floofyslandofwonder:

MoCCA Fest was amazing. I’m so glad I got to meet and hang out with so many wonderful people who share the same ridiculous passion of drawing little pictures in boxes. Here’s a jam comic I did with James Kochalka.

While at MoCCA, on my Glorkian Warrior book tour, I drew an American Elf strip in this young woman’s sketchbook.  (She drew herself.)

floofyslandofwonder:

MoCCA Fest was amazing. I’m so glad I got to meet and hang out with so many wonderful people who share the same ridiculous passion of drawing little pictures in boxes. Here’s a jam comic I did with James Kochalka.

While at MoCCA, on my Glorkian Warrior book tour, I drew an American Elf strip in this young woman’s sketchbook.  (She drew herself.)

inkdick365:

#052 RIP Spandy
Journal comics are magical things. You get to know the artist and their life and the people/animals in it so well that when something like this happens, it can hit pretty hard as if it’s happening to you.
Godzuki and Gelyte are pushing around 17 years or so now. I hope they have a few more good years left in ‘em.

inkdick365:

#052 RIP Spandy

Journal comics are magical things. You get to know the artist and their life and the people/animals in it so well that when something like this happens, it can hit pretty hard as if it’s happening to you.

Godzuki and Gelyte are pushing around 17 years or so now. I hope they have a few more good years left in ‘em.

floofyslandofwonder:

gee what a great time. got up at 7, pretty damn doubtful I would make it through the day. volunteering made me wake up a bit, and then that’s when I met some of my comics heroes. chatted with James Kochalka and even did a comic jam with him! met Art Spiegelman briefly while serving desserts in the…

You’ve got to scan and post the American Elf comic we drew together! :)
"A silly man’s life doesn’t have any less meaning than a serious man’s life. Both have the same struggles, the same sorts of hurdles to overcome, the same sorts joys and failures and triumphs."

— Quoting myself.  The newspaper Seven Days wrote an article about my letter to my teenage self.

Flowers for Spandy.  My cat passed away.

Flowers for Spandy.  My cat passed away.

Sweet Spandy, we love you.

Sweet Spandy, we love you.

My best bud & bandmate has started drawing comics again!  Follow him on tumblr!  (Jason was the inspiration for the dog Jason X-12 in American Elf and my various graphic novels).

My best bud & bandmate has started drawing comics again!  Follow him on tumblr!  (Jason was the inspiration for the dog Jason X-12 in American Elf and my various graphic novels).

(Source: idiotparachute)

Now don’t get too excited… because I’m not about to revive the strip.  But I just drew an American Elf on my ipad, using an app called Adobe Ideas.

Now don’t get too excited… because I’m not about to revive the strip.  But I just drew an American Elf on my ipad, using an app called Adobe Ideas.

One year ago today I drew the last American Elf strip.  I am still recovering.
Drawing American Elf for 14+ years was monumentally difficult.  I understand that many readers hold it very dear… and I will say that drawing the strip often really was a beautiful experience.  But it was also traumatic for me in some ways.
I feel like I came out the other end quite battered and bruised, but with a masterpiece I should be proud of.  I say “should” because sometimes it’s hard.
Thanks for reading.  And Happy New Year!  Here’s to the future!  Comics, comics, comics, and life!!!!

One year ago today I drew the last American Elf strip.  I am still recovering.

Drawing American Elf for 14+ years was monumentally difficult.  I understand that many readers hold it very dear… and I will say that drawing the strip often really was a beautiful experience.  But it was also traumatic for me in some ways.

I feel like I came out the other end quite battered and bruised, but with a masterpiece I should be proud of.  I say “should” because sometimes it’s hard.

Thanks for reading.  And Happy New Year!  Here’s to the future!  Comics, comics, comics, and life!!!!

heyitsmarcmakescomics:

Pancakes coffee and American Elf

Everyone needs pancakes, coffee, and American Elf.

heyitsmarcmakescomics:

Pancakes coffee and American Elf

Everyone needs pancakes, coffee, and American Elf.