I've been "out of the loop" for the past few days, and so I just learned of the passing of comic writer and artist Darwyn Cooke. He was an amazing talent who will truly be missed. I'm really not a guy who usually mourns the death of those who we know only through their art, but this is a loss that's genuinely sad to me. If you've never checked out his work, I'd encourage you to do so. Mr. Cooke has left the world a better place than he found it.