Interview: Matthew Holm
On July 22nd through 24th, while attending San Diego International Comic-Con, I ran around to as many of my favorite kids comics creators as I could and asked them all the exact same questions. Keep in mind, exhibit halls are crazy loud and crazy busy, so there is a lot of background noise. Let me know in the comments if you have trouble hearing anything and I’ll translate for you.
Matthew Holm and his sister Jennifer create one of the bestselling graphic novel series in the country. (Heck, Babymouse may be one of the bestselling series series in the country.) Not content with fifteen books (A Very Babymouse Christmas is available now), Team Holm has begun a second series, this one about a green amoeba named Squish.
I caught Matthew during his shift at the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund booth, where he was signing posters and doing sketches in support of the work the CBLDF does.
Books mentioned in this video:
- The Complete Peanuts, by Charles M. Schulz
- The Complete Calvin and Hobbes, by Bill Waterson
- The Bloom County Library, by Berkeley Breathed
- Hereville: How Mirka Got Her Sword, by Barry Deutch (see Barry’s interview here)
- Lord of the Rings, by J.R.R. Tolkien
Click to see the interview with Jennifer L. Holm.
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About Eva Volin
Eva Volin is the Supervising Children's Librarian for the Alameda Free Library in California. She has written about graphic novels for such publications as Booklist, Library Journal, ICv2, Graphic Novel Reporter, and Children & Libraries. She has served on several awards committees including the Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards, the Michael L. Printz Award, and the Isotope Award for Excellence in Mini-Comics. She served on YALSA's Great Graphic Novels for Teens committee for three years and is currently serving on ALSC's Notable Books for Children committee.
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