* James Reith profiles Lisa Hanawalt. I think that's a really interesting comics. Lisa is a gifted comedic voice, and I get why people want to see that from her all the time, but if you liked the undercurrent of sadness in the last book of short comics I think you'll really like Coyote Doggirl.
* this bookstore and proprietress history from Seattle gave me a start because it encompassed a significant 16 years, during which I was long gone from Seattle. Personality-infused retail is a great boon to community.