Latest updates from National Book Award finalist Jarrett J. Krosoczka

Tuesday, July 18, 2023

'23-'24 Comic Coaching!


Monthly comics coaching over Zoom this upcoming academic year! 

A small number of slots available for young artists in the ‘23-‘24 school year! A section for 9-12 YOs and one for Teens. We will meet the last Monday of every month from Sept-May.

To answer a few Qs:

💬There is no homework. Students will share whatever they might have made within the past month. Kids have enough pressure in their lives; this is NOT one of them. 

💬Feedback will be based on what each individual student wants, which could vary between needing affirmation and wanting a more significant push on how to improve their craft. 

💬Lessons will be crafted based on student inquiry in each meeting. 

💬  The atmosphere is relaxed and joyous

Friday, April 28, 2023

Sunshine is a bestseller!


Thank YOU for helping SUNSHINE debut on the Indie Bestsellers List. Number 9 amongst all YA titles in indie bookshops this past week! 


Wednesday, January 11, 2023


April 18th, 7pm

Academy of Music

Northampton, MA 
Each ticket holder will receive an autographed copy of Sunshine upon entry.

This isn't even really a book event—but a theatrical experience! A host of actors will join me, and with the aid of a multimedia presentation, we will read Sunshine to you LIVE and UNABRIDGED! (In all, it's about a 90-minute experience.)

This theater is majestical! 
And does it make me anxious to think that I hope to sell out an 800-seat theater? 
Yes, yes it does.
But that is just what excites me about this!

Wednesday, January 04, 2023

Author Visits 2023

I feed off the energy of presenting to a big crowd of readers, and I am so stoked to be getting out there again for IRL author events. One major thing that the pandemic has upended is lead times. Where we used to plan nearly a year in advance, we are getting bookings weeks and months before my visit. Please don't hesitate to inquire about scheduling an author visit for this school year. For info on my presentations and for contact info, please visit

SUNSHINE preview


Monday, April 04, 2022

TED Talk: Live drawings of the human experience

In this live drawing performance and poignant autobiographical journey, author and illustrator Jarrett J. Krosoczka sketches some life-shaping moments, showing us how drawing and storytelling can help us honor and remain close to those we've lost.

photo by Bret Hartman

Friday, March 11, 2022

The Snoopy Show!

 See this Snoopy-obsessed kid? He grew up to write for The Snoopy Show on AppleTV! 

Wait. What? Yes, that kid who constantly drew Snoopy growing up wrote words, and then those words were spoken by those iconic Charlie Brown characters!

I approached this with such care and reverence for what Charles Schulz created. 

This is my first script to make it to screen! Happiness is a Rainy Day premiered today and is the second half of this episode. Season 2, Episode 6 

#snoopy #charliebrown #peanutsgang #dreambig #appletv #charlesschulz

Thursday, February 24, 2022

Lunch Lady is BACK!


It is the beginning of a new era for my Lunch Lady graphic novels! This wouldn't be happening if it weren't for the readers—and the librarians and the booksellers. Despite the last new Lunch Lady book publishing in 2014, this series has continued to do well year after year. So well that the Lunch Lady is BACK in full-color hardcovers! (And never mind the awe-inspiring full-cast audiobooks!) These reissues are a prelude to the new adventures. I am so happy to have returned to this world—it has been like comfort food in these weird times.

Spring Webinars for Teens & Adults

What would you like to learn about comics and children's books? On Sunday evenings throughout the spring, I will be offering weekly webinars based on the questions I have received the most in my twenty-year career as an author and illustrator.


While these webinars are designed to serve as professional development, they may also be of interest to very motivated teen creatives. Whether you want to learn for your work or to better understand the comics format, I hope that you can join. Recordings of the webinars will be emailed out to all who registered. Thanks!

The Washington Post covers JJK's Online Comics Classes!

 My online comics classes have made it to The Washington Post! And the best part? See that purple eye? THAT IS BY ONE OF MY STUDENTS!!! In The Post! READ ALL 'BOUT IT HERE!

I am now able to offer a sliding scale registration for my Spring 2022 online comics classes. The first meeting will be on March 28th! Space is limited to 20 students in each section.