The portrayal of librarians in comic strips (Part V)
Miss Clavell, Ms. Grant, Librarian Replaced by Google, Carol Race, et al.
Tags: librarians comic strips
Added: 10 months ago
Cartoonist(s): Mike Peters
Comic/Cartoon: Mother Goose and Grimm
Viewable Date: 2013-02-03
Grimm is handing a stack of books to the female librarian, saying "Excuse me, can I take out these three self-help books?", to which she replies "Of course. It's wonderful seeing a dog trying to improve himself." We then see Grimm using the books as a "ladder" to reach the cookie jar on the top shelf in Mother Goose's kitchen.
Marten Reed: So, why do YOU wanna work in a library?
Claire Augustus: Why WOULDN'T I?
Claire Augustus: Vast collections of knowledge, organized by class and subclass, division and section. Everything in its right place. No distractions, no pointless babbling conversation, no yelling or running around like an idiot. Just peace and quiet.
Claire Augustus: And being a librarian is more than just stamping books and shushing people. A good librarian educates! Enriches their community! Introduces children and adults alike to the wonders of the written word!
Marten Reed: What about you, Gabby?
Gabby: I like books.
Marten Reed: That's it?
Claire Augustus: Wait- wait up! I like books too!
Artist: Eales, Stan
A little boy is talking to a female librarian (standing underneath a sign reading "DVDs, CDs, Internet, Photocopier") and asks "You don't have any books, do you?"
College Roomies From Hell!
(c) 2000 Maritza Campos
Librarian: Hoarding books! Shame on you!
Margaret: It was her fault! She let me use her card, knowing I'm evil...
April: Well I thought she'd use it wisely!
Librarian: I'm going to ban you from the library forever... unless you volunteer as college guides next week.
April, Margaret: GAAAH! We'll do it!
April: You know something, Margaret? YOU REALLY SUCK!
Margaret: Oh, SUUURE! Now I am the one who sucks!
Sheldon is telling his talking duck Arthur that "The Library of Alexandria was the greatest repository of knowledge in the ancient world. With amazing scrolls gathered from every point on the map. And when the library was destroyed by fire in 48 AD, it was the worst blow to human knowledge in all of history. It was Julius Caesar who accidentally set fire to it, when he--"
Arthur interrupts him, saying "Don't be a chump. Someone like Julius Caesar doesn't ACCIDENTALLY set fire to a library. Think about it."
The final panel flashes back to Julius Caesar carrying an armful of scrolls, screaming at the female librarian "... Late fees?? LATE FEES??"
Artist: Whitworth, James
The female librarian is telling the male patron "Due to cutbacks, we've removed the last 20 pages from every mystery novel."
McHumor.Com by T. McCracken
Printer Cartoon 8990: A female librarian is standing behind the desk of a very long checkout line. A line of her clones stand next to her, coming out of a machine with a sign that says, "Place Librarian's Head in 3-D Printer." The caption reads, "Wacko Idea #24 for short staffed agencies."
Artist: Corbett, Jack
The student is telling the male librarian "I need to read five books this weekend to graduate - any suggestions?"
Original date: 26 July 1994
Source: Gary Larson, Last Chapter and Worse (Kansas City: Andrews and McMeel, 1996) 13.
Source: Gary Larson, The complete Far Side (Kansas City: Andrews McMeel, 2003) Vol. 2, p. 563. (7/26/94)
Caption: After years of harboring his secret desires, Ned finally hits on the senior librarian.
Drawing: A man mopping the floor of the library asks the woman behind the desk, "So, Ms. Clavell... read any good books lately?"
Artist: Rosandich, Dan
A female librarian stands behind a desk with a "Return Overdue Books Here" sign, as she unfurls a papyrus scroll and tells the male patron "Boy, these are really overdue!"
Cartoonist(s): John Deering
Comic/Cartoon: Strange Brew
Viewable Date: 2009-08-17
The comic shows a female librarian sitting under three signs. One points to the left and reads "Fiction," another points to the right and reads "Reference," and the one directly above her head points to the right and reads "Newly printed books that smell really cool."
(c) 2012 Stephanie Spiro
Girl: I finished my summer reading list, Ms. Grant! Do I get a prize?
Librarian: Yes! You get a coupon for a free book!
Girl: 1 free book? I read 20! The least you could do is throw in some fries and a shake!
Artist: Flanagan, Mike
A female librarian is sitting at a desk labelled "Silence", as a man dressed as a robber points a gun at her (a flag comes out of the barrel reading "Hands Up").
