American Elf Tribute by Alison Bechdel. This ran in the letters section our local paper, Seven Days, after I brought my long running diary comic strip to an end. I was very flattered… I love her work, too!
Peter Katis of The Philistines Jr. wrote this song about me back in the 1980’s but he just recorded it recently (January 2013) as a tribute to the end of my long-running comic strip, American Elf. Listen. It’s amazing! (And the photo above is from one of our old shows… probably early 90s).
(Peter is a pretty famous producer now… Interpol, The National, etc.)
I’ve never drawn anything in my life (can you tell?) but James Kochalka is nothing if not an inspiration. Here’s my American Elf tribute comic (even though I already sent a message to Kochalka to tell him I couldn’t draw a tribute). I also don’t even have a scanner, this is just a picture of a piece of paper.
Here’s an American Elf tribute strip from Germany. I don’t know what the text means. And the cartoonist writes a little blog post about it here… basically he promises to try and meet or break my 14-year record.