Season 1: Sunny Side Up
Episode 1: Introduction/”This Season on The Yarn”
Travis and Colby decided to make a show.
Episode 2: Raina Telgemeier (graphic novel expert)
We talked to Raina 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 it due to my utter confusion when faced with the New York City subway system.
Episode 3: David Leviathan (editor/author)
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.
Episode 4: Phil Falco (cover designer)
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 topics: how trends get started, his first cover, and the process behind the cover for Sunny Side Up.
Episode 5: David Saylor (founder/publisher of Graphix)
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 to start Graphix, and his role in publishing Sunny Side Up.
Episode 6: Lark Pien (cartoonist/colorist)
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.
Episode 7: Matthew Holm (illustrator)
What went into illustrating Sunny Side Up? Matthew Holm interviews himself to find out.
Episode 8: Jennifer Holm (author)
Full disclosure: Colby and Travis did a full interview with Jennifer Holm, only to discover it was unusable (Colby explains that in the intro). Thankfully, we had a plan B – for Matthew Holm to interview his sister. The results of plan B? A much more interesting and revealing look at the making of a very personal book.
(BONUS) Episode 9: Fact or Fiction with Jennifer & Matthew Holm
This episode features outtakes from the interview between Jennifer and Matthew Holm. They talk about people, places, and events from the book and whether they were inspired by real life or not.
Episode 10: Anne Ursu: THE REAL BOY Unravelled
We started a series! Each Unraveller episode with feature an author or illustrator explaining the inspiration behind one of their books. First up, Anne Ursu.