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.
SERIOUSLY though, all jokes aside, James Kochalka and American Elf was a big part of shaping webcomics, and of course, especially the diary comic. Kochalka, your comic was an inspiration to us all, and good luck with your future projects.