Sean Collins has an "aha" moment reading a recent interview with Meredith Gran, creator of Octopus Pie. Yeah, webcomics has its own center of gravity and there's a whole generation of creators and readers who've grown up in that gravity well.
CONVENTION: Brigid Alverson files a report on the recent annual American Library Association meeting — lots of graphic novels in the mix.
HYPE: Justin Madson just released the fifth book in his self-published Breathers series – it's available at his website. Below is a short trailer for the series (dramatizing a scene from the first book) which has shots of the comic interspersed in the live action.