* so Fantagraphics is offering a bunch of special mini-comics for people that make qualifying orders. I don't really have much more to say about that, except I want as many as I can get my hands on. The lack of a collector's market for alternative books except in some rare circumstances is beginning to freak me out a bit. Who wouldn't want to have that Matt Groening Xeroxed comic book that only had 20 copies that they show in that new Lynda Barry book over just about anything more traditionally bagged and boarded? I have a hunch that there may be more Golden Age comic books in existence than early alternatives, especially when you go deep in both categories.
* another holiday Christmas list at Hero Complex and the first anti-list of the season at Robot 6. The comics industry should find something official-ish to do with Black Friday or Small Business Saturday.
* I'm still a tiny bit confused why avowed Harvey Pekar fan Anthony Bourdain isn't anchoring some kind of straight-ahead foodie comic book publication as opposed to something about food-related kung fu, but what little I know about Bourdain suggests that he's doing exactly what he wants to.