Matthew Holm and Jonathan Follett met in middle school, where they started a rock band that rarely left Matt’s basement.

Many years later, they’re still close friends (and not entirely recovered from the traumas of middle school). Matt is an award-winning illustrator and frequent collaborator with his sister, Jennifer L. Holm, on graphic novels like the New York Times bestseller Sunny Side Up and the Babymouse and Squish series. Jon is a user experience designer and an internationally published expert on information design and emerging technologies.

Despite living on separate coasts, Matt and Jon still collaborate on creative projects together, proving that the bonds forged in middle school can never be broken.