Jarrett J. Krosoczka On The Hunt For His Grandfather's Photo Journal For Graphic Novel Project

Graphic novel creator Jarrett J. Krosoczka was researching a graphic novel he is creating about growing up in Worcester, when he noticed that his grandfather's photo journal was missing.

Creator of the Lunch Lady series and the recent Star Wars: Jedi Academy book discovered that the the photo journal containing images from his grandfather Joe Krosoczka's service in the South Pacific during the war had been mistakenly placed in a charity drop-box during the summer.

The journal includes sketches his grandfather made while serving in the Navy in Guam, as well as an Al Banx cartoon done for The Evening Gazette of him when he was a football star.

Jarrett tweeted out the following distress call.

Local paper the Worcester Telegram & Gazette reports that Krosoczka established the Joseph and Shirley Krosoczka Memorial Youth Scholarships, named after his grandparents, or the "Joe and Shirl Scholarships," for short — at the Worcester Art Museum to provide art-lesson tuition to underprivileged youngsters. And today will stage a "Sketch-a-Thon" on Facebook Live from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. ET to benefit it, with the proceeds going to the Joe and Shirl Scholarships.

About Rich Johnston

Founder of Bleeding Cool. The longest-serving digital news reporter in the world, since 1992. Author of The Flying Friar, Holed Up, The Avengefuls, Doctor Who: Room With A Deja Vu, The Many Murders Of Miss Cranbourne, Chase Variant. Lives in South-West London, works from Blacks on Dean Street, shops at Piranha Comics. Father of two. Political cartoonist.

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