MATTHEW HOLM was born and raised in the suburbs of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and has been drawing comics since he was in middle school. With his sister, Jennifer, Matthew created the graphic novel series Babymouse and Squish. He lives in Portland, Oregon.
Kidnote: Graphix Con
On Friday, Aug. 30, the Decatur Recreation Center will host its own version of a graphic novel convention. This special DBF Kidnote program will feature activity stations where kids can draw and storyboard their own graphic novels. Featured author-presenters for the Kidnote Graphix Con are Kristen Gudsnuk, Matt Holm, Tui Sutherland, and Ru Xu.
As of Aug. 23, Kidnote tickets are still available at Georgia Center for the Book (Decatur Library) and the following independent booksellers: Charis Books and More, Eagle Eye Books, Little Shop of Stories, and Tall Tales Book Shop. Click HERE for online tickets. If the Eventbrite ticket inventory sells out again, be sure to check with our independent bookstore partners!
Justin Colussy-Estes is the manager of Little Shop of Stories, a children’s bookstore in Decatur, Georgia.
Swing It, Sunny!
Summer’s over and it’s time for Sunny Lewin to enter the strange and unfriendly hallways of . . . middle school. When her Gramps calls her from Florida to ask how she’s doing, she always tells him she’s fine. But the truth? Sunny is NOT having the best time. Not only is the whole middle school thing confusing . . . but life at home is confusing, too. Sunny misses her brother Dale, who’s been sent to boarding school. But when Dale comes back, she STILL misses him . . . because he’s changed. Luckily Sunny’s got her best friend and a mysterious new neighbor on her side . . . because she is NOT going let all this confusion get her down. Instead, she’s going to remain Sunny-side up!