* Abraham Riesman on Vertigo's influence. I usually enjoy Riesman's essays, which I find thoughtfully crafted. This one lost me several times, I think due to shifting contexts and a few incredibly broad claims made on the line's behalf. Still, I enjoy many of Vertigo's best works, and happy anniversary to its architects and artists.
* not comics: I've never made much money as an on-line person, so articles like this one baffle me. The thing is, I just can't figure out how you can have a site that's any more effective than you could have paying for an entire magazine (two support people plus an every weekday freelance outlay) the money they're paying the dude in question.