I like all dogs, but I'm really only interested in painting your pug. I've opened an Etsy shop called "Pugs by JJK" for the summer. https://www.etsy.com/shop/pugsbyjjk
Saturday, July 12, 2014
Earlier this week I had the great privilege of speaking at TED@NYC. (More than a thousand people applied, but only a little over twenty people were invited to speak.) All of the speakers were so incredibly inspiring, and I feel so fortunate to have met them. Some of the talks may go on to TED.com, other talks will land the speakers an invite to the big TED conference. It would be amazing if my talk on School Lunch Hero Day made it to TED.com so more people could hear my talk on gratitude. For the time being, I have no idea what the future will hold! But for now, you can read a recap of the evening on the TED blog here: http://blog.ted.com/2014/07/09/ted_at_nyc_2014/ .
Interesting fact: at TED@NYC each speaker was given a time cap for their talk that was, on average, five minutes. If you're wondering if that was a challenge, the answer would be yes. But it really helped me focus my message!
You can find some great photos here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/tedconference/sets/72157645630440234/!
|Photo from TED@NYC Talent Search, July 8, 2014, Joe's Pub, New York, NY. Photo: Ryan Lash/TED https://www.flickr.com/photos/tedconference/14649792763/in/set-72157645630440234/|
Friday, June 27, 2014
Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Looking for a great list of kids' comics, approved by kids themselves? Check out who won the Kids' Comics Revolution Awards! I'm honored that Lunch Lady made the cut! http://comicsaregreat.com/kcrawards_winners
Monday, June 23, 2014
I've known Mark Lynch since I was 14, when he was my teacher at the Worcester Art Museum. He's also had me on his radio show every year since 2001. Not many people know me as well as this guy. He had me by the WICN studios to record an episode of Inquiry. And you can listen to it here:
Sunday, June 22, 2014
This is where you'll find me on Saturday, June 28th:
- 7:00—9:00AM, HarperCollins Breakfast
- 10:00—11:00AM, Random House Signing
- 11:30AM—12:00PM, HarperCollins Signing
- 4:00—5:00PM, Random House, Comic Squad Signing
I'll also be at the Newbery/Caldecott banquet, so I'll look forward to seeing you at those festivities on Sunday as well!
Tuesday, June 10, 2014
I had a ridiculously awesome time recording the voice tracks for the animated Peanut Butter and Jellyfish today at Weston Woods! We spent time dissecting the psychologies of seahorses and jellyfish, and really went for it with Crabby's insults. Can't wait for you to see this in spring of 2015!
I also recorded some improvised lines for Crabby to be animated over the end credits. Check out an excerpt of the shenanigan's in Weston Woods' Facebook post!
Sunday, June 01, 2014
I'm so thrilled to be traveling to Washington, D.C. on Thursday for a special symposium at the Library of Congress.
Here is the info from the LOC website:
A Symposium on the Reluctant Reader with authors Jarrett J. Krosoczka and Stephan Pastis, and pediatrician Trude Haecker and school psychologist Claire Agar
Thursday, June 5, 10 a.m. – noon
Mumford Room, sixth floor, Madison Building
Library of Congress
Open to the public but reservations required at email@example.com
See you there!
I hope to see Boston-area folks at the launch event for Platypus Police Squad: The Ostrich Conspiracy this Wednesday! https://t.co/nRQxJi0SNN
4 PM at the Cambridge Public Library in the Curious George Room!
Saturday, May 31, 2014
It has come to that time for our family to move into a bigger house as our family grows. (No, no third kid just yet...) So...looking to move to Northampton, MA? Want to buy our house?
It won't be on the market until June 10th, but if you want to make a jump on it, our realtor is Craig Della Penna and he is at 413-575-2277.
We did everything to update this turn-of-the-century house to make it our home. We maintained all of the integrity of the original hard-wood detailing and floors, and updated electricity, plumbing, renovated the bathroom and kitchen to bring them to modern tastes and standards. Tile floors, granite countertops, stainless steel appliances—all top-notch. Also, we brought electricity, cable, telephone and the gas line to a one-car garage and transformed it into a working artist's studio/home office.
3 bedrooms, 1 & 1/2 baths. We fenced in the large yard, added a storage shed. We are a 1/3 mile walk to downtown Florence (Miss Florence Diner!) and a 1/3 mile walk to Look Park. We're around the corner from the bike path. We're going to miss this place!
(And to our local pals, we are looking to love locally, you aren't getting rid of us!)
Also—two lavishly painted murals by yours truly in two of the bedrooms!
There will be more photos of the interior soon, but in the meantime, this is the exterior.
(This photo is for potential buyers, not potential stalkers. So potential stalkers, please look away...)
Wednesday, May 21, 2014
Here is the book trailer for the new comics anthology that I edited with Jenni Holm and Matt Holm. We couldn't be prouder of this line up!
On bookshelves July 8th!