MATT Joe

MATT Joe

C:\Users\Robert\Documents\CARTOONING ILLUSTRATION ANIMATION\IMAGE OF GROUP\Matt, Brown Seth, Comics Journal, 162, 52_0001.jpg                   Joe Matt (left), Chester Brown, Greogory Gallant (Seth). Comics Journal, 162, October 1993: 52.

“I’m not as bad as I appear in these books. People forget that I write this stuff down and I choose to tell them [only] some things.”                                                    Globe & Mail, 11 Sept. 1993: C1

U.S. born and raised, In 1993 he was a Toronto based cartoonist creating a cartoon story based on his life for the past six years and publishing it in Peepshow. Along the Gregory Gallant (Seth) and Chester Brown two other cartoonists and close friends he formed a group who dedicated themselves to creating autobiographical cartoon stories.

Although the comic books of these three sold in small quantities per issue (3000 – 7000) They attracted mail from across North America, Europe and Asia.

Oliveros owner of Drawn and Quarterly worked on developing a roster of high quality cartoonists. He signed on Joe Matt’s Peepshow. Matt became one of the core artists at Drawn and Quarterly.

While the three friends Gallant, Brown and Matt have all exploited the autobiographical vein of cartoon stories to the maximum both Gallant, and Brown in 1993 were wanting to move away from it into fiction and history.

Joe moved back to the U.S.

In 1996 Oliveros and the Drawn and Quarterly artists were featured guests at the Haarlem Comics Festival in the Netherlands in Europe.

WORK:

CARTOONIST:

BOOK GRAPHIC COLLECTION:

Content:

Peep Show. Kitchen Sink Press, 1991.

BOOK TEXT & GRAPHIC ANTHOLOGY:

Content:

Cartoon jam:

“The Lucky Bastard.” Drawn and Quarterly: Twenty-Five Years …. Drawn & Quarterly, May 2015:

635. A jam session: Panels 1, 4, 7, by Joe Matt; panels 2, 5, 8, by Chester Brown; panels 3, 6, 9, by Gregory Gallant (Seth).

“50 Years down the road”: Drawn and Quarterly: Twenty-Five Years …. Drawn & Quarterly, May

2015: 750. Previously appeared in Comics Journal, 162, October 1993: 53. Self portraits by Joe

Matt, Chester Brown, Gregory Gallant (Seth). See GALLERY below.

ILLUSTRATOR:

BOOK GRAPHIC COLLECTION:

Cover:

Book front & back:

Peep Show. Kitchen Sink Press, 1991.

PERIODICAL GRAPHIC:

Content:

Portrait:”The Jam.” The Jam Urban Adventure: Super Cool Color-injected Turbo Adventure From Hell.1, May 1988: 38.

SOURCE:

Periodical text:

“Seth, Brown, Matt.” Interviewers, Mark Daly & Rich Kreiner. Comics Journal, 162, October 1993: 51-56.

Newspaper:

“Comic actor.” Writ., Cathal Kelly. Globe and Mail, 9 Oct.1999: C20.

“Drawing on painful experience.” Writ., Alan Echenberg. Globe and Mail, 11 Sept.1993: C1.

GALLERY:

C:\Users\Robert\Documents\CARTOONING ILLUSTRATION ANIMATION\IMAGE BY CARTOONIST\M\MATT Joe, The Jam, Turbo Adventure 1, May 1988 fc.jpg Joe Matt draws a portrait of Bernie Mireault’s “The Jammer” The Jam Urban Adventure: Super Cool  Color-injected Turbo Adventure From Hell.1, May 1988: 38.

C:\Users\Robert\Documents\CARTOONING ILLUSTRATION ANIMATION\IMAGE OF GROUP\Matt, Brown Seth, Comics Journal, 162, 52_0002.jpg Left to right: Joe Matt, Chester Brown, Gregory Gallant (Seth) A jam cartoon in which each artist did a self portrait as he expected to be at “50 years down the road”. Comics Journal, 162, October 1993: 53