Monday, June 30, 2008

Punk Farm fan art

YE-OW! It's a Punk Farm party.

If you have any drawings, I would love to see them. They can be
emailed to me via props@studiojjk.com or mailed to:
Jarrett J. Krosoczka
PO Box 60155
Florence, MA 01062

Friday, June 27, 2008

ReadBoston's Storymobile kick-off

ReadBoston's Summer Storymobile Kick-off event was a smashing success. It's always an honor to be a part of anything that ReadBoston does. The organization is top-notch and the counselors who run the program are so dedicated and passionate about what they do. I got to see the SLUG van in person for the first time. That was pretty surreal! Even more surreal is that they were passing out ReadBoston T-shirts to everyone with Slug on it! And they even had a Baghead cake, gave away free copies of Baghead to every kid in attendance and if that wasn't enough, Mayor Meino read the book. It's not every day that you get to hear an elected official read your book. Talk about an honor!

Here is a video of the Mayor reading Baghead followed by some pictures from the day.
video




Tuesday, June 24, 2008

old press

During some spring cleaning, I came across this old newspaper clipping. It's from a few years ago...
...and by a few years ago, I mean 1983. I'm with my cousin Garret and playing my Smurf guitar.

Monday, June 23, 2008

drawings from kids, Slug style & upcoming event





Speaking of Slugs, join me along with Mayor Menino and Lisa Hughes of Channel 4 News as we kick-off the Slug storymobile for Summer 2008. It all happens this Thursday, June 26th at 11 AM at the Frog Pond at Boston Common.

Monday, June 16, 2008

Pig and Goat fan mail


If you have any drawings, I would love to see them. They can be
emailed to me via props@studiojjk.com or mailed to:
Jarrett J. Krosoczka
PO Box 60155
Florence, MA 01062

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

It was a good "Stroll"

G and I had a great time at "The Strolling of the Heifers" last weekend. If you live within driving distance of this annual event - it's by far worth the trip. Where else can you see hundreds of cows and funky art projects marching down Main St?

See below the kids who are carrying signs that depict the picture books featured in "Livestock".
The art students of Brattleboro High School made this Punk Farm van for the parade.
And these Brattleboro students brought the rock to what was probably one of the greatest readings ever of the Punk Farm books.

On Monday, Scott Nash and I gave a lecture to the art students at Brattleboro High to thank them for their work. I first saw Scott's work back in '97 when his first book, Saturday Night at the Dinosaur Stomp, was published. I was taking a course on writing and illustrating picture books in college and my professors brought it in as an exemplary book. I soon became a big fan. 11 years later there we were at the news desk....
We are pictured here with his wife Nancy (another incredible artist!) and Kirsten Cappy. Authors, illustrators and publishers take note - this woman is incredible. She puts together incredible book events - the aforementioned Livestock and runs the unbeatable Lunch Box series in Portland, ME (remember the guy wearing a sheep costume or the clay slugs?). Bookmark http://curiouscitydoings.blogspot.com and keep track of this literary rock star!

I mean, just check out all of the awesomeness she has created for authors and illustrators via Curious City's Flick pages - http://www.flickr.com/photos/curiouscity/sets/

Monday, June 09, 2008

drawings form kids


This Punk Farm inspired party comes from a talented young artist in Virginia.

If you have any drawings, I would love to see them. They can be
emailed to me via props@studiojjk.com or mailed to:
Jarrett J. Krosoczka
PO Box 60155
Florence, MA 01062

Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Radio spots

I have a few radio spots coming up ahead of my appearance at the Strolling of the Heifers.

I stopped by the River studios to talk to Monte on The River Morning Show. Our chat aired this morning, but to hear Monte's piece on Punk Farm and The Strolling of the Heifers (and to hear Monte reading PF to his son) head over to at his page on www.wsri.com.

Also, listen to Bill and Ella as they stop by my studio for their show Spare the Rock, Spoil the Child. You can listen at 103.3 FM or 93.9 in Northampton, 101.5 FM in Brattleboro, VT, streamed live at www.wsri.com and then archived at www.sparetherock.com.


Tuesday, June 03, 2008

awesomeness

Talk about your warm welcomes. Kathy Crane and her crew at Coleman
Elementary went over the top. And these pictures only scratch the surface of what they put together!



Monday, June 02, 2008

Blue fan mail

I love it when everyone is involved...



If you have any drawings, I would love to see them. They can be
emailed to me via props@studiojjk.com or mailed to:
Jarrett J. Krosoczka
PO Box 60155
Florence, MA 01062