i am not well versed in the ways of comics and/or graphic novels, but i have enjoyed a few. my favorite artist to date is ben katchor. i became aware of mr. katchor after reading the comics issue of mcsweeny’s (#13). the volume contained several installments to katchor’s hotel & farm series, which i have excerpted (from his website) above. apparently he now has a strip in metropolis magazine and occasionally publishes a book. go to his website. it is sorely in need of an update, but it’s worth it to get a sample of these clever, exacting glimpses at urban perplexities.