As reported earlier this month, writer/artist James Kochalka is ending American Elf, his daily four-panel "sketchbook diary" comic, after a 14 year run. With 2012 winding down, we thought it best that ComicsAlliance's last post of the year showcase the final installment of this fun, compelling, and often thought provoking series. You can see the full comic after the cut.

Thanks for all of it, Mr. Kochalka. It's been a great ride.

And on behalf of everyone at ComicsAlliance, I'd like to wish all of our readers a safe and happy new year!

More From ComicsAlliance