This one's for Jules especially, and all my weird-solicitation-receiving kidlitosphere homies.
To be fair, the amount of inappropriate books that actually ARRIVE in the mail is far lower now than when I originally drew this cartoon. However, the e-mail solicitations continue and range from things like "if you rewrite your blog post with links to our site and become a shameless marketing shill, we'll pay you BIG BUX" to "would you like to review our book about swingers?" So, I thought I'd run this one again.
The other reason for the re-run is that, guys, I am TIRED this week. So I made a bit of an executive decision that it's a Toon Thursday spring break, as a little early birthday present to myself. Not that I don't love drawing the toons, but I also love reducing my workload and, thereby, reducing my stress, at least temporarily. In the meantime, go check out this intriguing new site called 20SomethingReads ("A time to re-discover reading for pleasure"--great tagline, eh?), give a virtual visit to the upcoming LA Times Festival of Books (which I would dearly love to attend someday), and read this interview with Friends With Boys author Faith Erin Hicks, all shamelessly pulled from the Graphic Novel Reporter newsletter. Enjoy!