Comic Artist James Kochalka Heads to Mars and Beyo Wired

James Kochalka is a bit of a nerd wizard.
He’s a renowned comic book artist with a daily strip and several graphic novels to his name, and he’s almost finished designing his first videogame. He’s also a songwriter and musician who fronts his own rock band, called James Kochalka Superstar.
Now, the Vermont native can add another gold star to his resume: science fiction film actor.
Kochalka plays a supporting role in the new film Mars, an animated feature centering on a love story between two astronauts aboard the first manned mission to the red planet. Kochalka saw Mars for the first time here at the South by Southwest Film Conference and Festival, where it had its world premiere last week.