James Kochalka on Being Creative

I’m a cartoonist, musician, video game designeractor… and who knows what else.  I hope you find this useful or interesting.

ALL THE KIDS COMPLETELY SMITTEN
ALL THE KIDS COMPLETELY LOVIN’
ALL THE KIDS WANT TO BE BITTEN
BY RATS BY THE DOZEN!

Nice song to wake up to!  This is available on a vinyl double album now: Digital Elf and Kissers.  Also, HAPPY LABOR DAY everyone!!!!  I hope there’s no rats in the hotdogs you eat later.

(Source: mysteriorockanova)

Philistines Jr - Big Chief (Peel Session)

Not my band, but I wrote the part at the end of this song for them (back when I was 19 years old or something), starting at 2:34:

"The cannibal chief has a Rolls,
but he’s got no gas and no roads,
The cannibal chief has a Rolls,
but he’s got no gas and no where to go.
He’s got a headdress, and a slick machine”.

(Source: youtube.com)

Thinking carefully between songs, rubbing my lovely head for good luck.  From a solo James Kochalka Superstar show (no band) in Philadelphia.

Thinking carefully between songs, rubbing my lovely head for good luck.  From a solo James Kochalka Superstar show (no band) in Philadelphia.

James Kochalka Superstar at The Ramble.
James Kochalka Superstar… Performing on Mick Jagger’s birthday.

James Kochalka Superstar… Performing on Mick Jagger’s birthday.

James Kochalka Superstar performing at The Ramble.
James Kochalka Superstar is playing tonight at The Ramble in Burlington, VT.  There will be events all day, all over The Old North End of Burlington. For my event they’re blocking off the bottom of North Street.  It’s a free show.  Here’s the line-up for the Ramble Round-up, the final event of the day:

 1. Hip-Hop Dance Party with Lois Trombley 6 - 6:30 pm
 2. Bless the Child 6:30 - 7 pm
3. Brett Hughes 7 - 7:30 pm
4. Moustache Ride 7:30 - 8:00 pm
 5. James Kochalka Superstar 8 - 8:30 pm
 6. HUMANWINE & The Folks Below 8:30 - 9:30 pm

 7. Shotgun Kitchen 9:30 - 10 pm

James Kochalka Superstar is playing tonight at The Ramble in Burlington, VT.  There will be events all day, all over The Old North End of Burlington. For my event they’re blocking off the bottom of North Street.  It’s a free show.  Here’s the line-up for the Ramble Round-up, the final event of the day:

1. Hip-Hop Dance Party with Lois Trombley 6 - 6:30 pm

2. Bless the Child 6:30 - 7 pm

3. Brett Hughes 7 - 7:30 pm

4. Moustache Ride 7:30 - 8:00 pm

5. James Kochalka Superstar 8 - 8:30 pm

6. HUMANWINE & The Folks Below 8:30 - 9:30 pm

7. Shotgun Kitchen 9:30 - 10 pm

A college kid commissioned me to draw this for his school’s radio station back in 2007.  I’m not sure if I ever got paid, but I don’t think so.  So… here it is, tumblr!  Go download my awesome album.

A college kid commissioned me to draw this for his school’s radio station back in 2007.  I’m not sure if I ever got paid, but I don’t think so.  So… here it is, tumblr!  Go download my awesome album.

James Kochalka Superstar will be playing our annual rock show at Zeno Mountain Farm soon.  Here’s a diagram they sent us about how they expect it all to go down.

James Kochalka Superstar will be playing our annual rock show at Zeno Mountain Farm soon.  Here’s a diagram they sent us about how they expect it all to go down.