Latest updates from National Book Award finalist Jarrett J. Krosoczka

Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Etsy Art Commissions

Ahead of the holiday season, I have replenished my Etsy Shop! Commissions of kids and pets...AND characters from my books. 

https://www.etsy.com/shop/StudioJJKShop




Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Comics Classes for Early 2021

I have been having an absolute blast with my weekly art courses.
They are a highlight of my week! They very much remind me of the 
classes that I took as a young artist—an opportunity to commune 
with like-minded peers, hone craft, and learn from one another! 
I am releasing the schedule for my early 2021 classes now in the event
that experiential gift-giving is of interest for the holiday season.
                    —JJK







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Weekly one-hour meetings and tutorials from New York Times-bestselling author Jarrett J. Krosoczka! This program will run for eight sessions, PLUS students will upload their comics and work to a Google Classroom in-between meetings so that Jarrett and peers can offer encouragement!

In this course, Jarrett builds community amongst cartoonist peers, gives weekly lessons, and assigns work that builds on itself to lead students to understand the creative process of writing and illustrating their own graphic novels.

These classes happen over Zoom Webinar. Students may elect to participate in a number of ways including voice only, voice and camera, the chat function, the Q&A portal, polls, and uploading work via Google Classroom. It is 100% up to their comfort level. Each course is limited to twenty students.



For 7-12 year-olds who
are new to the class!

REGISTER:

Only 8 spots left!

Class starting on January 11th, 5 PM section
This section is at capacity.

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For 7-12 year-old cartoonists
who are returning!

REGISTER:


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For teens (new or returning) who want 
to sharpen their graphic novel skills!

REGISTER:
Only 14 spots left!




For adults who want to make
their own comics or
understand the format better!


REGISTER:
Only 13 spots left!




"My son created a portfolio of pages and pages of drawings that clearly demonstrated his progress and passion for art. He is now a budding cartoonist with a new interest to occupy his time at home." 
—Michelle, parent in Massachusetts 


"It was really nice to be able to get advice straight from someone who's been doing this for so long - there were a lot of small throw-outs that we got from this that wouldn't be in something like a book; they have to come from someone who's been doing this for years."
—Parent


"Since the lockdown began, and my children’s world abruptly contracted, new role models emerged and filled the gaps. Jarrett Krosoczka is one of those creative heroes that we have relied on to get us through this time." 
— Chelsea, parent in Massachusetts





Thursday, September 17, 2020

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Sunshine

Fall 2021
YA Graphic Memoir
Scholastic Graphix

Origin Stories w JJK: a new web show

 


The first episode of Origin Stories w JJK will premiere on Thursday evening.
Raina Telgemeier's Comics
will be my first guest!
From PW:
Krosoczka decided on a 10-episode series, featuring artists like Raina Telgemeier, Jerry Craft, Raúl the Third, Gene Luen Yang, Mike Curato, Lucy Knisley, Maia Kobabe, Ngozi Ukazu, and Robin Ha, with each episode including a roughly 20-minute interview, then a 10-minute readers’ theater featuring the guest’s work. “This is longform, somewhere between Jimmy Fallon and Terry Gross,” Krosoczka said.



Tuesday, September 15, 2020

After-school Clubs

 We are excited to offer a weekly comics clubs for kids and young adults!




Weekly fifty-minute meetings and tutorials from New York Times-bestselling author Jarrett J. Krosoczka! This program will run for eight sessions PLUS students will upload their comics and work to a Google Classroom in-between meetings so that Jarrett and peers can offer encouragement!

Thursday, September 10, 2020

USA Today + No Kid Hungry

I am thrilled to be joining USA Today on September 17th for a LIVE storytelling event to benefit No Kid Hungry. Learn how you can be in the virtual audience for this special event by clicking here!


Krosoczka will share his personal story with a national audience at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT Sept. 17 as part of the Storytellers Project’s virtual show, “School Stories,” a benefit for No Kid Hungry. The Storytellers Project, part of the USA TODAY Network, produces shows in 20 cities across the United States, but pivoted to virtual shows in April because of stay-at-home orders.

Because of the pandemic, this year, one in four students are expected to face food insecurity, up from one in seven last year, according to No Kid Hungry. 



Tuesday, June 23, 2020

JJK's Creative Camp -- more dates added!

We had so much fun at today's creative camp over Zoom, that I have added sessions through the end of July! These are week-long sessions, cap at 50 participants, and are best for kids 8-12. (But don't fret if you'd like to sign up a young artist that is slightly younger or slightly older!) We also designated the July 13th week to be for 13-16-year-old creatives.




July6 - July 10, 1 pm ET
FOR 8-12 YEAR-OLDS


July 13-17, 4 pm ET 

FOR 13-16 YEAR-OLDS
https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_kA4lXHHKTmKDHAv5D3vTIw

July 20-24, 4 pm ET
NEXT STEPS FOR 8-12 YEAR-OLDS (this is a continuation for campers)
https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_JlPvRBHoQVGz1sFcL0LI4w

July 27-31, 4 pm ET
FOR 8-12 YEAR-OLDS

https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_flCO4Y9tRk2F52KyjYRppQ





Wednesday, May 27, 2020

JJK's Creative Camp and Zoom Visits



I am excited to announce my new digital initiatives via Zoom! If you are a library, book club, or group that would like to host, please contact christie@authorsunbound.com. If you would like to register your own kiddo or yourself into a pre-planned event that I am running, please see the info below!
JJK's Creative Camp for 8-12 YOs (smaller roster—50 attendees) June 22-26 at 1 PM ET https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_on8Ox8QnQgi7hKEHIt-wsQ

HEY, KIDDO Book Club (teens and adults) June 23rd at 7 PM ET https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Hiq-DAT4TB6goc8FscisMg

Picture Books for Grown-Ups with JJK June 30th at 7PM ET https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_-U3ZSyp6RAm-z2QN-N2nMw



Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Draw Every Day with JJK

As we find ourselves social distancing and learning from home, I am producing video content every single weekday for artists young and older than young. Draw Every Day with JJK will webcast at 2 pm ET on weekdays. Each lesson will build on one another, with each week having a set of lessons that can be viewed via dedicated playlists on my YouTube channel. So if you can't use in every weekday, you will have nearly two hours of educational and entertaining content to enjoy every weekend!




The above is a playlist of every single episode. You may find a dedicated page on my website here. Grown ups, there, you will also find information on how you can submit artwork to be featured in a future webcast. Thank you! And draw every day!