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Jarrett J. Krosoczka (American, b. 1977)
Lunch Lady, 2019
Acrylic paint on Bristol Board with collaged pieces from Lunch Lady and the Cyborg Substitute
Signed bottom left corner
Sheet 23 ¼ x 18 inches
Copyright © Jarrett J. Krosoczka

Jarrett J. Krosoczka created this portrait of the popular superhero Lunch Lady especially for the 2019 Carle Honors. It commemorates the book's 10-year anniversary and celebrates this year's Mentor, David Saylor. Krosoczka collaged pages from Lunch Lady behind the heroic character. Published in 2009, Lunch Lady and the Cyborg Substitute helped usher in the Golden Age of Graphic Novels.

Krosoczka's graphic memoir Hey Kiddo (2018) was a National Book Award Finalist and was featured in The Carle's exhibition Out of the Box: The Graphic Novel Comes of Age (2019). Krosoczka and Grace Lin, co-host of this year's Carle Honors, organized the exhibition Now and Then: Contemporary Illustrators and their Childhood Art, opening at the Museum on December 14, 2019.

All proceeds benefit The Carle's mission to instill a love of art and reading through picture books.

Artwork is framed by R. Michelson Galleries using archival materials.

Winners can take their artwork immediately after The Carle Honors. Absentee winners will receive their artwork via Federal Express; a flat shipping fee of $150 per artwork will apply.

Donated By Jarrett J. Krosoczka