Tuesday, August 14, 2018

SDCC - BabyMouse: Tales From the Locker - Matthew Holm Interview


Photo Credit: Studio Saint James

Matthew Holm is the New York Times-bestselling author and illustrator of more than 35 books for children. Together with his sister, author Jennifer L. Holm, he co-created the graphic novel series Babymouse and Squish, and raised the profile of the graphic novel in children’s literature. With a combined total of 2.8 million copies sold in all formats, both Babymouse and Squish have become staples on classroom and library shelves across the country, and have enticed even the most reluctant readers into reading for pleasure. The Holms have also collaborated on the My First Comics board books for beginning readers and the New York Times bestseller Sunny Side Up. Matthew recently released his first middle-grade novel, Marvin and the Moths, co-written with Jonathan Follett.

Matthew enjoys speaking at schools, libraries, and conferences across the country and around the world, and has been doing this both solo, and jointly with his sister. His enthusiasm for his profession and the books he has created acts as a wonderful catalyst for discussion about the literary world and the role that graphic novels play in it, as well as entertains and encourages children to become lovers of reading.

Matthew currently lives in Portland, Oregon, with his wife and dog.

      


For Babymouse, middle school is like a monster movie. You can never be sure who s a friend and who's an enemy, and the halls are filled with mean-girl zombies. Instead of brains, the zombies hunger for stuff the perfect wedge sandals or the right shade of sparkly lip gloss and they expect everyone to be just like them. 

But Babymouse doesn't want to fit in she wants to stand out! So she joins the film club to write and direct a sweeping cinematic epic. Will making the film of her dreams turn into a nightmare?


“Engaging and contemporary, the Holms’ second volume is able to touch upon such important issues as online stranger danger and smartphone burnout without resorting to preachiness. #readthisnow” —Kirkus Review, starred review

Praise for LIGHTS, CAMERA, MIDDLE SCHOOL!

“A smooth transition into a fresh format that should both resonate with existing fans and entice new ones.” —Kirkus Reviews

“Babymouse’s bravado and wild romps of imagination (captured in boisterous comics sequences) keep the spotlight directly on her.” —Publishers Weekly

“You can practically hear legions of delighted fans chorus along as [Babymouse] delivers her signature response: ‘Typical!'” —Booklist

Praise for BABYMOUSE

“Move over, Superman, here comes Babymouse!” —Chicago Sun-Times

“Nobody puts Babymouse in the corner.” —Horn Book Magazine, Starred review


Matthew Holm with JBN Journalist, Rachel Litfin.

THE JBN TEAM INTERVIEW WITH MATTHEW HOLM
JOURNALIST: RACHEL LITFIN

LOCATION: COMIC CON, SAN DIEGO, CA

Video/Audio/Edit: James Vallesteros (@jamesvallesteros)

JENNIFER L. HOLM - AUTHOR - CO-CREATOR:
Jennifer L. Holm is a New York Times bestselling children’s author and the recipient of three Newbery Honors for her novels Our Only May Amelia, Penny From Heaven, and Turtle in Paradise. Jennifer collaborates with her brother, Matthew Holm, on two graphic novel series—the Eisner Award-winning Babymouse series and the bestselling Squish series. She lives in California with her husband and two children. 
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