Hey, kids! Comics! I missed this when it first came out: in a remarkable sign of how far this graphic-novels-are-for-adults thing has come, Houghton Mifflin is adding a Best American Comics annual to their megapopular Best American line. In similar (but more recent) we-have-reached-the-
promised-land news, Chris Ware will be followed by Jaime Hernandez as the author of the New York Times Magazine's weekly strip. My money was on Seth, and my big hope was Clowes, but Hernandez is as great as either of those and woefully overlooked. (He peaked 10 years too early for the graphic-novel boom.) Hopefully, this will bring Love and Rockets to the attention of the masses.