Unshelved #[4] - Book Club
(June 2006)

Overdue Media, 2003 Series
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Price
11.95 USD
Pages
124
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Overdue Media LLC
Brand
Overdue Media
ISBN
978-0-9740353-3-8; 0-9740353-3-5 Search at WorldCat
Barcode
9780974035338
Editing
?
Color
Color covers, black and white interior
Dimensions
8 1/2" w x 11" h
Paper Stock
Bond
Binding
Squarebound
Publishing Format
Ongoing series

Issue Notes

This issue has variants.

Features the fourth year of Unshelved.


First printing.

Keywords
Librarian; library; webcomic

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Unshelved / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Dewey

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
? (photo)
Inks
? (photo)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Gene Ambaum, high school freshman
Characters
Gene Ambaum; Bill Barnes

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 2)

credits, title page / 1 page (report information)

Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Book Club

Indexer Notes

Half-title page

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4)

credits, title page / 2 pages (report information)

Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Book Club

Indexer Notes

Title page, front matter

Our Story So Far (Table of Contents: 5)

Unshelved / recap / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Dewey, young adult librarian at the Mallville Public Library, has an encyclopedic knowledge of pop culture and a snappy answer to every stupid question.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 6)

Unshelved / comic story / 59 pages (report information)

Script
Gene Ambaum
Pencils
Bill Barnes
Inks
Bill Barnes
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I'd like to complain about the facilities.
Genre
humor
Characters
Dewey; Mel; Tamara; Merv [the Shusher]; Sanjay [Whisper]; Buddy; Colleen; Doreen; Ned; library patrons; central library staff; teen readers; Harry Potter fans; Dewey's grandmother; Dilbert (cameo)
Keywords
Censorship; librarian; library; webcomic

Indexer Notes

Collection of comic strips. Major story arcs include: ham for Tamara; the Shusher strikes; Cathy is besotted with Dewey; raising Doreen at the library; Dewey goes house hunting; Merv corners the market on Harry Potter; tipping the librarian; air conditioner failure; secret book club; annoying Colleen; annoying patrons.

The Unshelved Book Club Presents (Table of Contents: 7)

Unshelved / comic story / 27 pages (report information)

Script
Gene Ambaum
Pencils
Bill Barnes
Inks
Bill Barnes
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The Seven Stages of Falling in Love with an Author
Genre
humor; advocacy
Characters
Dewey; Mel; Tamara; Merv; Buddy; Colleen; Ned; library patrons; teen readers; Harry Potter fans; Darwin Minor (cameo); Peter Blood (cameo); Bill Bryson (cameo); Stephen Katz (cameo); Christopher Paul Curtis (cameo); Almanzo Wilder (cameo); Kildy (cameo); Chris Crutcher (cameo); Jack Morgan (cameo); Draycos (cameo); Ivan Denisovitch (cameo); Cal (cameo)
Keywords
Censorship; librarian; library; webcomic

Indexer Notes

Collection of full-page comic strips, in which the main characters recommend various books.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 8)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Bill Barnes
Inks
Bill Barnes
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Mallville Public Library Closed for the Holidays
Characters
Dewey; Mel; Tamara; Merv; Buddy; Colleen; Doreen; Ned
Keywords
Christmas; Holidays

Bizmar Unshelved (Table of Contents: 9)

Unshelved / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Gene Ambaum
Pencils
Bill Barnes
Inks
Bill Barnes
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The first time we exhibited at San Diego's storied Comic Con we had the honor of sharing the Small Press area with Tod Parkhill of Young American Comics.
Genre
humor
Characters
Dewey; Tamara; story hour children
Keywords
BIZMAR

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 10)

Unshelved / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script
Gene Ambaum
Pencils
Bill Barnes
Inks
Bill Barnes
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I bought myself a new t-shirt!
Genre
humor
Characters
Dewey; Mel; Tamara; Merv; Buddy; Colleen; Doreen; library patrons
Keywords
Librarian; library; webcomic

Indexer Notes

Collection of comic strips. Major story arcs include: a walker for Grandma; Colleen blogs; the restroom is out of order; patrons keep stealing pens; Dewey mixes painkillers with muscle relaxants; and Cathy assumes she's engaged.

Unshelved Guest Strips (Table of Contents: 11)

Unshelved / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Michael Jantze; Scott Alan; Alida Saxon; Scott Ball; Georgia Ball; Mark Monlux; Dave Kellett
Pencils
Michael Jantze; Scott Alan; Alida Saxon; Scott Ball; Georgia Ball; Mark Monlux; Dave Kellett
Inks
Michael Jantze; Scott Alan; Alida Saxon; Scott Ball; Georgia Ball; Mark Monlux; Dave Kellett
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
When we began Unshelved in February of 2002 we didn't think of it as a "webcomic."
Genre
humor
Characters
Dewey; Merv; library patrons
Keywords
Librarian; library; webcomic

Indexer Notes

Collection of comic strips

Conference Tips (Table of Contents: 12)

Unshelved / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Gene Ambaum
Pencils
Bill Barnes
Inks
Bill Barnes
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
If you've never been to a library conference you've never seen thousands of librarians lugging around book bags full of free books, posters, pens, magnets, and any other schwag they can take home.
Genre
humor
Characters
Dewey; conference delegates
Keywords
Comic strip; librarian

Indexer Notes

Collection of comic strips originally appearing in CogNotes, the daily newspaper of the American Library Association conference.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 14)

Unshelved / comic story / 0.25 page (report information)

Script
Gene Ambaum
Pencils
Bill Barnes
Inks
Bill Barnes
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Clear liquids cleanse the body.
Genre
humor
Characters
Dewey; Tamara

Indexer Notes

Comic strip on back cover

Mallville Public Library Code of Conduct (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.75 page (report information)