American Elf: The Collected Sketchbook Diaries of James Kochalka. January 1, 2006 to December 31, 2007. Book three

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Top Shelf, 2008 - Comics & Graphic Novels - 192 pages
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Kochalka's diary strip has always been entertaining, but this might be the most action-packed volume of all. His neighbor's car gets firebombed, his little son Eli learns how to invent his own swears (like "pump duck"), and James gets a gun pointed at his face. Most dramatic of all, this volume introduces a new character - a new little baby Kochalka! This collection prints all the diary strips from 2006-2007 in gorgeous full-color, including numerous strips that never appeared online.

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Review: American Elf: The Collected Sketchbook Diaries, Vol. 4 (American Elf #4)

User Review  - Goodreads

As good as American Elf always is. James Kochalka has both matured and remained a child and this set of his diary comics wholly proves that. I'm going to need to go back and read these from the beginning at some point in time. I enjoy his artwork so much. Read full review

Review: American Elf: The Collected Sketchbook Diaries, Vol. 1 (American Elf #1)

User Review  - Dave Riley - Goodreads

If you want to have the pants charmed off you American Elf has that on offer. It may be the case that nothing really happens day in day out in these sketchbook diaries but celebrating the mundane is ... Read full review

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About the author (2008)

James Kochalka is the first Cartoonist Laureate of Vermont. He's the author and illustrator of several popular children's book series, including Johnny Boo and Dragon Puncher. "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. Kochalka lives in Burlington, Vermont with his wife and two sons. Following a rich career in indie comics, "The Glorkian Warrior "is his first book with a traditional publisher.

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