Call Slips Turn Thirty!


I blogged some months ago about the series of “Call Slip Comics” I have been posting to my Patreon page. These are reviews of material I’ve checked out of the library- DVDs, books and audio books- drawn on call slips, those little white strips of paper stuck into items on the hold shelf to identify which library member it is being held for. For years, those slips have come in handy as bookmarks, but once a book was finished my habit was to throw them away- until now!

David Chelsea is reading:In the Great Green Room: The Brilliant and Bold Life of Margaret Wise Brown
by Amy Gary

Call Slips in their natural habitat
Call Slips in their natural habitat

I’m blogging again just to announce I’ve been keeping on with the work, and now have thirty examples- twice as many examples as I’d posted the last time I blogged.

Here are links to all the Call Strip comics currently on Patreon:

Superman, The Unauthorized Biography
The Peanuts Movie
Enough Said
Wild Palms
Batman 66
The Nice Guys
The Fury
The Meddler
Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!
Defending Your Life
Girl with a Pearl Earring
We Told You So: Comics As Art
Our Brand Is Crisis
Twenty-six Seconds: A Personal History
Strangers With Candy
The War That Ended Peace
Giant Of The Senate
Call Slip: Fire!: The Zora Neale Hurston Story.
American Heiress: The Wild Saga of the Kidnapping, Crimes and Trial of Patty Hearst
Cien años de soledad
Forgetting Sarah Marshall
The Stories Of Vladimir Nabokov
Death At A Funeral

Most of the newer examples review DVDs I’ve watched, like the forgettable comedy FORGETTING SARAH MARSHALL:


However, I still do read the occasional book, or listen to an audiobook in the car, such as Al Franken’s memoir GIANT OF THE SENATE:


This strip was drawn before the latest story about Senator Franken broke. These days, I would probably write a very different letter.

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