We Made a Show: The Yarn
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 of a story, but we wanted to also hear from the people behind the scenes – the editor, the cover designer, the colorist, and more.
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:
S1 E1 – Travis and Colby
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.
Filed under: The Yarn
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 email@example.com, or follow him on Twitter: @100scopenotes.
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