James Kochalka is the first Cartoonist Laureate of Vermont. That's kind of like being the state flower, but even better! He's the author and illustrator of several popular children's book series, including Johnny Boo, Dragon Puncher, and The Glorkian Warrior. Dragon Puncher Island won an Eisner award in 2012 for "Best Publication for Early Readers", but he's also won the Harvey award and four Ignatz awards for his books for adults.
American Elf 2002by James Kochalka
"Welcome to the digital edition of James Kochalka's award-winning, influential, and totally addictive autobiography, AMERICAN ELF! It's a simple idea -- every day, James draws a comic strip capturing a moment from his life-but gathered all together, these moments take on rich new meanings. Both silly and profound, AMERICAN ELF is a portrait of human life lived to the fullest, infused with the trademark passion and magic of Vermont's Cartoonist Laureate.
In 2002, James gets a cute little fever, starts to go bald, jams with Eddie Campbell, launches AmericanElf.com, goes skinny-dipping at Comic-Con, buys a house, and finally decides to have a baby."
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