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Jennifer L. and Matthew Holm Papers, undated, 2004-2013

Summary Information
Title: Jennifer L. and Matthew Holm papers
Dates: undated, 2004-2012
Creator: Holm, Matthew and Holm, Jennifer L.
Extent: 7 boxes (5.05 cubic feet)
Language: Collection materials in English
Collection Number: CLRC-2137
Abstract:
This collection consists of art and manuscripts related to graphic novels created by Jennifer L. and Matthew Holm.

Repository: University of Minnesota. Children's Literature Research Collections.

Access and Use
Acquisition Information:

Gift of Holm, Matthew

Access Restrictions:

Collection is open for researchers with no restrictions. Registration with the collection is required. Items in this collection do not circulate and may be used in-house only. Materials will be retrieved from and returned to storage areas by staff members.

Copyright:

Please contact staff regarding copyright status of these materials. Researchers may quote from the collection under fair use provisions of the copyright law (Title 17, U.S. Code).

Preferred Citation:

Jennifer L. and Matthew Holm papers, Children's Literature Research Collection, University of Minnesota Libraries, Minneapolis.


Arrangement

Series titles are arranged numerically, while other publications are arranged alphabetically.


Biographical Sketch

Jennifer L. Holm was born in 1968 in California, but spent most of her childhood in Pennsylvania, where her brother Matthew was born in 1974. The sibling team began collaborating in the early 2000s, when they created the graphic novel series Babymouse , which they followed up with the Squish series. Outside of their work together, Jennifer is also an independent children's author, having received three Newbery Honors for her works Our Only May Amelia , Penny From Heaven , and Turtle in Paradise . She resides in California. Matthew works as a writer, illustrator, and graphic designer in Portland, Oregon.


Collection Scope and Content Note

The collection contains items related to works created by Jennifer and Matthew Holm. The bulk of the collection consists of production materials and artwork for their two graphic novel series Babymouse and Squish . Materials include sketches, layout designs, typescripts, dummies, page proofs, and some correspondence.

Subject Terms
Indexing Terms
  • This collection is indexed under the following headings in the catalog of the University of Minnesota Libraries. Researchers desiring materials about related topics, persons or places should search the catalog using these headings.
  • Holm, Jennifer L.
  • Holm, Matthew
  • Babymouse (Fictitious character) -- Fiction
  • Graphic novels
  • Halloween -- Fiction
  • Imagination -- Fiction
  • Mice -- Fiction
  • Humorous stories
  • Babymouse (Fictitious character) -- Juvenile fiction
  • Mice -- Comic books, strips, etc
  • Halloween -- Comic books, strips, etc
  • Imagination -- Comic books, strips, etc
  • Pets -- Juvenile fiction
  • Pets -- Fiction
  • Cartoons and comics
  • Musicals -- Fiction
  • Theater -- Fiction
  • Animals -- Fiction
  • Schools -- Fiction
  • Babymouse (Fictitious character) -- Comic books, strips, etc. -- Juvenile fiction
  • Musicals -- Comic books, strips, etc
  • Theater -- Comic books, strips, etc
  • Imagination in children -- Comic books, strips, etc
  • Animals -- Comic books, strips, etc
  • Schools -- Comic books, strips, etc
  • Vacations -- Comic books, strips, etc. -- Juvenile fiction
  • Beaches -- Comic books, strips, etc. -- Juvenile fiction
  • Brothers and sisters -- Comic books, strips, etc. -- Juvenile fiction
  • Heroes -- Comic books, strips, etc. -- Juvenile fiction
  • Mice -- Comic books, strips, etc. -- Juvenile fiction
  • Animals -- Comic books, strips, etc. -- Juvenile fiction
  • Vacations -- Fiction
  • Beaches -- Fiction
  • Brothers and sisters -- Fiction
  • Heroes -- Fiction
  • Snowboarding -- Fiction
  • Snowboarding -- Comic books, strips, etc
  • Ball games -- Fiction
  • Fear -- Fiction
  • Popularity -- Juvenile fiction
  • Friendship -- Juvenile fiction
  • Popularity -- Fiction
  • Friendship -- Fiction
  • Graphic novels -- Specimens
  • Children's stories, American
  • Tricks -- Juvenile fiction
  • Practical jokes -- Juvenile fiction
  • Tricks -- Fiction
  • Practical jokes -- Fiction
  • Short stories
  • Drawings
Collection Contents
 Location  Title
 
