And, speaking of cartoonists with strong work ethics, it would be impossible to pass over the Portland, Oregon-based indie-comics powerhouse, Jesse Reklaw. In addition to his long-running (now well into its second decade) independent newsweekly strip, Slow Wave, Reklaw regularly produces award-winning mini-comics (check out his now out-of-print classic, "Thirteen Cats of My Childhood" in the 2006 Best American Comics, and is a founder and co-manager of the invaluable Global Hobo Distribution. And, as if that weren't already enough, he has endeavored to provide his readership with an intensely (some might say obsessively) detailed comics diary accounting of a year in the life of a cartoonist: Jesse Reklaw, from 17 September 2008 to 16 September 2009. Many Copacetic regulars have already come across the mini-comics that collected this diary in two-month installments, but now one and all have the opportunity to sit down with this chunky tome and plow through the year in its entirety – along with an all-new five-page introduction and five-page epilog. This is a real "page-turner," from its Boggle™-inspired title page through to the final "make your own list" closing page. And, for any crazed comics completists among Copacetic customers, we feel compelled to point out that approximately a dozen of the 365 strips that make up this volume are by (fellow Portland, OR) guest cartoonists, including Andrice Arp, Theo Ellsworth, Sarah Oleksyk, Dylan WIlliams, Clutch McBastard, Aron Nels Steinke and others – and there's even a couple "comic con jam" strips involving way too many cartoonists to mention. Another fine, hard-to-pass-up Reklaw value, we'd say.