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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.

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.