Fantastic Butterflies is James's saddest and most touching comic yet. Just kidding. It's got time machines, Kung Fu fighting, and dance parties. How cancer robots, depressed doggies, and exploded testicles fit into this is anybody's guess.
Layered, comic and infused with exuberance, Kochalka's work creates a parallel universe that's larger than the human world but more familiar than fantasy.
Kochalka never lost his sense of wonder or spark of fun that so many adults seem to have stifled or extinguished. He's a fun creator and his works are lots of fun, too.
Jennifer M. Contino, Sequential Tart
James Kochalka is, without question, one of the most unique and prolific alternative cartoonists working in America today. His comics have been published internationally by almost every alternative comics publisher; he's recorded several music albums under the name James Kochalka Superstar (making him a favorite at college radio stations across the country); and he's developed animated cartoons for Nickelodeon and Cartoon Hangover.
Among his best known works are the Monkey vs Robot series, the superpowered frathouse comedy SuperF*ckers, the beloved Johnny Boo and Dragon Puncher series for children, and his magnum opus, the decade-plus span of daily diary comics known as American Elf. James lives in Burlington, Vermont with his wife Amy, their two sons, and their cats, all of whom appear frequently in his comics.