Babymouse: Queen of the World, 2005 
Box 1
Photocopy of holographs, Typescript corrected, 2004  Box 1 , Folder 1
 
Front matter, page proofs, 2004-2005  Box 1 , Folder 2
 
Page proofs corrected, 2004-2005  Box 1 , Folder 3
 
Page proofs corrected, 2004-2005  Box 1 , Folder 4
 
Jacket proofs, dummies, correspondence, notes, 2004  Box 1 , Folder 5
 
Sketches, pencil: layout thumbnails, 2004 ( 57 items )  Box 4 , Folder 1
 
Holograph, pen and ink, undated ( 35 items )  Box 4 , Folder 2
 
Babymouse: Our Hero, 2005 
Box 1
Holograph, photocopies of holographs, 2004  Box 1 , Folder 6
 
Typescript corrected, page proof corrected, 2004-2005  Box 1 , Folder 7
 
Page proofs, dummy, 2004-2005  Box 1 , Folder 8
 
Dummy photocopy, front matter, jacket proof, correspondence, research, notes, 2004-2005  Box 1 , Folder 9
Box 4
Sketches, pencil: layout thumbnails, 2004 ( 127 items )  Box 4 , Folder 3
 
Holograph, pen and ink, undated ( 47 items )  Box 4 , Folder 4
 
Babymouse: Beach Babe, 2006 
Box 1
Holograph photocopy, typescript, 2005  Box 1 , Folder 10
 
Corrected galley, jacket proofs, dummy, 2005-2006  Box 1 , Folder 11
 
Correspondence, research, 2005  Box 1 , Folder 12
Box 4
Sketches, pencil: layout thumbnails, 2005 ( 77 items )  Box 4 , Folder 5
 
Holograph, pen and ink, undated ( 47 items )  Box 4 , Folder 6
 
Babymouse: Rock Star, 2006 
Box 1
Holograph photocopies, 2005  Box 1 , Folder 13
 
Corrected typescript, front matter, jacket proof, correspondence, 2004-2005  Box 1 , Folder 14
Box 4
Sketches, pencil: layout thumbnails, 2005 ( 89 items )  Box 4 , Folder 7
 
Holograph, pen and ink, undated ( 62 items )  Box 4 , Folder 8
 
Babymouse: Heartbreaker, 2006 
Box 1
Typescript, 2005  Box 1 , Folder 15
 
Corrected typescript, front matter, correspondence, notes, 2005-2006  Box 1 , Folder 16
Box 4
Sketches, pencil: layout thumbnails, 2006 ( 69 items )  Box 4 , Folder 9
 
Holograph, pen and ink, undated ( 53 items )  Box 4 , Folder 10
 
Camp Babymouse, 2007 
Box 2
Holograph photocopies, 2006  Box 2 , Folder 1
 
Typescripts, front matter, correspondence, 2006  Box 2 , Folder 2
Box 4
Sketches, pencil: layout thumbnails, 2006 ( 83 items )  Box 4 , Folder 11
Box 5
Holograph, pen and ink, undated ( 49 items )  Box 5 , Folder 1
 
Babymouse: Skater Girl, 2007 
Box 2
Holograph photocopy, typescript, 2006  Box 2 , Folder 3
 
Corrected typescript, front matter, jacket proof, 2006-2007  Box 2 , Folder 4
 
Correspondence, research, 2006  Box 2 , Folder 5
 
Sketches, pencil: layout thumbnails, 2006 ( 67 items )  Box 5 , Folder 2
 
Holograph, pen and ink, 2006 ( 50 items )  Box 5 , Folder 3
 
Babymouse: Puppy Love, 2007 
Box 2
Holograph photocopies, 2006-2007  Box 2 , Folder 6
 
Typescripts, front matter, correspondence, 2006-2007  Box 2 , Folder 7
Box 5
Sketches, pencil: layout thumbnails, 2007 ( 78 items )  Box 5 , Folder 4
 
