WILMINGTON -- Bartleby’s Books hosts cartoonist James Kochalka on Saturday at 2 p.m., to read from and discuss his children’s graphic novel, "The Glorkian Warrior Delivers a Pizza."

"The Glorkian Warrior" isn’t the brightest bulb in the box, so it’s good he’s got his trusty talking backpack to advise him as they set out on a perilous journey to deliver a pizza with clams and peanut butter on it. With bright, lively illustrations and classic pratfalls, this graphic novel for kids is 112 pages of super icky gross-out humor and ludicrously bad decisions.

Kochalka is the first Cartoonist Laureate of Vermont. He’s the author and illustrator of several 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. He’s also won the Harvey Award and four Ignatz Awards for his books for adults.

Kochalka lives in Burlington with his wife and two sons.

Bartleby’s Books is located at 17 West Main St.

For more information, call 802-464-5425 or visit www.myvermontbookstore.com.


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