Local political cartoonist (and Mercury contributor/pal) Matt Bors is painfully close to his stretch goal of $30,000, to raise money for an upcoming collection of comics and essays Life Begins at Incorporation. If you're a fan of Bors' work, you can pre-order a copy of the book on Kickstarter for $25. And you should! I'm still trying to wrap my head around the new Kickstarter publishing paradigm of purchasing books before I've seen them, but it's a great way to support independent writers and creators, and Bors is a smart, talented cartoonist who deserves to make a living off his work.