Latest updates from National Book Award finalist Jarrett J. Krosoczka
Tuesday, March 07, 2023
Wednesday, January 11, 2023
April 18th, 7pm
Academy of Music
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 StudioJJK.com/keynotes.
Friday, May 06, 2022
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.
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.
CHECK OUT THE OFFERINGS AND REGISTRATION INFO HERE!
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!
Thursday, January 13, 2022
TikTok for KidLit Webinar
Whether you are a KidLit author, illustrator, bookseller, or librarian—I am going to share everything I have learned in the past year of making content for this platform (and two years of consuming media on it)!
TikTok is its own beast, completely different from Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and all of the others. It has its own language, its own culture. I will share with you everything that I have learned through trial-and-error and content creation. tiktok.com/@studiojjk
Monday, November 01, 2021
✏️Online Comics Classes for winter 2022🖋 💬
Saturday, August 21, 2021
Now place on top of that the Covid of it all. Everybody was required to be vaccinated and there was constant on-site testing. That isn’t to say that I didn’t feel guarded, but it was a calculated risk I was willing to take. (Unlike the Green Day concert at Fenway I just forwent. My favorite band at my favorite venue…and I just didn’t feel it safe attending.) But with the world being what it has been—you have this small group of speakers connecting over how the pandemic affected them as professionals, as parents, as people… And while the attendee list is typically in the thousands, this event was significantly scaled back to be a more intimate affair. Attendees were there to support this organization that curates and then records presentations that are then shared freely with the world.
I have many stories to share and new friends to celebrate. I was going to do one big photo dump but instead will let these stories slowly roll out over the following weeks. One could develop a TED Talk just about giving a TED Talk…
(And while I have had two previous talks curated to TED.com, the TED Main Stage event just hits differently. It’ll be some time before this latest talk of mine publishes, but get ready for me to be pushing out the talks from my new friends as they are posted.)