Saturday, August 27, 2011

Sketchbook Saturday

Sand castles in the dwindling dog days of summer.

I hope everyone is staying safe out there!

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Baghead by Juan

*SPOILER ALERT* This drawing gives away the end of Baghead, but man, isn't it great? It's by Juan and I hope he keeps drawing, he's very talented!

Do you have a note or a drawing that you'd like to share? I would love to see them!
They can be emailed to me via or mailed to:

 Jarrett J. Krosoczka
PO Box 60155
Florence, MA 01062

Monday, August 22, 2011


I just finished making YouTubable book trailers for my backlist. (All part of a major rehaul of, more on that soon!)

They will all soon be neatly organized on my website, but in the meantime, you can catch all of my trailers at

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Sketchbook Saturday—Daddy/Daughter Edition

I brought my sketchpad to the beach hoping to make a few gesture sketches of my daughter playing in the sand. But that didn't last long. She was more interested in drawing as well!

So I just drew her while she scribbled on the pad.

 Then we drew a landscape together. Ocean by Zoe. Boat by me.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Dan Santat's Lunch Lady

My author/illustrator pal Dan Santat posted this to his Facebook today. You can almost hear me saying "WHOA!" from wherever you are. (That would be a Bill and Ted "WHOA!", not a Joey Lawrence "WHOA!")

Check out Dan's rendition of Lunch Lady:

RIGHT?! Amazing! Which is what his graphic novel Sidekicks is—AMAZING! Did you get your copy yet?

Tuesday, August 09, 2011

LL story ideas from kids

I always love when kids come up with adventures for Lunch Lady to go on!

Here's Lunch Lady and the Toast Aliens by Foster:

And here's a suggestion to write Lunch Lady and Revenge of the Author by Chelsie:

And checkout this great drawing of LL by Ian!

All such talented writers and illustrators! Keep up the great work!

Have you created a new adventure for Lunch Lady? Care to share? I would love to see it!
They can be emailed to me via or mailed to:

 Jarrett J. Krosoczka
PO Box 60155
Florence, MA 01062

Friday, August 05, 2011

LL6 is a Junior Library Guild selection!

I'm honored to have Lunch Lady and the Field Trip Fiasco included in the Fall 2011 Junior Library Guild selections.  If you are a JLG subscriber, look for LL6 to pop up in your fall shipments!

Thank you, JLG!

Wednesday, August 03, 2011

LL Gadget ideas from kids

Check out this device sent in from Chirchill Elementary in Virginia! It's a Toaster File. Secret messages get toasted into the bread and then self destruct into crumbs. I love it! Only in a suburb of DC!

Do you have a note or a drawing that you'd like to share? I would love to see them!
They can be emailed to me via or mailed to:

Jarrett J. Krosoczka
PO Box 60155
Florence, MA 01062

Tuesday, August 02, 2011

October workshop on the business of children's books

In conjunction with my exhibit at the Worcester Art Museum, I will be teaching a workshop called, "The Business of Children's Books". You can register online here! Here's some info on the three hour workshop:

Join Worcester native and award-winning author/illustrator Jarrett J. Krosoczka and see the world through the eyes of a professional children's book artist. Jarrett will share his experience growing up as an artist, the rejections he faced, and the growth of his writing and illustrating process. He'll also cover the submission process and distribute a packet of handouts with tips for beginning writers and illustrators. A question and answer session will be followed by a walk through the exhibition, Monkey Boy to Lunch Lady: 10 Years of Jarrett J. Krosoczka. A graduate of Rhode Island School of Design, Jarrett has published several children's and pre-teen books including Good Night, Monkey Boy; Punk Farm; and the Lunch Lady Series.