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Interview: James Kochalka on the Glorkian Warrior—and more

Brigid Alverson
Kochalka at MoCCA

James Kochalka’s latest graphic novel, The Glorkian Warrior Delivers a Pizza, is deceptively simple and ridiculously funny. The story of a goofy spaceman on a crazy mission (accompanied by his talking backpack), it is longer than Kochalka’s Johnny Boo and Dragon Puncher graphic novels, which just allows more craziness to pile up as the story [...]

Review: The Glorkian Warrior Delivers A Pizza

J. Caleb Mozzocco
glorkian warrior

The Glorkian Warrior Delivers a Pizza By James Kochalka First Second; $17.99 In writing about the heroic journey in his influential Hero With a Thousand Faces, pop comparative mythologist Joseph Campbell cited “the call to adventure” as the beginning of a mythic quest. James Kochalka’s Glorkian Warrior, a pink-skinned, three-eyed alien dude with a “super [...]

Review: Spongebob Annual-Size Super-Giant Swimtacular #1

J. Caleb Mozzocco
annual cover

SpongeBob Annual-Size Super-Giant Swimtacular #1 Written by Derek Drymon, Scott Roberts, James Kochalka and Chuck Dixon, and drawn by Drymon, Vince DePorter, Ramona Fradon,  Kochalka, Hilary Barta Jacob Chabot and others United Plankton Pictures, $4.99   Comic book publishers used to release annuals—bigger, costlier versions of their monthly comics—during the summer, when kids had more [...]

Preview: Johnny Boo Does Something

Brigid Alverson
Johnny-Boo-5

James Kochalka has a field day in Johnny Boo Does Something, his fifth Johnny Boo book, sending his ghostly main character off on a Boring Adventure, a maybe-birthday celebration, and the bottom of an ice cream hole. Kochalka, who won an Eisner Award last year for another young-readers book, Dragon Puncher Island, is back and [...]