Our Valued Customers: Conversations from the Comic Book Store

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While working for several years in a comic book store, MRTIM started drawing the more memorable customers and the things that they said. Based on the blog of the same name, and featuring popular entries as well as brand-new cartoons, Our Valued Customers chronicles the lively, witty, and often acerbic opinions and comments of the customers who shop at comic book stores, providing a fascinating glimpse into the inner world of the devoted comic ...

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Overview

While working for several years in a comic book store, MRTIM started drawing the more memorable customers and the things that they said. Based on the blog of the same name, and featuring popular entries as well as brand-new cartoons, Our Valued Customers chronicles the lively, witty, and often acerbic opinions and comments of the customers who shop at comic book stores, providing a fascinating glimpse into the inner world of the devoted comic book fan.

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Publishers Weekly
Anyone who’s worked in a comics store will confirm that some patrons are odd enough to provoke snickers as a survival mechanism. Making these moments public in a cartoon humor book is a trickier business. Chamberlain has gathered quotes, some hilarious, from his stint as a comics store clerk, and these cartoons run the gamut of typical conversation—being annoyed with females, leering at females, taking criticism of your favorite superhero too personally, making sweeping statements about how stupid some other superhero is, bickering about hypothetical situations that involve superheroes as though they were real, wishing super powers were real, and revealing a lack of knowledge in areas beyond comic books. As funny as any individual panel might be, the succession of bizarre and ignorant statements have the unintended effect of piling up into something both alarming and depressing. Chamberlain goes to great pains in his foreword to stress that his book is not representative of the typical customer. Though the reader understands that intellectually, reading the book ends up feeling like one has endured an irritating work day in the comics shop, and that couldn’t have been the author’s intention. (July)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780399537523
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publication date: 7/3/2012
  • Pages: 96
  • Product dimensions: 7.10 (w) x 5.20 (h) x 0.30 (d)

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MRTIM is a cartoonist who lives near Boston. For more information, see www.ourvaluedcustomers.net.

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    Posted April 6, 2014

    All Characters

    AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Posted September 29, 2012

    Ghfg

    Bert.........&34

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