Jon Rosenberg

Today's epic and mildly offensive Unshelved Book Club reimagining of Richard Bach's classic Jonathan Livingston Seagull comes to us from Jon Rosenberg, cartoonist of Goats. (warning: usually more offensive than this guest strip. Also, not really about goats.)

Jon is someone I've admired for many years. Goats was one of the first webcomics, and I became a fan at my very first San Diego Comic Con when I was contemplating making my own comic strip. Watching his art and writing mature gave me hope for my limited skills, and when he quit his day job I became more convinced that I could do the same.

Goats collections are now being published by Del Ray. Gene, Jana, and I have all been enjoying the first, Infinite Typewriters, which just came out a couple of weeks ago. Sometimes rude, sometimes sweet, usually random, and always brilliant, Infinite Typewriters and its upcoming sequels belongs in the graphic novel section of every library.

Jon is also a tremendous pain in the ass, and getting this guest strip out of him was like pulling teeth from an evil chicken. But well worth the struggle.

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October 8, 2018 Walla Walla, WA
Walla Walla Rural Library District Staff Day (Gene)

November 15, 2018 Palm Beach, FL
Palm Beach County Library System (Gene)

November 16, 2018 Fort Lauderdale, FL
Southeast Florida Library Information Network (Gene)


Jan 25 - 28, 2019 Seattle, WA ALA Midwinter (Library COMIC Booth #726) (Gene)

March 1, 2019 Phoenix, AZ
Maricopa County Library District (Gene)

April 15 - 17, 2019 Austin, TX Texas Library Association Annual Conference (Library COMIC booth, Monday night event) (Gene)

June 21 - 24, 2019 Washington, DC
ALA Annual (Library COMIC booth) (Gene)

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