Born in Toronto in 1976, he studied politics and religion at McMaster University in Hamilton. He has lived and worked in Dublin, Ireland; London, England; and Seoul, South Korea. He presently (2012) lives in Montréal where he works at the National Film Board of Canada and teaches at Concordia University.
His illustrations have appeared in magazines ranging from the children’s magazine Chickadee to the prestigous adult magazine Walrus. For Ojingogo, which began as a webcomic in 2004, he won the 2011 Doug Wright Pigskin Peters Award for best experimental comic and was nominated for an Eisner Award.
Ojinogo. Drawn and Quarterly, Sept. 2008.
Jinchalo. Drawn and Quarterly, Feb. 2012. Edition 013/200.
Comics Class. Koyama Press, 2011.
BOOK TEXT & GRAPHIC ANTHOLOGY:
Excerpt from jinchalo. Drawn and Quarterly: Twenty-Five Years …. Drawn & Quarterly, May 2015: 496-497.
“The North Wing: Selections from the Lost Library of CanLit Graphic Novels: Episode Nineteen: Dennis Lee’s Alligator Pie as Adapted by Matt Forsyth.” Canadian Notes & Queries, 99, Spring 2017: 32-33.
Front & back: Comics Class. Koyama Press, 2011.
Front & back: Ojinogo. Drawn and Quarterly, Sept. 2008
Front & back: Jinchalo. Drawn and Quarterly, Feb. 2012.
Jinchalo Book Launch. Silk screen. Drawn and Quarterly, 2012.
“Matthew Forsyth.” Ojinogo. Drawn and Quarterly, Sept. 2008: Back cover.
“Matthew Forsyth.” Jinchalo. Drawn and Quarterly, Feb. 2012. Edition 013/200: Back cover.