LIBRARY LIFE.

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Author: Ryan Estrada
Date: July 1, 2021
From: Booklist(Vol. 117, Issue 21)
Publisher: American Library Association
Document Type: Cartoon; Brief article
Length: 265 words
Lexile Measure: 670L

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It's not just the books that make a difference, but the amazing librarians who shelve them.

1995

HELLO, MA'AM. IF I MAY HAVE A MOMENT OF OUR TIME?

CAN I HELP YOU FIND ANOTHER COMIC?

YOU'VE ALREADY DONE SO MUCH FOR ME. BUT TODAY I HAVE AN OFFER FOR TOO.

AS YOU WELL KNOW, IT HAS LONG BEEN MY DREAM TO SEE MY COMICS ON YOUR SHELVES.

WHEN I WAS SIX, YOU HELPED ME RESEARCH NEWSPAPER SUBMISSION GUIDELINES. AND I AM STILL INCREDIBLY GRATEFUL. HOWEVER, WHILE I HAVE BEEN ASSURED THAT MY WORK IS "ON FILE," I HAVE YET TO MAKE A SALE.

BUT: I HAVE AN IDEA TO CUT OUT THE MIDDLEMAN AND MAKE NOT ONLY MY DREAMS COME TRUE, BUT BENERT YOU AS WELL

TWO WORDS: BRAND INTEGRATION. THE FOX. STATUE TOU RECENTLY INSTALLED, HAS BEEN A BIG HIT. BUT WHAT IF IT WAS MORE THAN JUST DECOR?

I'VE TAKEN THE LIBERTY OF MOCKING UP WHAT SLYBOOTS WOULD LOOK LIKE AS THE STAR OF HIS VERY OWN COMIC STRIP.

WITH YOUR PERMISSION OF COURSE, I WOULD LIKE TO CREATE A MONTHLY COMIC FOR PUBLICATION IN YOUR NEWSLETTER. BOOM! YOU HAVE A MASCOT, AND I HAVE MY RRST OF WHAT I HOPE TO BE MANY COMICS ON YOUR SHELVES. ITS WIN-WIN!

IT'S A DEAL. BY THE WAY WE HAVE SOME NEW FAR SIDE COLLECTIONS IN. WOULD YOU LIKE TO SEE THEM?

BOY, WOULD I!

2021

Only thanks to years of support & encouragement from the staff at the Waterford Township Public Library, and others like them, are my books in libraries today.

Thank you.

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