Oliver & I just drew this card for one of Amy’s presents.  My snowman is holding his carrot nose.  
We always use left-over wrapping paper to draw the cards, and you can see it bleeding through to this side with the drawing.

Oliver & I just drew this card for one of Amy’s presents.  My snowman is holding his carrot nose.  

We always use left-over wrapping paper to draw the cards, and you can see it bleeding through to this side with the drawing.

Self-portrait in the American Elf style, with stairs from Legend of Zelda.  Drawn for the Nintendo Miiverse, NES REMIX.

Self-portrait in the American Elf style, with stairs from Legend of Zelda.  Drawn for the Nintendo Miiverse, NES REMIX.

Here’s some American Elf and SuperF*ckers fan art by NIKO on the Nintendo Miiverse.
Stay tuned to my tumblr for news of the new SuperF*ckers Christmas special, coming soon.

Here’s some American Elf and SuperF*ckers fan art by NIKO on the Nintendo Miiverse.

Stay tuned to my tumblr for news of the new SuperF*ckers Christmas special, coming soon.

All is revealed in The Cute Manifesto.

All is revealed in The Cute Manifesto.

Behold!  The painting of the Crystal Cat!
I’ll be putting new paintings up each day over at the Little Paintings section of American Elf, for a little while at least.  And there’s tons in the archives.

Behold!  The painting of the Crystal Cat!

I’ll be putting new paintings up each day over at the Little Paintings section of American Elf, for a little while at least.  And there’s tons in the archives.

Here’s a quick little illustration I did today for some local arts group.

Here’s a quick little illustration I did today for some local arts group.

jasonrbradshaw:

American Elf is my all time favorite comic strip.
I feel like this strip pretty much encapsulates what I adore about American Elf. The innocence combined with the raw honesty, and in that - the beauty - of life.
It had been a little while since I really read much of James Kochalka’s American Elf but I decided to pick up the tome that is book 4 a couple of days ago and have been devouring at every opportunity I can find. In reading this, I’m reminded just how much of an influence James Kochalka had on my comics at the beginning of my career making comics. I even did an entire issue of Boredom Pays (number three) in Kochalka’s diary comic format.
I’ve been working away on a book of the best Boredom Pays comics I’ve done over the past five years. Initially, I had left the entire Kochalka inspired issue out of the collection. Now, with this fresh on my mind, I’m heavily reconsidering that decision.
You should go read it, if you’re not already familiar with it. It’s all online for free right here: http://www.americanelf.com/

Sure, you can read it online for free… but why do that when you can own a giant book!  :)
Books.  The best way to read.

jasonrbradshaw:

American Elf is my all time favorite comic strip.

I feel like this strip pretty much encapsulates what I adore about American Elf. The innocence combined with the raw honesty, and in that - the beauty - of life.

It had been a little while since I really read much of James Kochalka’s American Elf but I decided to pick up the tome that is book 4 a couple of days ago and have been devouring at every opportunity I can find. In reading this, I’m reminded just how much of an influence James Kochalka had on my comics at the beginning of my career making comics. I even did an entire issue of Boredom Pays (number three) in Kochalka’s diary comic format.

I’ve been working away on a book of the best Boredom Pays comics I’ve done over the past five years. Initially, I had left the entire Kochalka inspired issue out of the collection. Now, with this fresh on my mind, I’m heavily reconsidering that decision.

You should go read it, if you’re not already familiar with it. It’s all online for free right here: http://www.americanelf.com/

Sure, you can read it online for free… but why do that when you can own a giant book!  :)

Books.  The best way to read.

ravioliandgiles:

Being on call looks like this. American Elf all day.

Cool!  
Folks can buy this book here.

ravioliandgiles:

Being on call looks like this. American Elf all day.

Cool!  

Folks can buy this book here.

timecowboy:

You should read American Elf by James Kochalka too, it’s a real adventure. It’s also one of the reasons i started this whole thing. 

Great American Elf tribute!  And thanks for reading, and liking, my strip.

timecowboy:

You should read American Elf by James Kochalka too, it’s a real adventure. It’s also one of the reasons i started this whole thing. 

Great American Elf tribute!  And thanks for reading, and liking, my strip.

birdcagebottombooks:

New in the Birdcage Bottom Books shop:

James Kochalka’s “Fantastic Butterflies”

A daring combination of autobiography and science fiction.  Kochalka’s proto-american-elf alter-ego wanders drunkenly through a hallucinogenic nightmare world of Cancer Robots, softball showdowns, dance parties, barbecues, public time machines, testicular injury, and cake-baking kung-fu cuties!  Long out-of-print, but we still have a secret stash!

Published by Highwater Books/Alternative Comics.

8″ x 8″, 176 pages. $15
Full-color cover with b&w interior