mattforsythe

lead designer on adventure time and I make books.
Illustrating this story, All Gold Canyon, by Jack London.

Illustrating this story, All Gold Canyon, by Jack London.

Brilliant new in the mail today from Pascal Girard, called The Adolescents. Published by Milles Putois. (Taken with Instagram)

Brilliant new in the mail today from Pascal Girard, called The Adolescents. Published by Milles Putois. (Taken with Instagram)

Upcoming Events: Ottawa Public Library and Leacock Festival

These days, I’m finishing up illustrating this really fun picture book called, Do Not Open, with the amazing people at Simon & Schuster NY. This gator is in that book!

As I hurtle towards this deadline, I will also be doing a couple exciting cartooning events in Ontario.

Ottawa Public Library - Monday, 8 July
Kids’ Drawing Workshop (10am)
This is where me and a bunch of 6-7 year olds will make coloured shapes on postcards. I’ll do line-art and then they send the rad artwork to their pen pals in Brussels. (I always imagine pen pals to live in Belgium for some reason).

Comics Making Workshop (2pm)
(10-11 year olds) Juxtaposition is not only a fun word to say but it is also the engineer who drives the comics train. Take a picture from a magazine. Take a line from your favourite book. Paste them together onto the same piece of paper. This is the poetic effect of juxtaposition.

Leacock Festival - Tuesday, 17 July
I’m rushing to finish (read: “start”) reading Sunshine Sketches in time for this short talk with the legendary Playboy cartoonist, Doug Sneyd; who is a Mariposa-native.
More info here.

Risk Assessment. 

Client: Kelly OCG.

Risk Assessment.

Client: Kelly OCG.

I am doing up a limited edition 13 x 19” print of this robot garden image for the Rayguns & Robots group art show in Seattle. 
The opening reception is Saturday June 16, 2012 at 7 PM and the show runs through July 22, 2012. 
The image is from my book, Jinchalo.

I am doing up a limited edition 13 x 19” print of this robot garden image for the Rayguns & Robots group art show in Seattle.

The opening reception is Saturday June 16, 2012 at 7 PM and the show runs through July 22, 2012.

The image is from my book, Jinchalo.


I’m dogsitting this Boston Terrier this week and he’s pretty unbelievable so I had to do a portrait. His name is Mr Cho.

I’m dogsitting this Boston Terrier this week and he’s pretty unbelievable so I had to do a portrait. His name is Mr Cho.

Supermutant Magic Academy Fan Comic.  

I made this fan-fic comic for one of my favourite webcomics ever made - Jillian Tamaki’s Supermutant Magic Academy. 

It’s kind of a reverse nod to the character Everlasting Boy, who might be the only webcomic character who’s actually made me think pretty hard about how I am living my life.

Supermutant Magic Academy Fan Comic.

I made this fan-fic comic for one of my favourite webcomics ever made - Jillian Tamaki’s Supermutant Magic Academy.

It’s kind of a reverse nod to the character Everlasting Boy, who might be the only webcomic character who’s actually made me think pretty hard about how I am living my life.

Someone is bootlegging my design onto these Tshirts. I think it looks pretty good actually? (Taken with instagram)

Someone is bootlegging my design onto these Tshirts. I think it looks pretty good actually? (Taken with instagram)

Here’s my contribution to pro-casserole propaganda. See you at eight!

Here’s my contribution to pro-casserole propaganda. See you at eight!

A book sketch from the providence signing. (Taken with instagram)

A book sketch from the providence signing. (Taken with instagram)

I tweaked this image which I had kicking around. It will be available as an 11x14” print at the Desert Island event on Friday in Brooklyn.

I tweaked this image which I had kicking around. It will be available as an 11x14” print at the Desert Island event on Friday in Brooklyn.

Life drawing last night in Montreal.

Life drawing last night in Montreal.