* McConnell Art is facilitating the sale of Brandon Graham and James Stokoe art to benefit the writer Gary Friedrich. Neal Adams writes about the situation here. And here's an open letter to Nic Cage. Jeff Parker uses the Gary Friedrich situation as one of the springboards for a lengthy discussion on collaboration in comics. Parker's like a blogging madman right now. Ty Templeton provides an alternate view. I haven't sorted out exactly what the hell is going on there, but it's clear that Friedrich is suffering through some financial distress, so I was happy to send him a few dollars.
* Bob Temuka wonders if you're reading the same comics he is. I'm not reading the comics he's talking about at all, but it's more like he means that even if you're reading it he wonders if you're really reading it and understanding what all the words say.