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.
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.