Item: Bryan Lee O’Malley has an assistant?

Item: Am I the last to link to this? The Beguiling’s Chris Butcher makes an appearance in U.S. webcomic DHarbin.

Item: Robert Haines reports that the popular (and quite beautifully drawn!) webcomic anders loves maria by Rene Engstrom is ending.

Item: Edmonton comics collective Chamber of Comics is starting its Olympigus Monthlon –a marathon of comics creation coinciding with an international sporting event in Vancouver.

Item: Speaking of Vancouver, a February literary speaking series will feature author Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas discussing his graphic novel Red.