* Bob Temuka writes about the variety of different relationships his friends have with him through comics. I don't think of myself having a lot of comics-reading friends until I moved to Seattle, and that's true, but my friends did read my books and all had different favorites.
* not comics: this is unacceptable. I know without looking that someone will write that this person just wants money, when what they almost certainly wish is to not have been ripped off and totally left alone. If you're a press person with an appropriate outlet, maybe write about it. If you're in Nebraska, maybe write your state's attorney general. Let's hope the story gains enough momentum for a cessations of these activities, perhaps via the potentially embarrassing hook of a company that passes itself off as homespun acting as the creepiest mega-corporation might.