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Monday, February 27, 2012

Pulp Non-Fiction

This may come as a shock to you, but being a librarian, I get a lot of librarian-related stuff as gifts. Instead of getting sick of it, however, I LOVE it all, from tote bags to coffee mugs to t-shirts. Even better than getting something library-related is getting something library-related created by someone I KNOW, so I'm excited to show you this fabulous poster that the artist (who happens to be my wonderful and wildly talented boyfriend) made a couple of years ago (before we even met!) for a library friends group fundraiser:

© M. Bialaszewski (2010)

I was lucky enough to have been given a hard copy of the poster, which I put up in my apartment. Looking at it makes me want to be the heroine in a film noir that has a scene where the coolly mysterious librarian wearing a slinky red dress says something like "This was long OVERDUE" before breaking the bad guy's heart and legs simultaneously. I figure I just need to get a slinky red dress and a pair of glasses and I'll be all set. (But not a gun. No guns in libraries, please! Or anywhere else, really.)


10 comments:

  1. "This was long OVERDUE"

    Tee hee hee. And awesome poster!

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  2. This is a seriously cool poster.

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  3. Oooo, and the story's by the creator of The Shadow!

    Pulpy goodness, indeed.

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  4. I didn't know librarians could carry guns. They told me I had to get rid of my club, but I think a gun would be much more dangerous to delinquent patrons.

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  5. Where can we get a copy of this fabulous pulpy poster?

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  6. I'll ask the artist if he's willing/able to make more! :)

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  7. Librarians carry clue-sticks not guns.

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  8. Next time he needs to use a c.1939 revolver. Right now she's packin' a modern Baretta 92.

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