Man, is this ever exciting for me! I've been too busy to get to this the last few days, but just added to the Indie Island Guest List are two cartoonists who I'm still fairly new to, but CRAZY about already. Kevin Huizenga is the one of the most talked-about "indie" creators in comics, slowly building up an ouevre of incredibly acclaimed comics. Curses, which reprints stories from Drawn & Quarterly Showcase, Sparkplug's Orchid, Kramer's Ergot, and his own Or Else, is one of the smartest comic books I've ever read, period. Don't take my word for it, either--it was near the top of practically every critics' list, and was featured as one of Time's top 10 comics of the year in 2006. I was a little late in reading it, I guess. He's also the author of the Fantagraphics series Ganges, part of the "Ignatz" line: #2 comes out in March. I'd say more, but I'll be writing a more fleshed-out review later, so I'll save all the breathless stuff for there. Let's just say he'll make a great addition to an already amazing Indie Island!
I've read less of Dan Zettwoch's comics, but the two strips of his I've enjoyed most were his "Spirit Duplicator" (see below) in the most recent Comic Art, and the "Cross Fader" strip in the last Kramer's Ergot. Dan is one of those guys who make it look easy; although the more you look at this strips the more you realize how well-made they are. I look forward to more book length stuff from him, although I suspect his illustration work keeps him pretty busy. Dan also runs the USS Catastrophe minicomics website, although I believe it is closing/has closed its doors. But with any luck, he and Kevin will bring whatever they have left to the show!