photo credit: Thanh Pham

photo credit: Thanh Pham

About me

I live in Montreal, where I make picture books and comics and design for animation.

I have lived and worked in Dublin, London, Seoul and Los Angeles. My first comic, Ojingogo was nominated for two Eisner awards and a Doug Wright Award. 

I was also the Lead Designer on the animated series, Adventure Time, at Cartoon Network.

Contact

Email me at comingupforair@gmail.com

Instagram: @mattforsythe

For book-related enquiries, please contact Judy Hansen at hansenliterary@msn.com

Selected Awards & Honours

  • 2018 Yamanashi Artist in Residence, Tokyo
  • 2017 Mordecai Richler Writer in Residence, Concordia University
  • 2016 Guest Lecturer, VIA University, Denmark
  • 2014-2105 Emmy Award Honour 
  • 2013 Guest Speaker, Royal College of Art, Leeds 
  • 2013 E.B. White Read Aloud Award
  • 2012 Society of Illustrators Book Illustration 
  • 2011 New York Times Notable Picture Book
  • 2008 Quill & Quire Book of the Year, Ojingogo 
  • 2008 Doug Wright award for Canadian Cartooning
  • 2005 Eisner nominee, Best Digital Comic, Ojingogo
  • 2004 Eisner nominee, Best Digital Comic, Ojingogo

Clients 

New York Times / Wall St Journal / Dreamworks / Netflix / Cartoon Network / Nickelodeon / Netflix / Little Brown / Simon & Schuster / Drawn & Quarterly / Koyama Press / The Walrus / Chronicle Books / Penguin / Random House 

Books 

  • The Brilliant Deep  (Chronicle Books, 2018)
  • The Bad Mood & The Stick* (Little Brown, 2017)
  • The Gold Leaf (Enchanted Lion, 2017)
  • Please Open This Book*  (Simon & Schuster, 2015)
  • Do Not Open This Book* (Simon & Schuster, 2013)
  • My Name is Elizabeth* (Kids Can Press 2011) 
  • Jinchalo (Drawn & Quarterly, 2012)
  • Comics Class (2012, Koyama Press)
  • Ojingogo (Drawn & Quarterly, 2008)