* consider this your semi-occasional reminder that Eisner Hall Of Fame voting is going on. We don't have a lot to give to worthy practitioners of the comics form, but one thing we can give them is serious consideration of who goes into any hall of fame to which we're allowed to contribute.
* here's the cartoonist Dave Sim on recent comics controversies. I imagine there are a decent number of folks that would like to hear what Sim has to say about some of those things. I would usually be among them, but this time I couldn't get past the introductory paragraphs. Also something about the whole thing where we have to know that these articles were printed off the Internet and presented to him just struck me as insanely goofy this time around.
* Noah Berlatsky draws a sharp contrast between how Calvin and Hobbes and Bloom County approach childhood. I like the details of that observation much more than I like where he takes his conclusions, but your mileage may vary.
* Sean Kleefeld writes about the overall comics fans working back from some numbers. I'm terrible at casual math, and I'm worse at Internet-argument math, but I think the idea that we're talking a comics-buying public in the six figures rather than the sevens or eights is an idea worth considering.