I miss Calvin and Hobbes. You know why? Because I miss having a cartoonist in the funny papers who actually cared about comics and the state of the profession. I was gonna rant about it, but not much point.
When Berke Breathed quit doing Bloom County, Comics suffered kidney failure.
When Gary Larson retired the Far Side, it lost a lung.
When Bill Watterson folded Calvin & Hobbes, it suffered a massive coronary.
When Charles Schulz died, so did Comics. It's just on life support now, with the media conglomerates itching to pull the plug.
On the bright side, it's almost Free Comic Book Day!