After they cut a four inch hole in your side, rearrange your guts and send you home the same day, the sweet nurse who swears "you'll be up and a bout in two days" is a lying whore.
Sorry, that's the percoset talking. Anyway, I'll be off another day or two, then address the manager vs, agent question, some rewrite advice, and hopefully have some cool comic news for you.
In the meantime, peruse the links. Check out Latigo Flint in particular, all his archives. Genius-ity.