"James Kochalka is an adorable spazz" - marinaomi (on intsagram).
I’m adorable!  I’m adorable!  She said I’m adorable!  (I should probably use that quote on a future book jacket.)  I’m so glad it was “adorable” and not “unbearable”.
ProTip:  Fungus: the Unbearable Rot of Being makes for excellent theatre when read aloud with a friend, and becomes doubly hilarious.

"James Kochalka is an adorable spazz" - marinaomi (on intsagram).

I’m adorable!  I’m adorable!  She said I’m adorable!  (I should probably use that quote on a future book jacket.)  I’m so glad it was “adorable” and not “unbearable”.

ProTip:  Fungus: the Unbearable Rot of Being makes for excellent theatre when read aloud with a friend, and becomes doubly hilarious.

Here’s my haul from SPX.  It might look like a lot, but it’s not even half as much as I probably should have picked up.
The only one I’ve read so far was Astral Birth Canal, which was really good.  I was going to read more on the plane but then I fell asleep.  Really pumped for Fight Frogs and Copra and New Comics Four and Bug Boys especially, but also everything else too.  
I was able to bring home a copy of my own book FUNGUS, but Johnny Boo Zooms to the Moon totally sold out so I couldn’t even grab a copy for myself.  (It wasn’t actually possible to sell out of FUNGUS because we had the entire print run with us thanks to Big Planet Comics being nearby.)
It was so fun premiering two brand new books at the same time.  Lots of kids picked up Johnny Boo, lots of grown-ups bought Fungus.  (And plenty of grown-ups bought both, actually!)

Here’s my haul from SPX.  It might look like a lot, but it’s not even half as much as I probably should have picked up.

The only one I’ve read so far was Astral Birth Canal, which was really good.  I was going to read more on the plane but then I fell asleep.  Really pumped for Fight Frogs and Copra and New Comics Four and Bug Boys especially, but also everything else too.  

I was able to bring home a copy of my own book FUNGUS, but Johnny Boo Zooms to the Moon totally sold out so I couldn’t even grab a copy for myself.  (It wasn’t actually possible to sell out of FUNGUS because we had the entire print run with us thanks to Big Planet Comics being nearby.)

It was so fun premiering two brand new books at the same time.  Lots of kids picked up Johnny Boo, lots of grown-ups bought Fungus.  (And plenty of grown-ups bought both, actually!)

When asked to sketch in someone’s convention sketchbook, I sometimes like to make an addition to another artist’s earlier sketch.  This weekend at SPX I drew one of my FUNGUS dudes onto a sketch by Farel Dalrymple.

When asked to sketch in someone’s convention sketchbook, I sometimes like to make an addition to another artist’s earlier sketch.  This weekend at SPX I drew one of my FUNGUS dudes onto a sketch by Farel Dalrymple.

This guy gave a donut at SPX in trade for a Fungus sketch.  I think it was this guy.

This guy gave a donut at SPX in trade for a Fungus sketch.  I think it was this guy.

(Source: pen-monkey)

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Here’s a beet juice painting of one of my Fungus guys.  I boiled the beet juice down a little too thick, so it got pretty syrupy.  It took about a week to dry because of all the sugar, I think.

Here’s a beet juice painting of one of my Fungus guys.  I boiled the beet juice down a little too thick, so it got pretty syrupy.  It took about a week to dry because of all the sugar, I think.

Not one but TWO brand new Kochalka Quality books are premiering at SPX this weekend.  Johnny Boo Zooms to the Moon and Fungus: The Unbearable Rot of Being, each awesome in their own dumb way.

Launch party on Friday for Fungus: The Unbearable Rot of Being.

Launch party on Friday for Fungus: The Unbearable Rot of Being.

Fungus has arrived at Big Planet Comics hot from the printer, ready for the release party and SPX.

Fungus has arrived at Big Planet Comics hot from the printer, ready for the release party and SPX.

Come see me at Big Planet Comics, the night before SPX.  I’ll be reading from my new book, and also maybe drawing, talking, answering questions, kicking ass.  Whatever you want, man.

Come see me at Big Planet Comics, the night before SPX.  I’ll be reading from my new book, and also maybe drawing, talking, answering questions, kicking ass.  Whatever you want, man.

I did this very small sketch of one of the characters from FUNGUS, and colored it with the sap of a plant growing in my back yard.  I like to do at least one sap drawing each summer.  Pre-orders are available for FUNGUS: The Unbearable Rot of Being from Retrofit comics, shipping super soon… it’s at the printer right now.

I did this very small sketch of one of the characters from FUNGUS, and colored it with the sap of a plant growing in my back yard.  I like to do at least one sap drawing each summer.  Pre-orders are available for FUNGUS: The Unbearable Rot of Being from Retrofit comics, shipping super soon… it’s at the printer right now.