Holograph, pen and ink, undated ( 48 items )  Box 5 , Folder 5
 
Babymouse: Monster Mash, 2008 
Box 2
Holograph photocopy, 2007  Box 2 , Folder 8
 
Typescripts, front matter, jacket proofs, 2007  Box 2 , Folder 9
Box 5
Sketches, pencil: layout thumbnails, 2007 ( 77 items )  Box 5 , Folder 6
 
Holograph, pen and ink, undated ( 50 items )  Box 5 , Folder 7
 
Babymouse: The Musical, 2009 
Box 2
Holograph photocopy, typescripts, front matter, 2008  Box 2 , Folder 10
Box 5
Sketches, pencil: layout thumbnails, 2008 ( 70 items )  Box 5 , Folder 8
 
Holograph, pen and ink, undated ( 49 items )  Box 5 , Folder 9
 
Babymouse: Dragonslayer, 2009 
Box 2
Holograph photocopy, typescripts, front matter, jacket proofs, dummy, 2008  Box 2 , Folder 11
Box 5
Sketches, pencil: layout thumbnails, 2008 ( 92 items )  Box 5 , Folder 10
Box 6
Holograph, pen and ink, undated ( 59 items )  Box 6 , Folder 1
 
Babymouse Burns Rubber, 2010 
Box 2
Typescripts, page proof, 2009  Box 2 , Folder 12
 
Dummy, 2009  Box 2 , Folder 13
 
Sketches, pencil: layout thumbnails, 2009 ( 86 items )  Box 6 , Folder 2
 
Holograph, pen and ink, undated ( 46 items )  Box 6 , Folder 3
 
Babymouse: Cupcake Tycoon, 2010 
Box 2
Holograph photocopies, typescripts, 2009  Box 2 , Folder 14
 
Page proof, jacket proof, 2009  Box 2 , Folder 15
 
Dummy, correspondence, 2009  Box 2 , Folder 16
Box 6
Sketches, pencil: layout thumbnails, undated ( 78 items )  Box 6 , Folder 4
 
Babymouse: Mad Scientist, 2011 
Box 2
Holograph photocopy, typescripts, front matter, 2009-2010  Box 2 , Folder 17
 
Page proof, jacket proof, correspondence, 2009-2010  Box 2 , Folder 18
Box 6
Sketches, pencil: layout thumbnails, 2010 ( 66 items )  Box 6 , Folder 5
 
Very Babymouse Christmas, A, 2011 
Box 2
Typescripts, page proof, jacket proof, 2010-2011  Box 2 , Folder 19
Box 6
Sketches, pencil: layout thumbnails, undated ( 85 items )  Box 6 , Folder 6
 
Babymouse for President, 2012 
Box 2
Typescript, page proof, correspondence, 2011-2012  Box 2 , Folder 20
Box 6
Sketches, pencil: layout thumbnails, undated ( 75 items )  Box 6 , Folder 7
 
Extreme Babymouse, 2013 
Box 2
Typescript, page proof, 2011-2012  Box 2 , Folder 21
Box 6
Sketches, pencil: layout thumbnails, 2011 ( 80 items )  Box 6 , Folder 8
 
Happy Birthday, Babymouse, 2013 
Box 3
Page proof, jacket proofs, 2013  Box 3 , Folder 28
Box 7
Sketches, pencil: layout thumbnails, 2012 ( 68 items )  Box 7 , Folder 15
 
Babymouse Promo, undated 
Box 2
Typescript, undated  Box 2 , Folder 22
 
Babymouse Promo, undated 
Note Promo piece for amazon.com
Box 6
Sketches, pen and ink: page layout, undated ( 1 item )  Box 6 , Folder 10
 
Babymouse sketch, 2009 
Note Sketch labeled "For Tomie DePaola's 75th Bday"
Box 6
Drawing, pen and ink, colored pencil; sketches, pencil, 2009 ( 3 items )  Box 6 , Folder 11
 
"Mr. Danders Meets Babymouse," published in Team Cul de Sac: Cartoonists Draw the Line at Parkinsons, 2012 
Note By Matthew Holm, featured in Parkinson's fundraiser anthology
Box 6
Sketches, pencil; Sketches, pen and ink, undated ( 3 items )  Box 6 , Folder 9
 
Eighth Grade is Making Me Sick, 2012 
Note Reference sketch by Jennifer Holm for Matthew Holm's comic featured in her novel
Box 7
Sketches, pen and ink, undated ( 4 items )  Box 7 , Folder 10
 
