Me and Sydney Lea (the poet laureate of vermont) discussing our collaboration, Vermont Double Laureate Team-up.

Me and Sydney Lea (the poet laureate of vermont) discussing our collaboration, Vermont Double Laureate Team-up.

I drew this in someone’s sketchbook at MoCCA

I drew this in someone’s sketchbook at MoCCA

I went to the Integrated Arts Academy (a public magnet school in Burlington, VT) to help with their unit on political cartooning.  Here I am excitedly talking about one of the students’ drawings on the white board.  And look… who’s that over on the right?  Why, it’s Johnny Boo and the Glorkian Warrior!

I went to the Integrated Arts Academy (a public magnet school in Burlington, VT) to help with their unit on political cartooning.  Here I am excitedly talking about one of the students’ drawings on the white board.  And look… who’s that over on the right?  Why, it’s Johnny Boo and the Glorkian Warrior!

3 mornings a week at the Integrated Arts Academy (when it’s warm enough) the kids run laps around the playground while waiting for school.  12 laps around the playground equals a mile.  They keep a tally of how many miles they’ve run, and get prizes for different milestones.  At the 25 mile mark, they get this cool Johnny Boo t-shirt!
Please click here to go vote for the school… if we get enough votes, the school could win $2500 for the running program.  You can vote once a day, up until Jan. 27.
It’s almost January 27!  Please go vote!

3 mornings a week at the Integrated Arts Academy (when it’s warm enough) the kids run laps around the playground while waiting for school.  12 laps around the playground equals a mile.  They keep a tally of how many miles they’ve run, and get prizes for different milestones.  At the 25 mile mark, they get this cool Johnny Boo t-shirt!

Please click here to go vote for the school… if we get enough votes, the school could win $2500 for the running program.  You can vote once a day, up until Jan. 27.

It’s almost January 27!  Please go vote!

(Source: kochalka)

It’s Squiggle, Plessie, and Johnny Boo!  From Super Mario 3D World for Wii U… which you should buy right away.  And follow me on the Miiverse.

It’s Squiggle, Plessie, and Johnny Boo!  From Super Mario 3D World for Wii U… which you should buy right away.  And follow me on the Miiverse.

evettemakesthings:

Check out this Glorkian Warrior I made. 

This is the best thing I’ve ever seen!

The Glorkian Warrior video game will hopefully be out around the same time as The Glorkian Warrior graphic novel.  That’s really soon!


The Glorkian Warrior Delivers a Pizza
James Kochalka. First Second, $17.99 (112p) ISBN 978-1-59643-917-7

Johnny Boo creator Kochalka introduces a three-eyed, three-toothed, pink alien who sets a new intergalactic bar for nincompoopery. In the course of 20 brief chapters, the Glorkian Warrior attempts to deliver a pizza—never mind that the phone call ordering it was a wrong number (luckily, he has a leftover peanut butter and clam pizza in the fridge). The plot is driven forward by the Glorkian Warrior’s banter with his yellow Super Backpack—“Well, here we go, I guess,” says the unenthusiastic backpack as they set out. “Our stupid destiny awaits!”—and their encounters with potential foes, who often aren’t what they seem. Kochalka sets the action against swirling purple skies and a rocky multicolor landscape, and his clean, emphatic cartooning gives every pratfall, explosion, and head-butt maximum impact. Eventually, the story meanders back to where it started, leading Super Backpack to wonder, “Does that mean this whole adventure was for nothing?” From a plot perspective, yes, but fans of Kochalka’s brand of absurdity (or who want to watch the Glorkian Warrior punch himself in the face a lot) will still have reason to tune in. Ages 5–9. (Mar.)

Publishers Weekly reviewed my upcoming book, The Glorkian Warrior Delivers a Pizza!

The Glorkian Warrior Delivers a Pizza

James Kochalka. First Second, $17.99 (112p) ISBN 978-1-59643-917-7

Johnny Boo creator Kochalka introduces a three-eyed, three-toothed, pink alien who sets a new intergalactic bar for nincompoopery. In the course of 20 brief chapters, the Glorkian Warrior attempts to deliver a pizza—never mind that the phone call ordering it was a wrong number (luckily, he has a leftover peanut butter and clam pizza in the fridge). The plot is driven forward by the Glorkian Warrior’s banter with his yellow Super Backpack—“Well, here we go, I guess,” says the unenthusiastic backpack as they set out. “Our stupid destiny awaits!”—and their encounters with potential foes, who often aren’t what they seem. Kochalka sets the action against swirling purple skies and a rocky multicolor landscape, and his clean, emphatic cartooning gives every pratfall, explosion, and head-butt maximum impact. Eventually, the story meanders back to where it started, leading Super Backpack to wonder, “Does that mean this whole adventure was for nothing?” From a plot perspective, yes, but fans of Kochalka’s brand of absurdity (or who want to watch the Glorkian Warrior punch himself in the face a lot) will still have reason to tune in. Ages 5–9. (Mar.)

Publishers Weekly reviewed my upcoming book, The Glorkian Warrior Delivers a Pizza!

deadlikedisco:

Newest addition to the comic book collection.

Cool.  This book is kind of a crazy train-wreck.  I guess that happens because I’m willing to take these stories wherever my mind wanders.  A hands-on editor probably would’ve never let this book get out without major revisions.  Thank heavens for the miracle of indy publishing, and thank Top Shelf.
Buy it on amazon, or your local bookstore.

deadlikedisco:

Newest addition to the comic book collection.

Cool.  This book is kind of a crazy train-wreck.  I guess that happens because I’m willing to take these stories wherever my mind wanders.  A hands-on editor probably would’ve never let this book get out without major revisions.  Thank heavens for the miracle of indy publishing, and thank Top Shelf.

Buy it on amazon, or your local bookstore.

3 mornings a week at the Integrated Arts Academy the kids run laps around the playground while waiting for school.  12 laps around the playground equals a mile.  They keep a tally of how many miles they’ve run, and get prizes for different milestones.  At the 25 mile mark, they get this cool Johnny Boo t-shirt!
Please click here to go vote for our school… if we get enough votes, the school could win $2500 for the running program.  You can vote once a day, up until Jan. 27.

3 mornings a week at the Integrated Arts Academy the kids run laps around the playground while waiting for school.  12 laps around the playground equals a mile.  They keep a tally of how many miles they’ve run, and get prizes for different milestones.  At the 25 mile mark, they get this cool Johnny Boo t-shirt!

Please click here to go vote for our school… if we get enough votes, the school could win $2500 for the running program.  You can vote once a day, up until Jan. 27.

Trying to come up with a title for Glorkian Warrior book 2.
Pre-order book one now.

Trying to come up with a title for Glorkian Warrior book 2.

Pre-order book one now.