Der is an anthology featuring work by several comic artists living and working in the Champaign-Urbana area of Illinois (including yours truly!).  Compiled by Adam Fotos, the artist and writer behind the comic strip “Dragon and Goat,” Der attempts to address the question “are comics art?”  The book is available online for free as a pdf download, or if you’re the type who likes to support the arts, it can be purchased in paperback form for $29.13 (plus shipping).