KIlban is kind of a cartoonists cartoonist. Every 'toonist I've met loves him way out of proportion to his status in the world as "cat picture guy". There's a great print of his "Hey outta way bub, a cartoonist is walking here!" panel up in the New Yorker Cartoon Dept waiting room/storage closet.
I'm sitting in an airport bar in Portland, ME waiting for a delayed flight and sipping a Shipyard Old Thumper. The bartender just said "last call," but we can't go home and have no choice but to stay here. I bet purgatory is like this.