If any of you are still in touch with your high school English teachers (or mine) it might be worthwhile to pass on a link to Websnark.com: The Podcast and the Examiner: on the nature of Webcomics Criticism.
I say that because, in English class through high school and even through college, I often heard people ask when they would possibly ever use the literary criticism skills they were stubbornly digesting at the time.
Well, if your interests lie in creation of things – art, fiction, comics, pretty much anything – you might find that literary skills come in handy sometime much later, when you’re participating in the creative community.
And no, I don’t expect my English teachers (or anyone else) to understand all of this comic criticism, this is more to say, “Look! I’m still using the skills you taught me! Thank you!”