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We Made a Show: The Yarn

The Yarn

Colby Sharp and I are trying something new. We aren’t, as I hinted at online, opening a used car lot.

Used Cars

We’re making a show you can listen to. It’s called The Yarn.

Part interviews, part documentary, our concept for Season 1 is to look at one book from all angles. You usually hear from the author of a story, but we wanted to also hear from the people behind the scenes – the editor, the cover designer, the colorist, and more.

Sunny

The book we’re exploring is the graphic novel Sunny Side Up by Jennifer and Matthew Holm.

We’ll be running Season 1 over the next eight days – one new episode a day. Here’s the schedule:

Season 1: Sunny Side Up
Aug. 17: Episode 1: Introduction/”This Season on The Yarn”
Aug. 18: Episode 2: Raina Telgemeier (graphic novelist)
Aug. 19: Episode 3: David Levithan (editor/author)
Aug. 20: Episode 4: Phil Falco (cover designer/art director)
Aug. 21: Episode 5: David Saylor (founder/publisher of Graphix imprint)
Aug. 22: Episode 6: Lark Pien (cartoonist/colorist)
Aug. 23: Episode 7: Matthew Holm (illustrator)
Aug. 24: Episode 8: Jennifer Holm (author)

As the episodes go up, I’ll post them all on this page.

Subscribe to The Yarn here:

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S1 E1 – Travis and Colby

My Highlight

The opening recording of me picking up Colby at his house. It was 3:00 am and we talked about what we were getting ourselves into.

Share your thoughts about the show on Twitter using the hashtag #theyarn.

See you tomorrow for Episode 2.

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About Travis Jonker

Travis Jonker is an elementary school librarian in Michigan. He writes reviews (and the occasional article or two) for School Library Journal and is a member of the 2014 Caldecott committee. You can email Travis at scopenotes@gmail.com, or follow him on Twitter: @100scopenotes.

Comments

  1. Kiera Parrott says:

    Just finished the first episode–nice job, guys! I love the behind-the-scenes peek into the making of it, too. Very fun. Can’t wait for next week’s episode.

  2. Great job! Looking forward to hearing the next one.

  3. @JoReeding says:

    This idea of looking at the many behind-the -scenes views of creating the same book is genius, I tell ya!