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818.468.0790
matt@comingupforair.net

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Hi, I’m Matt Forsythe – I’m an illustrator and comic book artist and I live in Los Angeles.

I’m the lead designer on Adventure Time at Cartoon Network.

This is a photo of me with a stuffed penguin.

To contact me, please email me here.

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Selected Clients

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The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Simon & Schuster, Drawn & Quarterly, Chronicle Books, Walrus Magazine, NoBrow Press, Koyama Press

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Selected Awards and Honours

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New York Times Notable Children’s Book of the Year (2011), Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Illustrator’s Award (2012), Quill & Quire Book of the Year (2011 & 2008), Doug Wright Award for Canadian Cartooning, Eisner Comic Book Industry Award nominee, Expozine Award for Best Comic, Society of Illustrators Annual 54

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Selected Books

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Do Not Open (Simon & Schuster, 2013), Jinchalo (D+Q, 2012), Comics Class (Koyama Press, 2011), My Name is Elizabeth (Kids Can, 2011), Nursery Rhyme Comics (First Second, 2011), Ojingogo (D+Q, 2008), Year’s Best Graphic Novels, Comics & Manga (Byron Preiss, 2005), Flight: Volume III (Random House, 2006)

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Selected Reviews

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Do Not Open This Book! (2013)

“Forsythe’s digitally rendered art is hilariously expressive”
Kirkus

Jinchalo (2012)

“Forsythe hardly has a stroke that doesn’t feel vivid like a child’s imagination.”
National Post

“Forsythe here creates a world as strange, intricate and ineffably profound as those in animator Hayao Miyazaki’s films.”
Maclean’s

My Name is Elizabeth (2011)

New York Times Notable Children’s Book of 2011

“Close to perfect.”
The New York Times

“You don’t have to be named Elizabeth to love this book.”
Chicago Tribune

“This debut picture-book offering from Dunklee and Forsythe is close enough to perfect in its tone, pacing and interplay between words and pictures: Wonderful.”
-Kirkus Reviews

“Matthew Forsythe’s spare pen-and-ink drawings are splendid.”
-Salon.com

“Forsythe’s illustrations are nothing short of superb.”
-Canadian Children’s Book News

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Selected Exhibitions

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“The Original Art of Children’s Book Illustration,” The Society of Illustrators – 2013
Speaker, Leacock Festival, Orillia – 2012
“Rayguns and Robots” – LTD Gallery, Seattle, Washington – 2012
“Canadian Children’s Book Exhibit”, Musée de Beaux Arts, Montreal, 2012
“Graphic Novels Without Words” – The Collection Gallery, UK – 2010
“The Last Match” – Touring Exhibition: Riga, Lisbon, Leipzig – 2010
Ojingogo Book Launch – Angouleme, France – 2009
Ojingogo Book Launch – Gothenburg Book Fair, Sweden – 2009
“Totoro Art Show”, Pixar Studios, Emeryville, California – 2008

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(Photo: Noémi Eletu)

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