I'm a huge fan of cult cartoonist Lynda Barry. I was thrilled to stand behind her in line at the credit union in Chicago in the mid-1980s. Matt Groening proposed to her and she dated Ira Glass (who she identifies as her "worst boyfriend"). She! Is! So! Cool!
She was on npr's Talk of the Nation yesterday. I tuned in too late to hear the whole interview, but here's the archived audio. Brilliant and humane as always. I may need to try this to get out of my block.