For Episode 307 of the All the Wonders podcast, Matthew Holm, Babymouse co-creator and now co-author of Marvin and the Moths, stops by to talk about drawing on the horrors of the middle school experience, humor as a social function, and the idea that you don’t tell a story, you find it.
Over the course of 12 years writing Marvin and the Moths, Matt and I went through countless revisions, getting the characters and the plot of the book just right. It was an exhilarating but exhausting experience. So, when Scholastic Audio bought the rights to produce the audiobook, we were excited, not just because it was another medium for the Marvin tale, but also because the narrative would provide an entirely new dimension to the characters that we created.
For the first time, we would hear the characters speak! For this task, in coordination with our audio producer, we selected for the book narrator the award-winning actor Ramón de Ocampo whose work includes more than a hundred audiobooks — like the bestselling Diary of A Wimpy Kid series. Ramon did an incredible voicing the numerous, zany character that inhabit Butcherville — from mutant moths to incompetent bureaucrats to sinister corporate overlords. And Ramon even sang the songs that were written into the text. Who could ask for more?
You have to hear the Marvin and the Moths audiobook, which is now available on Audible. It's an unabridged, 6 hours and 46 minutes of fun and mayhem. Listen to a free chapter from the audiobook here.
Watch the Official Book Trailer for Marvin and the Moths, the new book by Matthew Holm and Jonathan Follett!
Matthew Holm and Jonathan Follett join Lucas Turnbloom (“Dream Jumper”) and Tom Racine on Episode 245 of Tall Tale Radio to talk about their life-long friendship, how they came up with the crazy idea for "Marvin and the Moths" and worked on it for 10 years, and share one of the coolest “Battle of the Bands” stories you’ll ever hear.