* that John Wise collection brought in $1.5M. I'm told by a bunch of people that the market for all older comic books other than very specific character ones is going to collapse in the next two decades, as we lose that generation of fans that value those comics across the board. I guess we'll see.
* Paul Levtiz extols the virtues of Joe Orlando, Joe Orlando's work as reprinted by Fantagraphics, and reminds that there's a scholarship fund bearing Orlando's name.
* finally, Sean Kleefeld on Funky Winkerbean. I actually think the tonal shifts in that strip are kind of amazing, and while I get the humor that Kleefeld notes is a part of the reaction to those shifts, one of the reasons the humor works is because the cartoonist is so committed to what he's doing. That's not a country mile close to what Kleefeld is discussing, though.