Matthew in front of some of his Cranbrook thesis show work
Please tell us a little about your education.
A bachelor's in graphic design from Herron School of Art (Indianapolis) and a masters in the same from Cranbrook Academy of Art (Bloomfield Hills, but really near Detroit) and a few wallops on the head from life in the form of hard knockin'.
What is the focus of your creative research?
History, pop culture, portraiture and politics. A smattering of poetry and lyric dreamer luftmensch-ness and a pinch of humor.
What courses have you taught?
Page Design, Web Design, Digital Illustration, Minicomics
Please share some books and/or peridicals and/or links to sites that inspire you.
Bill Bryson's a Short History on Nearly Everything, fark.com, televisionwithoutpity.com, Collected Poems by Frank O'Hara, anything written during the Roman / Byzantine time