Still alive, and I've done some work! And now I finally feel like posting it, so this is the first of several impending posts. While I was out I discovered David Petersen's Mouse Guard and fell in love with both the world scenario and the art—I've personally not seen anything like it in comics (in my limited experience. I was so captivated by it, that I thought, why not indulge in giving it a go myself?
Give the books a gander, and if you're one for tabletop role-playing games, maybe consider giving that a try too. :)