A couple years ago, a new addition to the Best American series started: Best American Comics. It seems like, in the last few years, the number of cool and exciting things happening in comics has been growing exponentially, or at least my exposure to such has. The first BAC collected a number of artists I was already familiar with and loving (Anders Nilsen, Chris Ware, John Porcellino, and, of course, Lynda Barry and R. Crumb) but also had a bunch of great stuff that I wasn't familiar with (always the best facet of any kind of "best of" compilation). Possibly my favorite comic in the whole collection was "Adventures of Paul Bunyan & His Ox, Babe" by Lilli Carré. It is a simple story, and drawn in equally simple style -- all really clean lines, black only. Both the story and the art are deceptively simple in that it almost seems there isn't that much to it, but then you find yourself completely immersed, and then reading it again, and then still thinking about it days later and recommending it to everyone you can.