Thursday, September 27, 2007

I feel the need to explain panel #4. For those of you that haven't worked in a library or don't use a system like ours, an NOS occurs when a book requested by a patron or staff cannot be found for one reason or another. NOS stands for Not On Shelf...and we indicate that on a slip and fax it to the appropriate retrieval desk. As funny as some of these songs are, I can't take credit for the 2nd and 4th panel of this cartoon. I tried to do some research as to who thought of these great songs, but from talking to fellow co-workers, it sounds like they're collective ideas that developed over the past few years and can't be pinned down to just one person.
I'm posting this cartoon before heading out for a quick visit to the Southwest.
In the meantime, if you're interested in ordering my cartoon zine online, it's available at Powell's Books and you can get it here.

5 comments:

ADR said...

I only know the last song, sadly am not up on my pop culture in the least... but the third panel is my favorite, depsite not being able to pin a tune to it.

If all other attempts to get your book fail, I suppose I could use it as an excuse to make a rare trip down to Powell's. Dangerous as that place is to my pocketbook, I think it would be worth the risk.

Where did everyone go? There used to be lots of responses whenever you posted a new cartoon. Maybe people just haven't figured out that you're back yet.

Have fun on vacation, slick!

Anonymous said...

How about "I am the very model of a modern day librarian, with web 2.0 and flickr tags, a hipster nouveau Marion..."
well it doesn't quite scan i guess.
thanks - enjoyed your book!

Anonymous said...

I've been reading your comic for quite a while now and this is my absolute favourite. I've had all three of those songs in my head for the last few days! Great job... and thanks for bringing library humour into our lives!!

Erin said...

I LOVE the third panel! It's been stuck in my head all day...

LP said...

LOL!!