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Jarrett J. Krosoczka

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#ItsPersonal III 81. Jarrett J. Krosoczka on being a dad, family pets and story behind Hey Kiddo!

Its Personal Podcast

Jarrett J. Krosoczka is the New York Times bestselling author/illustrator behind more than 40 books for young readers! (stole this from his website) And he's literally in millions of classrooms around the world. In this episode of #ItsPersonal, Jarrett chats about his love for being a dad and what that looks like during these unconventional times.Of course, we talk about his family's love for animals (dogs) and how they've been an important part of their journey. Someone even comes to say hello.A great section of this conversation is around Jarrett's process of creating "Hey, Kiddo" and what this emotional rollercoaster looked like before the pencil and ink were on the page. Within that, we chat about his wife's importance in his growth as a husband and partner.Twitter: https://twitter.com/studiojjkInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/studiojjk/Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCObbZ-lkhRQ203mtX9ZmgtATikTok: https://tinyurl.com/sh265db7Website: http://www.studiojjk.com/biography.html


2 Apr 2021

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Ep. 13: Jarrett J. Krosoczka, Author/Illustrator of Hey, Kiddo

A Bookish Home

This week’s episode features an interview with Jarrett J. Krosoczka. Jarrett is the author and illustrator of the new graphic memoir for young adults, Hey Kiddo: How I Lost My Mother, Found My Father And Dealt With Family Addiction, which is a National Book Award finalist.   You can also listen to this episode on iTunes or wherever … Continue reading Ep. 13: Jarrett J. Krosoczka, Author/Illustrator of Hey, Kiddo →

8 Nov 2018

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Jarrett J. Krosoczka (2018)

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Jarrett J. Krosoczka (@StudioJJK) is the cartoonist of HEY, KIDDO: HOW I LOST MY MOTHER, FOUND MY FATHER, AND DEALT WITH  FAMILY ADDICTION. You may already know Jarrett from his best-selling LUNCH LADY graphic novel series, THE PLATYPUS POLICE SQUAD books, or from the JEDI ACADEMY series titles that bear his name, not to mention his many wonderful picture books. But today we’re focusing on something a little different. HEY, KIDDO is Jarrett’s graphic memoir and it’s intended for an older audience. A warning to listeners with young children: there are curse words in this episode that we do not bleep. Actually, side note, these occur during the times when Jarrett and I are reading excerpts from the book and they’re some of my favorite moments in our conversation. Jarrett shares how HEY, KIDDO was a story he needed to write, yet he admits that it would have been easier not to make the book at all. There are many, many challenging moments in Jarrett's life, but there is always love, and there is always hope, and there is always someone there that Jarrett can look to for wisdom and guidance. You can access even more information about this book and its author illustrator by visiting www.matthewcwinner.com/podcast.


30 Oct 2018

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#78 Jarrett J. Krosoczka - HEY, KIDDO Unraveled

The Yarn

Author/illustrator Jarrett J. Krosoczk takes us behind the scenes of his graphic novel memoir, HEY, KIDDO.


23 Sep 2018

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Jarrett J. Krosoczka: 2015 National Book Festival

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Sep. 5, 2015. Jarrett J. Krosoczka discusses "Platypus Police Squad: Last Panda Standing" at the 2015 Library of Congress National Book Festival in Washington, D.C. Speaker Biography: A two-time winner of the Children’s Choice Book Award, Jarrett J. Krosoczka has been passionate about storytelling through words and pictures since he was a kid. He began his professional career by illustrating educational readers for a national publisher. Currently, he has written and illustrated more than 25 books ranging from picture books and graphic novels to chapter books. His works include the popular Lunch Lady graphic novel series and Platypus Police Squad novel series, the latest of which is "Platypus Police Squad: Last Panda Standing." Krosoczka has also given two TED Talks, which have collectively received more than a million online views. For transcript, captions, and more information, visit http://www.loc.gov/today/cyberlc/feature_wdesc.php?rec=7002


10 Dec 2015

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Jarrett J. Krosoczka RETURNS!

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Jarrett J. Krosoczka (@StudioJJK), author illustrator most recently of It's Tough To Lose Your Balloon, which is published by Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers (@AAKnopf @MacKidsBooks), stops by to talk about writing a self-help book for young readers, giving a positive twist to awful things, and how a beloved Peanuts character made his way into the new Comics Squad collection.


15 Sep 2015

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Jarrett J. Krosoczka: 2012 National Book Festival

National Book Festival 2012 Videos

Jarrett J. Krosoczka appears on the Family Storytelling Stage at the 2012 Library of Congress National Book Festival. For captions, transcript, and more information visit http://www.loc.gov/today/cyberlc/feature_wdesc.php?rec=5825.

28 May 2013