Thursday, August 2, 2007

Jenni's new book: Middle School Is Worse Than Meatloaf

My sister's new book, Middle School Is Worse Than Meatloaf: A Year Told Through Stuff, is finally out! Even though it just hit the shelves (July 24, 2007, pub. date), the funny thing is, it's been in the works longer than Babymouse. I contributed 3 cartoons to Meatloaf, which I drew before Babymouse was even a scribble on a napkin. The drawings are ostensibly from the protagonist's older brother.

I lucked out with only having to do those 3 'toons; Elicia Castaldi is the one who had to tear her hair out illustrating the whole thing, which is a massive collection of trompe l'oeil artifacts (notes, report cards, IMs, school assignments, bank statements, etc.). You can get a sense of it from the cover alone:

Book cover of Middle School Is Worse Than Meatloaf: A Year Told Through Stuff by Jennifer L. Holm

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