I traded art with Warren Craghead for a few of his amazing and powerful Trump drawings but then my kids said Trump art was too scary to have hanging in the house. So I asked Warren if it was okay if I messed with them, and he said sure! Which brings us… Glorkian Warrior Vs. Trump!
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.
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 http://kochalka.tumblr.com/ he posted my picture of the Glorkian Warrior! Awesome… but now I’m sad cause I missed meeting him. Sad.
James Kochalka and Pixeljam’s fantastic video game Glorkian Warrior is on sale at iTunes this week, and they’re having a fan art contest to go along with the sale. Here’s my blacklight poster-inspired entry!
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.
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.