Alternative comics mainstay, Dan Clowes, is releasing a new graphic novel called Ice Haven. As far as I can tell, the "novella" is just the collection of Clowes' "Ice Haven" strips from Eightball. The story is good ... just not as good as, say, David Boring or Ghost World. Pre-order the comic at Amazon.com.
It's been a long time since I last read a Clowes comic ...
Also ... Art School Confidential, the second film that Clowes has made (this one is directed by T. Zwigoff again, but stars John Malkovich), is due out later this year. It looks like it could be on par with Ghost World, so I'm looking forward to seeing it.