So… 16 years ago, back in 1999, I wrote this letter to a 9-year-old fan of my comics who I had never met but who was a relative of a family friend and undergoing a series of brain surgeries.  Now he’s 25 years old, and he came to visit me in Vermont yesterday and take me out to lunch.  And he turned out to be a pretty awesome guy, it was fun and we got along great.

Back then I hadn’t yet drawn the kids comics I’m currently known for (Johnny Boo, Glorkian Warrior, Dragon Puncher).  But I was doing my Impy & Wormer strips in Nickelodeon magazine (see Impy in the lower right-hand corner of the letter).

Anyhow, he saved the letter.  So here it is!  I’m glad I wrote it, because it obviously meant a lot to him.  And…  It’s amazing how small gestures can make ripples far into the future.

Glorkian Warrior is on sale for 99 Cents (USD)! To celebrate the sale we’re having an art contest!

We are giving away one original James Kochalka Glorkian Warrior painting as well as copies of the first Glorkian graphic novel, Glorkian Warrior Delivers a Pizza.

You can pick up the game here:

Specific Details for the contest: One winner will receive an original James Kochalka Glorkian Warrior painting and a copy of Glorkian Warrior Delivers a Pizza (graphic novel), two additional winners will receive a copy of Glorkian Warrior Delivers a Pizza.

To be eligible you must submit your artwork to Pixeljam by September 4th; entries can be sent to or posted to


I should’ve paid more attention to my feed, I only learned about this contest two days ago!

But here it is, my hopefully adequate entry. I was just chilling, thinking of a drawing idea, then I was like, “Why not Xenomorphs?” and so I did. I’ve never read Glorkian Warrior, so hopefully this contest will give me the chance to! FINGER CRISSED.

Made on Procreate app.

So we were downtown, about to get lunch, when I notice this sign taped to a telephone pole…
Now I check Kochalkaland every few days… but it sucks that I didn’t know he was going to be there!!!
I would have so so brought Kaesye & Finn to buy a copy for him to sign!
Then when I check today at he posted my picture
of the Glorkian Warrior! Awesome… but now I’m sad cause I missed meeting him. Sad.


Have you watched the animated Glorkian Warrior launch trailer yet? Me and my boys and couple of their elementary school friends do the voices.