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More Yarn! Chris Grabenstein: Mr. Lemoncello’s Library Olympics Unraveled

We’re continuing our 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 Chris Grabenstein talking about Mr Lemincello’s Library Olympics. If you’re not sure how to download a podcast to your phone, allow Ira Glass and his friend […]

Completing the Hervé Tullet Interview Trilogy

Swim, books, swim! I’ve interviewed Hervé Tullet via drawing: I’ve interviewed Hervé Tullet via writing: And, as of today, I’ve interviewed Hervé Tullet via audio. In the latest episode of The Yarn, Tullet talks about his groundbreaking work, Press Here, as well as follow-ups Mix it Up and Let’s Play. We also debut our brand-new […]

All the Way LIVE: The Yarn with Kate DiCamillo @ ALA Annual

The Yarn is as un-live as it gets. We edit, we add, we move stuff around (then move it back) – the show is the opposite of spontaneous. But maybe we don’t know what we’re missing? Colby Sharp and I are pleased to announce that we’re going to find out. At the American Library Association […]

More Yarn! Lindsay Eagar: Hour of the Bees Unraveled

We’re continuing our 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 debut author Lindsay Eagar talking about Hour of the Bees. If you’re not sure how to download a podcast to your phone, allow Ira Glass and his […]

More Yarn! Salina Yoon: Be a Friend Unravelled

We’re continuing our 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 Salina Yoon talking about Be a Friend. Giveaway time! We are giving away a signed copy of Be a Friend. Click here to enter. If you’re not sure […]

More Yarn! Rebecca Stead: Goodbye Stranger Unravelled

We’re continuing our 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 Rebecca Stead talking about Goodbye Stranger. Giveaway time! We are giving away a signed copy of Goodbye Stranger. Click here to enter. If you’re not sure how to download […]

More Yarn! Gary D. Schmidt: Orbiting Jupiter Unravelled (Part 2)

Last week I shared the first part of our interview with Gary D. Schmidt talking about Orbiting Jupiter. This week we have the conclusion. Hear Gary talk about: his interpretation of the Orbiting Jupiter cover. his love of the typewriter. why Anita Silvey yelled at him. his admiration for the writing bravery of Kate DiCamillo. Giveaway […]

More Yarn! Gary D. Schmidt: Orbiting Jupiter Unravelled

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

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

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

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 […]