberg (Chris F.), Wednesday, 29 March 2006 05:02 (fourteen years ago) link

o man. igot more good stuff.

mullygrubbr (bulbs), Wednesday, 29 March 2006 06:08 (fourteen years ago) link

three years pass...

Errrr...... is this for real???!?

All Free Library of Philadelphia Customers,

We deeply regret to inform you that without the necessary budgetary legislation by the State Legislature in Harrisburg, the City of Philadelphia will not have the funds to operate our neighborhood branch libraries, regional libraries, or the Parkway Central Library after October 2, 2009.

Fetchboy, Monday, 14 September 2009 20:14 (ten years ago) link

err, didn't notice this was on ILC, will try an ILE thread

Fetchboy, Monday, 14 September 2009 20:18 (ten years ago) link

Yeah, I think it's for real; been making the rounds today.

one year passes...

i will probably never write the your content filtering policy is technologically flawed & socially irresponsible irate-patron-letter i occasionally get the impulse to write. it would be super depressing to find out that it isn't just that they're confined by the technology, but that they're okay with cutting off access to valuable resources because they have swears.

so much stuff coming up under 'occult'.

inimitable bowel syndrome (schlump), Thursday, 18 November 2010 13:31 (nine years ago) link

if it's filtered it's occult by definition

progressive cuts (Tracer Hand), Thursday, 18 November 2010 13:33 (nine years ago) link

Queens Central and Mid-Manhattan libraries: I kiss you both for all the great comics you've lent me.

Currently reading Macedonia by Pekar, Roberson and Piskor.

RR, Friday, 19 November 2010 08:32 (nine years ago) link

one year passes...

Not comics related, but the publisher Penguin is planning on making its tiles available as e-books:

calstars, Thursday, 5 July 2012 20:45 (eight years ago) link

So I went to the Public Library last night, and they had a decent selection of "graphic novels"! The librarian looked at me like I was a moron when I brought an armload of "graphic novels" to the check-out desk, particularly when I said "They're for my kid."
Shame makes me lie.
― The Huckle-Buck (Horace Mann), Tuesday, 4 May 2004 14:12 (8 years ago) Permalink

Hahaha. I did the same thing a few weeks ago, finding several dozen hardback trades at the local library that I hadn't read. Walked out with a 7" stack of trades - good one stop catch-up.

the body of a spider... (scampering alpaca), Friday, 6 July 2012 17:43 (eight years ago) link

one year passes...

i like this place. mine has giant windows that look out over an old cemetery.

très hip (Treeship), Sunday, 23 March 2014 20:32 (six years ago) link

today they told me i qualify for a free membership even though i'm not a borough resident because i work for the school district.


très hip (Treeship), Sunday, 23 March 2014 23:45 (six years ago) link

six months pass...

The reading room at the ny pubic library is closed.

calstars, Friday, 17 October 2014 22:42 (five years ago) link

My old library in Round Rock had "The Death Ray" and "Locas Vol 2," making me very, very happy indeed.

RAP GAME SHANI DAVIS (Raymond Cummings), Tuesday, 21 October 2014 01:09 (five years ago) link

four years pass...

QBPL has changed their logo, color scheme and website.

Theorbo Goes Wild (James Redd and the Blecchs), Saturday, 6 April 2019 02:14 (one year ago) link

What comics did you get, though?

blokes you can't rust (sic), Saturday, 6 April 2019 17:22 (one year ago) link

Ha, sorry, realized that later.

Theorbo Goes Wild (James Redd and the Blecchs), Saturday, 6 April 2019 17:36 (one year ago) link

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