This was a great looking project but not a
commercial success. The tabloid size made it unwieldly and hard
to sell. The first issue was offered signed and numbered by each
artist. According to Bob Beerbohm "There were two issues of
Sojourn which Joe published way back when, when the DM was still
young. It's unwieldy size and tendency to fall over on the racks
made it unpopular with those trying to sell it to the public.
Joe was beseeched upon to make it magazine size like Barry Smith
was with Story Teller a few years back - both of whom would not
listen. Orders dried up, the zines went away - caught in the
desire of the artist person to see his work closer in size to
the original art, but not suitable to display for sale" Many
copies are signed but not numbered and according to Bob Bailey,
a former student, the numbering was considered to have been too
much of a chore but promised signatures were delivered to
The book bigger than the standard treasury comic, but it's not
stapled, making it almost impossible to hold together and read
without pages spilling all over the place.
Also, the stories are printed in order of the binding, so
instead of having one centerfold in the middle of the book, you
have a series of separate four page sheets, and to make matters
even worse, the stories don't follow the order listed on the
Table of Contents, which comes on page eight.