Hey, did you guys hear that Alternative Comics is going through a money crunch? Quite like Top Shelf and Fantagraphics did last year. Man, these things seem to be becoming a wearying annual occurence, despite hopeful omens of an industry renaissance springing up everywhere. But, like Top Shelf and Fanta before it, Alternative Comics is worth a little financial CPR, business Darwinists be damned.

Also, you should check out Strip Fight. This is a site where every week, cartoonists draw comics based on a loose theme, and then the general public is turned loose upon them in a grisly Thunderdome-like melee. The results are usually entertainingly uneven. Last week they gave a Gameboy to the winner. I really intended to enter, but events of an almost vacation-like nature forestalled that.