Matthew Holm grew up in Pennsylvania, the youngest of five children spanning 18 years. Matt developed an early interest in drawing as his older siblings passed down old comics, including Peanuts, Dr. Seuss, and books about outer space. Holm studied English nonfiction writing at Pennsylvania State University, taking art classes as well. With his sister, Jennifer Holm, he has created the graphic novel series Babymouse and Squish. Prior to working on Babymouse, Holm spent eight years writing for Country Living Magazine. His freelance work has included science writing (which he also put to use in the Squish series).