ITEM! Happy Day: Linda Medley has posted new Castle Waiting pages. (link via Tegan)
ITEM! I just discovered Smithson, a Webcomic written by Shaenon Garrity, with art by Robert Stevenson, Brian Moore, and Roger Langridge. It's a college-life comic that is not only charming, funny and well-drawn, but also toys a bit with presentation. Check it out when you get a chance.
ITEM! Paul O'Brien, one of my favorite reviewers of mainstream super-hero stuff, has his X-Books Year in Review up over at The X-Axis.
ITEM! ICv2 have rolled out their annual Manga Awards, and David Taylor at Love Manga has some excellent commentary on them.
ITEM! Steven Grant declares 2006 to be the year of naval gazing, and proceeds to gaze with his view of the state of the comics industry. (link via Ed)