"Jim Demonakos Gets Unshelved (Or is it the Other Way Around?)

Wed, March 7th, 2007 at 12:00am PST

Comic Books
CBR News Team, Editor

Official Press Release

SEATTLE, WA – Overdue Media, publisher of the

popular daily comic strip Unshelved, has hired Jim Demonakos as its

Senior Business Strategist.

Jim Demonakos brings a variety of experiences to this newly created

position. Most recently he was Public Relations and Marketing

Coordinator for Image Comics, a major publisher of comics and graphic

novels. Demonakos is also organizer of Seattle's immensely successful

Emerald City ComiCon, and owner of the Comic Stop chain of comic book

stores in the Seattle area.

"I'm very excited to be coming on board with Unshelved," Demonakos

said. "I love its dry wit and spot-on observations about people,

books, and retail environments. The characters and the library setting

have a very broad appeal, and I look forward to helping tap into its

mainstream potential."

Unshelved's creators Bill Barnes and Gene Ambaum are excited about

their new hire.

"Jim brings a welcome focus on business development and operations,"

says Barnes. "We will be free to concentrate on making Unshelved the

best comic strip it can be."

"We're thrilled to have Jim join the Unshelved family," says Ambaum,

"He has a lot of great ideas and we can't wait for him to put in to

action things we've been talking about for months or even years."

Created by librarian Gene Ambaum and cartoonist Bill Barnes, the strip

went live in 2002 and quickly gained a cult following among library

workers. Unshelved's audience continues to grow as more and more

people discover the exploits of a sarcastic public librarian named

Dewey. Today over 35,000 readers enjoy the strip every day at

unshelved.com, via free email delivery, and by RSS feed. Unshelved is

a registered trademark of Overdue Media LLC.

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