James Kochalka is an absolutely brilliant artist. I’ve been reading his work for years having been introduced to it via his online daily diary strip, American Elf, (which he unfortunately discontinued after 31 December 2011) where he recorded his day-to-day existence in one to four panels, drawing himself and his wife Amy with elf-ears. He’s written and performed some amazing music with his band James Kochalka Superstar and as a solo artist, releasing several records, but my favourite is his record, Spread Your Evil Wings And Fly, which contains some really great pop songs like “Britney’s Silver Can” (the chorus of which is simply “Justin Timberlake” over and over), Why Is The Sky Blue? and the title track.
He’s also a really prolific artist who has written and drawn numerous other comics besides American Elf like Pinky & Stinky, a comedy about two spacefaring pigs, Monkey Vs Robot, a silent deathmatch style comic between a...
James Kochalka has always had a penchant for the outright silly. If nothing else his Johnny Boo series of books have said as much. He’s not afraid to go for the obvious gag, but at the same time his sheer willingness to get ridiculous sort of becomes his strength. I picked up "The Glorkian Warrior Delivers a Pizza" uncertain if it would be honestly funny or just trying too hard, and you know what? There was more than one time I thought this book was actually, honestly really funny. It’s the kind of funny best appreciated by younger kids too. Your Captain Underpants / June B. Jones crowd. Humor is, admittedly, so completely subjective that adults have a hard time remembering what it’s like to be a kid and to find just the most ridiculous thing in a story freakin’ hilarious. But reading about “The Glorkian Warrior” I couldn’t help but feel like this was one book where Kochalka really put his finger down firmly on the pulse of...
I picked this up for my 6 year old son based off of a positive review from BoingBoing.
He wasn't interested at first (he's just starting to read on his own, a little bit) and needed some coaxing. But once I explained to him that it's supposed to be a pretty silly book and easy to read and another comic book (he's read one or two other easy ones), he reluctantly decided to start reading it.
That took about a chapter and a half of begrudging reading until he was hooked, and now he's just devouring it, plus pausing periodically to tell me the funny lines in it.
Really big hit with him. Definitely recommended.
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