Thursday, February 28, 2008

PF vans by kids

Kids design the coolest Punk Farm vans.

Do you know anyone who drew any Punk Farm vans? I would love to see them! I receive mail at:

Jarrett Krosoczka
PO Box 60155
Florence, MA 01062

Rock n Romp ROCKED

Studio JJK is all about deadlines these days, BUT - I wanted to write a quick write up on how AWESOME Rock n Romp was last Sunday. Never did I ever think I would see my name on the bill outside of a bar.

It was a great day filled with cool kids who had cool parents. To read a more detailed account of the day (and from a parent's perspective), check out what Scurvyann had to say here. And since I didn't have a camera (above pic was taken with my phone), I did a search on Flickr to see if anyone posted any pictures of the RnR and sure enough - someone did.
If you have a Rock n Romp near you, GO! I can't wait to get to more of them.

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Parade o' Slugs

This picture just came in from a Kindergarten class in Boston. They chose Slug to be their theme for their school's character parade.

How cool is this?! Big ups to all my slugs...

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Hey Boston - THIS SUNDAY - Come out and Rock and Romp

This Sunday, come out and Rock and Romp at the inaugural Boston chapter of Rock -n- Romp. What is Rock -n- Romp? It's a stellar program that allows parents to remember what it was like to go see shows while their kids can be introduced to rock while they run wild. Neal Pollock, author of Alternadad will be in attendance as well as two great local Boston bands.

Need more info? Boston Now just wrote up an article on the event. Check it out here.

Friday, February 15, 2008

Sketchbook Saturday

I don't know what the weather has been like in your neck of the woods, but here in New England it's been cold, rainy and icy. Here is a spread from a sketchbook dated around 2004. A watercolor created at a beach, I think somewhere on Cape Cod. I wish that I could be there now! (Well, be there and have it be summer...)

Headin' to the movies....

It's rare that I get to see movies in an actual theater these days, but I couldn't be more excited to head to the cinemas tonight. The Spiderwick Chronicles was released yesterday and I am pumped! If you're looking for something to do this weekend, go see Spiderwick at least a few times. I hope it's a huge success! Three cheers for Tony and Holly! Their vision looks like it has received a stellar translation to the silver screen.

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Public events

I have a few public events lined up for this spring. (Well, February isn't exactly spring, but you know what I'm getting at...) Come on out and say hi!

Rock -n- Romp Boston
Allston, MA
February 24th 3:00 PM
Great Scott (1222 Comm Ave.)

Kid Lit Fest '08 - Humble ISD
Katy, TX
March 8 8AM - 1PM
Atasocita High School

Foundation for Children's Books
Conversations with...Author/Illustrator Series

Boston, MA
March 25 7:30 PM
Vanderslice Hall, Boston College

Southwest Florida Reading Fest
Fort Meyers, FL
March 15 11:15 AM

Texas Library Association
Dallas, TX
April 17 8AM
Mockingbirds and Armadillos: Local Elementary Reading Programs
11 AM
Signing at the Random House Children's Books' booth

Happy Valentines's Day - from Ralph

Ralph Macchio has been enjoying heart shaped dog treats as of late. He's also been sporting a T-shirt that says "I chase tail".

Ralph was also disappointed to see the pugs get shut out of the Westminster Dog Show, but congratulates beagles heartily.

Happy Valentine's Day, everyone!

Saturday, February 09, 2008

Sketchbook Saturday

Hey gang,

Posting has been scattered around here as of late, but I gots me a deadline to contend with. In the meantime, here are a few character studies of Max and Kelly that I drew when I was knocking around ideas for Max for President.

Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Seattle PI backs Max

With all of the presidential election going-ons, The Seattle Post-Intelligencer backs Max for President. In fact, they list the book as a "Children's book that won't make you hurl". Which I have to say - is quite the honor. (see the article here)

Saturday, February 02, 2008

Sketchbook Saturday

Here is a selection from a sketchbook dated 2001. I think the majority of these were drawn at the Diesel Cafe in Somerville, MA.

Friday, February 01, 2008

Sound Authors

I had the pleasure of being on Dr. Kent's Sound Authors radio program last week. You can listen to the show here.

Oddly enough, if you sift through the archives, you can listen to an interview of Butch Patrick, the guy who played Eddie Munster on the Munsters...