I can’t say that I’m a big comic book person anymore, at least not the way I was as a kid, eagerly awaiting the weekly shipment of comics to the local shop. Recently I’ve read books like Understanding Comics that helped awaken my appreciation for the form. There are some good things happening in the comics world, too, especially from independent artists. The Internet is changing distribution and how artists connect with readers, of course.
My friend John Rubio is one of 10 finalists in the Comic Book Idol competition. His first submission was knocked out in just a few days, but it’s a quality, finished piece. Voting is once a week (starting now) for 24 hours only. Go read some free 3-page comics, then register and vote.