Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Tune in tomorrow!

What happens when Babymouse meets the Lunch Lady ... ?


Find out tomorrow at The Summer Book Club!


Tune in at 5pm EDT to Sirius XM Kidsplacelive to hear my brother Matt and I chat about Babymouse and Squish with the incredible Jarrett Krosoczka and Absolutely Mindy!


p.s. And thanks for making my hair look so fabulous, Jarrett! (It doesn't look like that in real life. Trust me.)




Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Bookday!

Today is BABYMOUSE FOR PRESIDENT's "bookday!"
This is the 16th Babymouse book! Which, of course, is still mind-boggling. Our little mouse had very humble beginnings as you can see below.

Early Babymouse sketch by Matt Holm



We've learned a lot making Babymouse: That we love Sharpies, restickable gluesticks, and scanners that don't break. That it's never a good idea to put a water bottle in your computer bag. And that we need a copyeditor to make sure Babymouse always has a tail (yes, there is an "Official Tail-Checker".)


But, mostly, we've learned that it takes a team who believes in you. So, many thanks to the whole gang at Random House Childrens' Books (we're looking at you, Shana Corey and Cathy Goldsmith!) We couldn't make Babymouse--or Squish!--without you. 


Last but not least, a heartfelt thanks to our readers. You make us get out of bed in the morning ... and sometimes stay up late working all night.

Cupcakes for everyone!


--Jenni & Matt


p.s. Hope to see you at Comic-con!

Friday, July 6, 2012

There will be cosplay!


Team Babymouse will be easy to spot this year on the convention floor at SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON because  ...



... we will be wearing costumes designed by the fabulous Alette Mahler who is a costume designer for the Peninsula Youth Theatre!

Here's the full schedule of where we'll be. Come by and say "hi" (or "typical"!)

Thursday, July 12th
3:00 – 4:00 p.m.
 “GRAPHIC NOVELS: THE BOOKSTORE CROWD” PANEL
Location: Room 23ABC
Details: The comics world looks at "mainstream comics" as the superhero crowd. But the real mainstream comics and graphic novels are in bookstores and created by a whole different crowd, one that lacks, for the most part, capes, powers, and spandex. Comics journalist Tom Spurgeon (comicsreporter.com) talks to Comic-Con special guests about their popular graphic novels that appeal to a more diverse audience in bookstores all over the world. 
Moderator: Tom Spurgeon, Comics Reporter
Panelists: Kate Beaton (Hark! A Vagrant), Alison Bechdel (Are You My Mother?: A Comic Drama), Brecht Evens (The Wrong Place), Jennifer L. Holm and Matthew Holm (Squish, Babymouse), Nate Powell (Any Empire), Jason Shiga (Empire State: A Love Story)

4:30 – 5:00 p.m.
RH BOOTH SIGNING
Location: RH Booth #1515 
Details: We will be signing Babymouse for President and assorted Babymouse/Squish backlist. ARCs of SQUISH #4: CAPTAIN DISASTER and the exclusive SDCC poster will also available for signing.

Friday, July 13th
4:30 – 5:30 p.m.
AUTHOR SPOTLIGHT—“Babymouse: Inside the Bubble” panel 
Location: Room 8
Details: Babymouse swept onto the comic-book scene in 2005 and now has over 1.6 million copies in print. Join brother-and-sister team, Matthew & Jennifer Holm (Babymouse, Squish) as they discuss how they create their critically-acclaimed graphic novel series Babymouse, and their bestselling pond scum-green series, Squish. Q&A session moderated by Scott Robins (A Parent's Guide to the Best Kids' Comics). 

6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
AUTOGRAPH AREA SIGNING
Location: Autograph Area, Table AA08

Saturday, July 14th
5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
“Transforming Super-Powered Comic Book Readers into Comic Book Writers” PANEL
Location: Room 26AB 
Details: Panelists discuss the skills and rituals used to produce graphic novels and how educators can guide comic book readers to become comic book writers.
Moderator: Dr. Meryl Jaffe (Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth OnLine division, Teaching Content Area Graphic Novels)
Panelists: Joe Kelly (Deadpool, Uncanny X-Men, Action Comics, JLA, I Kill Giants), Jimmy Gownley (Shades of Gray, Amelia Rules), Jennifer and Matthew Holm (Babymouse, Squish), John Hogan (editor, Graphic Novel Reporter), Dr. Katie Monin (University of N. Florida, Teaching Graphic Novels), Dr. James Bucky Carter (UTEl Paso, Building Literacy Connections with Graphic Novels, Super Powered Word Study)

Sunday, July 15th
Today is Kids’ Day!
10:00 – 10:45 a.m.
RANDOM HOUSE BOOTH SIGNING
Location: RH Booth #1515 


Thursday, July 5, 2012

It's the start of the election season and you know what that means ...

Presidential cupcakes, that is!




Babymouse is announcing her official candidacy on July 10th!  (And will also be pubbing  that day, too!)

p.s. Shhh ... that's a sneak peek of the new Babymouse plush doll from the fabulous folks at Merrymakers


p.p.s. Expect to see those awesome campaign buttons on the convention floor at SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON where Team Babymouse will be special guests! I will be updating with our full schedule in a few days, so stay tuned!