Saturday, October 24, 2015

DJ Corchin at Wizard World 2015

DJ Corchin is a children's author and illustrator.  His colorful books are very eye-catching at his booth at comic cons.
Corchin is a Chicago area native and a fellow DePaul grad.  His career started in music, but along the way he discovered a passion for children's picture books.  This lead him to create You Got a Boogie, his first book.
You Got a Boogie deals with the concept of telling the truth to someone because you care about them.  Through very funny and a tad bit gross (but grossly funny) artwork and text, lessons are taught and children (and parents) are entertained.
Corchin followed that first book with 12 more children's illustrated books.  Among those is the I Feel series.  These books delve into feelings a child might have, what they mean and how they are all perfectly okay and normal.  Once again, fantastically fun artwork accompanies fun writing to present wonderful lessons.
I often say that life is hard and it starts at a young age.  I don't mean that in a negative way, but rather a realistic way.  Corchin attempts to ease some of the hardships of being a child by explaining and exploring things that might cause issues for children.  He succeeds at creating life's lessons for the children, but also for adults to share.  Everyone is a winner with these books.
I am sure his colorful books will jump out at you at a comic con and when they do, stop by his booth for some fun.  You should also check out for more info and updates.
DJ Corchin and me in Rosemont, IL-August 2015.

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