There is a poll with this thread: Are we experiencing a comics renaissance?
Look at your local newspaper comics section. Do you see Calvin & Hobbes there? Can you believe it, they are reprinting these classic comics!! I am so happy! And have you browsed through the New Yowk Times magazine lately? The have a section called the Funny Pages. There is really only one comic there, and it's called Building Stories, by Chris Ware, acclaimed cartoonist, editor of McSweeney's #13, and the genius behind Jimmy Corrigan and the Acme Novelty Library. And he's from the Windy City.
I love it! Great comics are back in the mainstream!