Here’s a cute painting of my wife Amy, that I did back when we were both in our twenties (I think).
This is the first thing people see when they walk into our house. It’s been there a long time though, it might be time to swap it out for something else. We’ve lived with it for so long we kind of don’t even see it anymore. It really does get hilarious reactions out of visitors, though.
American Elf is a strip by Vermont cartoonist laureate James Kochalka. The strip is a sort of daily diary of Kochalka’s life, and in my head it was funny to ignore that fact and treat it as if it were a totally fictional strip and offer some advice on how to make it better, an idea inspired by some of the more mundanestrips…
I envisioned starting a blog where I would write up, scan and post my ideas for James to peruse, but I worried that it would be taken too seriously and offend more than it was intended to (as is the case with most of the jokes I make), so I slept on it. However, American Elf is over (although James is still very active), so why not share it? Maybe James will become inspired to resurrect the strip.
I have two comics in Alternative Comics #4. One short comic (with my American Elf dudes) and one long comic (with my Fungus dudes). You can buy it for KINDLE, or find it in your local comics shop I think.