James Kochalka

James Kochalka is the first Cartoonist Laureate of Vermont. He’s the author and illustrator of several popular children’s book series, including Johnny Boo and Dragon Puncher.  Dragon Puncher Island won an Eisner Award in 2012 for Best Publication for Early Readers; Kochalka’s books for adults have also won the Harvey Award and four Ignatz Awards. Kochalka lives in Burlington, Vermont with his wife and two sons.


The Cute Manifesto
Quit Your Job
Quit Your Job And Other Stories (2015)
Fantastic Butterflies
American Elf
Fancy Froglin’s Sexy Forest
Peanutbutter and Jeremy’s Best Book Ever
The Horrible Truth About Comics
Fancy Froglin Uncensored
Monica’s Story

With contributions to:
9/11 Emergency Relief
Alternative Comics #1
Alternative Comics #2
Alternative Comics #3
Alternative Comics #4
Bogus Dead
Rosetta Vol. 1
Triple Dare #1
Triple Dare #2


Kochalka Named Cartoonist Laureate- February 11th, 2011


Alan David Doane’s KOCHALKAHOLIC! blog