Speaking of overlooked essays by great comic authors, Neil Gaiman’s essay easter-egg in SimCity 2000 is absolutely marvelous:

Occasionally I idle time away by wondering what cities would be like, were they people. Manhattan is, in my head, fast-talking, untrusting, well-dressed but unshaven. London is huge and confused. Paris is elegant and attractive, older than she looks. San Francisco is crazy, but harmless, and very friendly.