American Elf Volume 4: The Collected Sketchbook Diaries of James Kochalka
Product Review (submitted on February 13, 2013):
I'm not putting this on my year's best list just because James quit drawing his diary comics this year. I have always eagerly looked forward to his diary collections, and I'm crushed that there may be no more. His bold brushwork that simplifies everything down to its essentials has had a tremendous influence on me, but his ability to make the seemingly insignificant moments in a day compelling is even more impressive.