Friday, August 26, 2011

Treasures from the stacks, part one in a never-ending series

So I know there hasn't been much activity on this blog in the last...let's see...month. But there's a very good reason for that: I am extremely friggin' busy. I'm planning five new programs, getting ready for storytime, furnishing my under-furnished apartment, being sick (*cough cough*), and basically doing everything that an adult human does every day.

I plan to do a nice big post on the state of the Glenwood library soon, but in the meantime I present a pictorial interlude of no real value: "Treasures of the Stacks"! All of these items were found in the stacks of the Glenwood library. Most of them I found in the process of weeding, which in library lingo means "removing the crap we don't need," so you can at least take comfort in the knowledge that few of these items can still be checked out. Now, on to the show!

This was one of my first and greatest finds. Seriously, check this kid out: he is creepy as all hell. Partly it's the teeth, partly it's the dead eyes, but mostly it's the all-pervading sense of evil coming off this kid that says he'd like nothing more than to consume your flesh.

Wow, they've already got a copy of my autobiography!

The best part of this cover is how completely stoned that mouse is.

I CAN??!?

And you can keep it.

I just love how this whole family is the portrait of dysfunction. It's all the repressed glory of the '50s plastic-fantastic universe distilled into a single image. This book is the Cold War, baby.

And lastly, some art advice:

Draw a regular animal, then kill a bunch of them.


  1. Hahaha, I can't believe these are real books! Especially the "Mystery of the Scowling Boy." Definitely looking forward to more updates!

  2. Congratulations on your job, Ted--you'll be terrific! I love your blog and will look forward to future entries. Welcome to the world of librarianship!