* it's still very odd in a sense to see coverage like this emanating from major news organization. That's also worth reading for the eclectic group of artists assembled as representative of Thompson's career. That is not the group I'd put together, but Kim's been involved with so many books there worlds of interpretations there.
* the retailer and foundational comics blogger Mike Sterling notes that a long-time customer at his store passed away, and talks about him a bit. Noticing someone is gone and then googling them and finding out the bad news is something we all do a lot of these days, and it's only going to get more frequent until it's our time to go.