Kelly Sue DeConnick (wife o' Matt Fraction), her college roommate recently bought some old schools in rural Kansas, and is in the process of turning them into artist and writer retreats.
Enjoy the solid, reassuring institutional architecture of the early 20th century amidst fresh air, breathtaking stars and moonlight, rolling hills, weather you can watch from miles away, and quiet you can actually hear.
Conveniently located at the corner of No and Where. Nary a McDonalds nor Starbucks as far as the eye can see, but still a comfy drive from civilization. 50 minutes to Lawrence, 35 to Topeka, and less than two hours to Kansas City.
This project could be very cool. I'd be interested in organizing a get-together or comic book creator's workshop/retreat, if other people wanted to join in. The wheels are turning. Hmmm...