Hilary B. Price, Rhymes With Orange 20 October 1999.
Caption: Seeking job security? Here's what's left...
Caption: (1) Get onto the Supreme Court.
Drawing: Six chairs with nameplates reading: Rehnquist, Breyer, Kennedy, Scalia, O'Connor, Your Name Here.
Caption: (2) Marry into royalty.
Drawing: Female with a crown waving from a balcony to an adoring crowd.
Caption: (3) Become a librarian at a suburban middle school.
Drawing: Bespectacled female, scrap paper and pencil to one side, copy of Deenie to the other, saying, "I was either hired at the dawn of the Pleistocene era, or sometime shortly before that."
Artist: Delgado, Roy
A woman is standing on the street corner panhandling, as she holds a cup in one hand and a sign reading "Librarian replaced by Google" in the other.
YET ANOTHER FANTASY GAMER COMIC
Strip 446: Glon the Strategist
Friday, August 17, 2007
[[The Palace library. The elf librarian stands at a desk reading a scroll. In the background, Glon and Wolf peer at her as they hide by the entrance]] / Wolf: Okay, here's the library... Now to find the Book of Temshutep. / Glon: Leave that to me. I've got a talent for these things.
[[Glon leers as he stands next to the librarian]] / Hey there... I'm looking for--- / Elf librarian: Sorry. No unescorted foreign slaves in the library.
[[Wolf, now standing behind the librarian, smiles warmly at her. She whips her head around to look at him, while Glon stands there, dumbfounded]] / Wolf: Show me the Book of Temshutep and I'll kiss your neck.
[Glon scowls as Wolf and the librarian walk arm in arm to one of the stacks]] / Glon (thinking): Frickin' elves / Elf librarian: Right over here.
My Mom the Librarian
A special Mother's Day surprise! Our Alaskan friend Pat Race, who recently contributed a fun Unshelved Book Club strip, wrote today's tribute to his mother, librarian (and Unshelved fan) Carol Race. Happy Mother's Day, Carol! And thanks for the great strip, Pat!
Narration: My mom is a librarian and I grew up in the stacks reading about knights and detectives and adventures
Narration: I didn't always read the books my mom liked.
Carol: Comics aren't real books, there aren't enough words.
Young Pat: I guess I'll have to read twice as many!
Young Pat: Ok, I found some "real" books.
Carol: [holding a book named "Spells & Hexes"] Hmmm... maybe you want to check out some TinTin instead?
Narration: Mom really loves storytime.
Carol: "A forest grew and grew - and grew until his ceiling hung with vines."
Narration: She practiced by reading picture books to us at home... All the way through high school.
Teenage Pat: Seriously? Harold and the Purple Crayon?
Pat's Sister: Again?
Narration: [card catalog goes "Poof" and turns into a PC] The library was a different place when I was a kid but change was coming.
Young Pat: [typing on a computer]
Young Pat: Nooo way.
Young Pat: [typing on a computer]
Young Pat: MOM!
Young Pat: It's connected to... everything.
Narration: I always wonder what will be next.
Pat: So Mom, what does the future of the library look like? Do they become more like community centers? Internet access points? Are they even necessary now that we have the Internet?
Carol: I don't know about the future. It's big. I just feel like libraries are so important... and we all need storytime.
Narration: Yeah... We all need storytime.
Happy Mother's Day and congratulations to Carol Race on her retirement!! Love you mom!
by Pat Race AlaskaRobotics Dot Com
Alex the Librarian.
A comic strip by Alex Krentzin, sharing his great comics, almost entirely devoted to libraries, on his Facebook page.
Panel 1: Alex says "The library floors are filthy. I'm going to call in the floor cleaner crew", to which a female librarian replies "Oh boy, that's going to cost the big bucks."
Panel 2: Alex says "No way, it's not going to cost a dime." She asks "How so?"
Panel 3: Alex is putting little shoes on a dog, saying "I just put some soft booties on my dog and cats and let them chase each other around The Library."
Panel 4: The dog and three cats (all wearing shoes) run around the floor, as Alex says "And they shine the floor while running around!"
Artist: Parker, Dave
A man hands a female librarian the book "How to Beat Road Rage" and says "I know it's overdue but I've been in intensive care."
Dagwood is humiliated in a June 30th, 2001 Blondie comic strip when he asks the female librarian if he can check out a book again. When she inquires as to why he didn't finish it, he explains that he was sidetracked by some TV shows. The librarian refuses and responds, "You left a fine book and got hooked on some dumb TV shows?! I'm sorry, you just don't seem like our kind of people."