Magic Boy & The Robot Elf - James Kochalka

I never know what to think of Kochalka's work. The drawings and ideas seem so whimsical that I always think it is going to be fun and lighthearted, but often it takes a rather dark turn. There's a cat but it's an alien and there is an old man/boy and he gets usurped by his robot invention and there's a love interest and a hint of incest. I just don't know what to think.