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The Yarn: Episode 7 – Matthew Holm (Plus Thumbnails from Sunny Side Up)

The Yarn

What is The Yarn?

S1 E7 – Matthew Holm

What went into illustrating Sunny Side Up? Matthew Holm interviews himself to find out.

Behind the Scenes

In the post for Episode 5, I shared some of Matthew Holm’s thumbnail sketches from the first chapter of Sunny Side Up. Today we have the rest of the first chapter.

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My Highlight

Everyone who’s making a book has to deal with deadlines. At the 7:50 mark Matthew talks about getting “the dreaded call from the art director” to check his progress. However, these calls were never what he expected.

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See you tomorrow for Episode 8, the final Episode of Season 1, with author Jennifer Holm.

Here’s the full 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.

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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.