I was able to go to Chicago and visit relatives and work on my comics for http://grammarcomics.com.
I also finished "Bone" and thought it was great. A great merger of Walt Kelly style with a more contemporary feel, as well as a little bot of the Lord of the Rings.
I have a new book of comics by Billy Ireland who did comics for the Columbus Dispatch in the early part of the 20th century. They are fantasic.