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More Yarn! Gary D. Schmidt: Orbiting Jupiter Unravelled

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We’re continuing our new series called The Unraveller, where an author or illustrator brings us behind the scenes of one of their books. The latest episode is up, with author Gary D. Schmidt talking about Orbiting Jupiter. If you’re not sure how to download a podcast to your phone, allow Ira Glass and his friend […]

More Yarn! Matt Tavares: Growing Up Pedro Unravelled

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We’re continuing our new series called The Unraveller, where an author or illustrator brings us behind the scenes of one of their books. The latest episode is up, with author/illustrator Matt Tavares talking about his book Growing Up Pedro. To celebrate the new episode, we’re giving away a signed copy of Growing Up Pedro. Click here […]

More Yarn! Tracey Baptiste: The Jumbies Unravelled

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We’re continuing our new series called The Unraveller, where an author or illustrator brings us behind the scenes of one of their books. A brand-new episode is up with Tracey Baptiste, author of The Jumbies. To celebrate the new episode, we’re giving away a signed copy of The Jumbies. Click here to enter. Subscribe to The Yarn […]

More Yarn! Introducing … The Unraveller

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Colby Sharp and I had a problem. As the leaves turned and the temperatures dropped, we began to experience symptoms of The Yarn withdrawal. We had a good time working on the first season of our show, and didn’t want to wait until next summer to begin work on the second. We decided to try […]

Roll Credits: Episode 8 of The Yarn – Jennifer Holm (Plus Our Secret Sponsor Revealed)

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What is The Yarn? S1 E8 – Jennifer Holm This is it, folks – the final episode of Season 1 of The Yarn. Jennifer Holm and Matthew Holm go in-depth on Sunny Side Up, a book that hit close to home for the author and illustrator. There’s one person who deserves a special mention here. The person […]

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

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What is The Yarn? S1 E7 – Matthew Holm What went into illustrating Sunny Side Up? Matthew Holm interviews himself to find out. 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. (Click images […]

The Yarn: Episode 6 – Lark Pien

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What is The Yarn? S1 E6 – Lark Pien Lark Pien is a comics creator (Long Tail Kitty) and colorist (Boxers & Saints, Sunny Side Up). I talked to her about walking away from a job in architecture to persue her passion for comics. My favorite part of the interview is at the 10:44 mark, when […]

The Yarn: Episode 5 – David Saylor (Plus Behind-the-Scenes Sketches of Sunny Side Up)

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What is The Yarn? S1 E5 – David Saylor Over a decade ago art director David Saylor had a good idea  – to create a comics-focused imprint called Graphix. The first Graphix book was Bone #1: Out from Boneville by Jeff Smith. A pretty good start. We talked to David about how he got into comics, the decision […]

The Yarn: Episode 4 – Phil Falco (Plus How The Yarn Logo Was Made)

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What is The Yarn? S1 E4 – Phil Falco Phil Falco is an art director and cover designer for Scholastic. You may not know his name, but if you’ve ever seen the books Smile, Amulet, or Tales from Outer Suburbia (and many others), you know his work. We talked to Phil about all kinds of cover-related […]

The Yarn: Episode 3 – David Levithan

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What is The Yarn? S1 E3 – David Levithan David Levithan is probably best known as a New York Times bestselling YA author. By day, he works with other writers’ words. We talked to David about how he juggles editing books and writing his own. I love when David starts talking about bias in children’s books. […]

The Yarn: Episode 2 – Raina Telgemeier

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What is The Yarn? S1 E2 – Raina Telgemeier We talked to the creator of Smile, Drama, and Sisters about growing up, getting into comics, and what it feels like to be the face of graphic novel memoir for kids. This was the first interview we did for The Yarn, but we almost didn’t make […]

We Made a Show: The Yarn

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