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November 2, 2004

Achewood and Checker Part Ways

The on-line strip Achewood, popular among readers of web cartoons and alternative comics fans, has announced a parting of the ways with Checker Book Publishing Group, the aggressive niche publisher of strip and superhero comics. In a press release on his site, Chris Onstad cites "differences of opinion over the project's creative direction" and says the split was amicable. As of early morning November 2, Checker still had both books available for order.

Onstad and Checker inked a two-volume book deal in July. The first book was scheduled to appear this month and seemed to be on time from a production standpoint.

The well-received Achewood self-published volumes remain available through Onstad. Due to the strip's continued popularity on-line, the announcement of another print deal seems likely.

Thanks to tipster Dirk Deppey
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