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July 5, 2005

Sketchbook Series Changing Formats


James Kochalka talks frankly about the sales woes that are leading to a format change on the print version of his on-line diaries, from two books of one year (Sketchbook Diaries) and five years (American Elf) to a single series of books spanning two years of the strip. It's worth noting that while the alt-comics has seen its fair share of hits in the latest bookstore and library-driven interest in comics, that this hasn't been something that's extended down to everyone working in the category, even in proportion to the big sellers. With Marvel and DC scrambling harder than ever to lock in as much market share as possible in their ppv-ready Dumbass Short-Term Goals Death Match, a lot of books are going to struggle that much more to find an audience.
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