Speaking of Seth, here's a nice little essay he wrote for what's basically my fave Canadian magazine these days, The Walrus.
Of course, it also features a nice comic story as well.
Seth's work, generally speaking, is quiet, elegant, and infused with a melancholy that never drifts into self-pity. Well, rarely drifts into self-pity. Wonderful rainy day reading. And what better kind of day to read comics?!
Someday I'll try to pay his work more dues in a longer entry but if you don't know his stuff, consider yourself introduced...