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 prestigious adult magazine Walrus. He has participated in the North Wing Project. For Ojinogo, 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. He has also participated in the North Wing Project..
Content novel & Cover book front & back:
Ojinogo. Drawn and Quarterly, Sept. 2008.
Jinchalo. Drawn and Quarterly, Feb. 2012. Edition 013/200.
Content story & Cover book front & back:
Comics Class. Koyama Press, 2011.
BOOK TEXT & GRAPHIC ANTHOLOGY:
Drawn and Quarterly: Twenty-Five Years …. Drawn & Quarterly, May 2015: Excerpt from Jinchalo: 496-497.
Canadian Notes & Queries, 99, Spring 2017: “The North Wing: Selections from the Lost Library of CanLit Graphic Novels: Episode Nineteen: Dennis Lee’s Alligator Pie as Adapted by Matt Forsyth”: 32-33.
Jinchalo Book Launch. Silk screen. Drawn and Quarterly, 2012.
Ojinogo. Drawn and Quarterly, Sept. 2008: “Matthew Forsyth”: Back cover.
Jinchalo. Drawn and Quarterly, Feb. 2012. Edition 013/200: “Matthew Forsyth”: Back cover.
Canadian Notes & Queries, 99, Spring 2017: 32.
Canadian Notes & Queries, 99, Spring 2017: 33.