I have created the following index of all the LCC numbers used for comics drawn and posted here between 2009-2012:

The following DDC numbers were also used:

Then I decided I don’t like DDC much and stopped compiling the numbers.

A few  notes about these LCC numbers:

  1. Strictly speaking, because these are all literature (I know) and I’m an author who lives in the 21st century, they should all be classed as follows: PS3612.U68 .[Title Cutter] 201[x].
  2. This is because the point of classifying things is to collate by author (in the case of literature, anyway) so that someone who is looking for an author’s works can find all of them in one place.
  3. However, I decided to class the comics by subject since it’s more interesting that way.
  4. Also I guess “Lupton” should Cutter out as L87 instead of L86, but who’s counting.  What table was I looking at?  Oh man.  If you look at the DDC numbers, you’ll see that I couldn’t Cutter “Lupton” correctly on the Sandborne tables to save my life, so I guess I just got locked into L86 and decided to go with it.
  5. Anyway, I should probably be getting to bed now.  It’s getting late.
  6. Oh, this includes the last comic of 2010 that was lacking a call number.  I haven’t classed the 2011 ones yet, but everything through the end of last year is taken care of.
  7. The most popular comic was: HC79.C63 L86 2010 (#322). Also, incidentally, the most popular post in the last year, getting 78 views in one day.  The second most popular was #289, Conan the Librarian.(It lacks a call number because I didn’t start doing them until 2010.)
  8. “But no other room displayed the meticulous solemnity of the library, the sanctuary of Dr. Urbino until old age carried him off.  There, all around his father’s walnut desk and the tufted leather easy chairs, he had lined the walls and even the windows with shelves behind glass doors, and had arranged in an almost demented order the three thousand volumes bound in identical calfskin with his initials in gold on the spines.” (Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Love in the Time of Cholera)

Further updates:

  1. As of 10 June 2012, all comics currently posted on the blog that have been given an LCC number should be indexed here. There are some comics that weren’t assigned an LCC number and thus aren’t indexed here.
  2. #289, Conan the Librarian in: Book Challenges is still the most popular comic of all time, with 253 views.
  3. #304, The Meaning of Wife (Book Review) is the most popular comic of the last 12 months.

Em oi! #337: Adventures Underground

Two countries divided by a single language.

I am fairly certain that the trouble we experienced in London can be ascribed to the fact that, as native English speakers, we expected words to mean certain things and not other things. Unfortunately, the British don’t seem to subscribe to the same philosophy, as evidenced by their misuse of the word “Subway.”

The other reason for our problems was that many Tube stations/lines were down for maintenance on the weekend and the Monday after our arrival (we came January 2nd, a Sunday), which was apparently a national holiday. In Paris, the Metro was never closed and we could get fresh croissants within a block of our hotel. In London we ate at Indian restaurants a lot.

Classes start tomorrow! Very exciting, etc. I am recovered from my end-of-semester burn out and ready to go do something intellectual again. I wonder how long this will last.

Belated classification: PE1961.A63 L86 2011.

Em oi! #336: Assassin’s Creed II

And then Leonardo da Vinci makes suggestive comments.  If only I were making this up.

Happy New Year, everyone!

I’m a bit late, aren’t I? Well, I’ve been away, and…yes, I know, excuses, excuses. This comic was actually sketched out but not yet colored (or, I think, inked) when we left for Europe, and I didn’t exactly have access to my art supplies or a scanner while I was there. All apologies. I do have a couple of comics planned out for the next couple of weeks, though.

Belatedly classed under GV1469.35.A68 L86 2011.

I won’t mislead you by claiming that this game (i.e. Assassin’s Creed II) was all Bryan discussed on our trip…but he did enjoy looking through the Louvre to find some of the paintings showed in the game (without giving too much away, the game features a Da Vinci Code-esque plot in which assassins fighting Knights Templar seek clues in Renaissance paintings. Also stabbing. Lots of stabbing). And he got up at 5:30 this morning to play.

That was mostly jet lag though. I think.

Anyway, we’re happy to be back. I’ll write more about the trip later, when I have a couple of related comics to show you. For now, I’m going to have some dessert and then perhaps take myself off to bed a bit early. It’s back to work tomorrow (very exciting) and I need to be ready to get up early.

Do you have any New Year’s resolutions? I haven’t come up with any yet, I guess I could use some ideas.