Firstly, here’s a little animated video which explains the Credit Crunch in terms that all of us can understand (it’s just over 11 minutes):

The Crisis of Credit Visualized from Jonathan Jarvis on Vimeo.

And secondly and more culturally, one of Alan Moore’s most acclaimed Swamp Thing stories, The Anatomy Lesson, is available as a free and entirely legit download from DC Comics if you click here. That should take you about ten minutes to read, and hopefully sheds some light on why he’s so respected as a writer (not to diminish the art by Steve Bissette and John Totleben, of course; they’re both perfectly suited to the material, with the layout and linework is, even twenty-odd years on, very impressive. Though for some reason, the colouring in this freebie version is rather heavy on the yellow, when Tatjana Wood’s original colours are more green-centric, for obvious reasons).

It’s just after 9am on Monday, but I’ve already given you pressies, you lucky folks. Let’s hope the rest of the week is this shiny and smiley, eh?