You want help to find structure and focus for your comics project and
you’re not sure how to get it in front of readers once it’s done.
I’m an experienced cartoonist admired for my explorations of the form and history of comics and
I’m here to help you bring your vision to life!
This is who I am why I know I can help you
I’m a cartoonist just like you and have myself faced just about any problem you are likely to be encountering.
But I have two big advantages:
I have 30 years of experience and I have a knack for zeroing in on the nitty gritty of comics language and storytelling. I have worked in many aspects of the independent (and occasionally mainstream) comics industry as well as regular book publishing for going on 25 years.
I’m also a comics teacher who has taught in schools and lead workshops all over the world.
“With a deft editorial hand, Matt helped me find those small tweaks that made a big impact: when to break the panel, boosting the value difference between foreground and background, and identifying things that might trip a reader up.”
Syne Mitchell, Vampire Ex-Boyfriend (synemitchell.com)
“Matt Madden taught me more in one continuing ed class at SVA than I learned in my whole master’s program.”
Mika Song, Donut Feed the Squirrels
“Matt’s clear passion and enthusiasm for the medium helps one get excited about projects, his years of eclectic experience provide surprising insight, and his sincere conversational style yields refreshingly candid conversations about the struggles and joys of making artwork in the modern day.”
Steve Teare, cartoonist for The New Yorker and The Nib