"Jenni vs. Wonderwoman," published in Horn Book Magazine, 2007 
Box 7
Sketches, pen and ink, undated ( 4 items )  Box 7 , Folder 10
 
"Letters for Kids," published by The Rumpus, undated 
Note Letter by Matthew Holm for therumpus.net's "Letters for Kids" subscription program
Box 7
Correspondence with drawings, pen and ink, undated ( 5 items )  Box 7 , Folder 14
 
"Sam and Pam" published in I Fooled You, 2010 
Note Short story by Matthew Holm for anthology
Box 3
Correspondence, research, notes photocopies, holograph photocopy, dummy, 2007  Box 3 , Folder 26
Box 7
Sketches, pencil; Sketches, pen and ink, undated ( 26 items )  Box 7 , Folder 11
 
Holograph, pen and ink, undated ( 9 items )  Box 7 , Folder 12
 
Squish: Super Amoeba, 2011 
Box 3
Correspondence, holograph photocopies, 2007, undated  Box 3 , Folder 1
 
Typescripts, correspondence, 2009  Box 3 , Folder 2
 
Corrected typescript, 2009  Box 3 , Folder 3
 
Typescript, 2009  Box 3 , Folder 4
 
Holograph photocopy, 2009  Box 3 , Folder 5
 
Corrected holograph, 2009  Box 3 , Folder 6
 
Page proofs, 2009, undated  Box 3 , Folder 7
 
Page proof, 2010  Box 3 , Folder 8
 
Corrected page proof, 2010  Box 3 , Folder 9
 
Corrected page proof, 2010  Box 3 , Folder 10
 
Corrected page proof, jacket proofs, 2010  Box 3 , Folder 11
Box 7
Sketches, pencil: layout thumbnails, 2009 ( 87 items )  Box 7 , Folder 1
 
Sketches, pen and ink, undated ( 25 items )  Box 7 , Folder 2
 
Holograph, pen and ink, undated ( 45 items )  Box 7 , Folder 3
 
Holograph, pen and ink, undated ( 39 items )  Box 7 , Folder 4
 
Sketches, pen and ink: promo and title pages, undated ( 14 items )  Box 7 , Folder 5
 
Squish: Brave New Pond, 2011 
Box 3
Corrected typescript, 2009  Box 3 , Folder 12
 
Correspondence, corrected typescript, 2009-2010  Box 3 , Folder 13
 
Corrected typescript, 2010  Box 3 , Folder 14
 
Typescript, 2010  Box 3 , Folder 15
 
Holograph photocopy, undated  Box 3 , Folder 16
 
Correspondence, corrected holograph, 2010  Box 3 , Folder 17
 
Corrected page proof, 2011  Box 3 , Folder 18
 
Page proof, jacket proof, 2011  Box 3 , Folder 19
Box 7
Sketches, pencil: layout thumbnails, 2010 ( 80 items )  Box 7 , Folder 6
 
Squish: The Power of the Parasite, 2012 
Box 3
Typescript, holograph photocopy, 2011  Box 3 , Folder 20
 
Corrected page proof, jacket proofs, 2011  Box 3 , Folder 21
 
Research, undated  Box 3 , Folder 22
Box 7
Sketches, pencil: layout thumbnails, undated ( 89 items )  Box 7 , Folder 7
 
Squish: Captain Disaster, 2012 
Box 3
Typescript, 2011  Box 3 , Folder 23
 
Page proof, jacket proof, 2012  Box 3 , Folder 24
Box 7
Sketches, pencil: layout thumbnails, undated ( 104 items )  Box 7 , Folder 8
 
Squish: Game On!, 2013 
Box 3
Page proof, 2012  Box 3 , Folder 25
Box 7
Sketches, pencil: layout thumbnails, 2012 ( 64 items )  Box 7 , Folder 9
 
Squish: Fear the Amoeba, 2014 
Box 3
Typescript, 2013  Box 3 , Folder 29
 
Corrected page proof, 2013  Box 3 , Folder 30
Box 7
Sketches, pencil: layout thumbnails, 2013 ( 65 items )  Box 7 , Folder 16
 
Research material, undated 
Box 3
Color scans, undated  Box 3 , Folder 27