James Kochalka has achieved an international cult fanbase, both for his comics and graphic novels and for his quirky, dynamic music. His comics have been translated and published in countless languages, and his paintings and drawings have been exhibited around the world. His honors include four Ignatz Awards, the Harvey Award, the Eisner Award, and the first ever Cartoonist Laureate of Vermont. He created the influential "sketchbook diary" comic strip American Elf, documenting his life every day for fourteen years. His books for children include Pinky & Stinky, Johnny Boo, Dragon Puncher, and Glork Patrol.
"Fun for kids of all ages. It's AWESOME!" -DJ Lance Rock, host
of Nick Jr's Yo Gabba Gabba!
"A perfectly silly early chapter-book graphic novel for kids new to reading on their own... totally funny and appealing." -Youth Services Book Review
"Kochalka's simple line drawings and bright crayon colors stand out in this sweet, silly graphic novel. Children will easily identify with Johnny Boo's sense of fun." -Booklist
"Playfully wacky, colorful... Highly recommended." -Children's Bookwatch
"Quirky, cute, imaginative, and endlessly re-readable." -GeekDad
"A great series for young readers with its easy-to-follow panels and big word balloons." -Good Comics for Kids, School Library Journal