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Friday, 27 September 2019

TAC Grant for ORNETTE SPEAKS!


So thrilled I just found out the TAC (Toronto Arts Council) has approved a grant for my next book! "Ornette Speaks" is a graphic novel that adapts avantgarde jazz saxophonist Ornette Coleman (1930-2015)'s spoken words to comic book form. It will employ both photo-based and free-form spontaneous artwork to reflect Ornette's experimentation and innovation within which he celebrated the joy of musical improvisational art.




Thursday, 22 August 2019

"ROTHKO: A Comic Strip Memoir"also on BiblioBoard!

Wow! My recent book, "ROTHKO: A Comic Strip Memoir" is also on BiblioBoard!




"WHAT IS MEDITATION?" now on BiblioBoard!

My book (graphic novel), "What is Meditation?" , is now available in Indie Ontario, a collection of books from local indie authors available exclusively on the BiblioBoard Library mobile and web platform. This collection is available to patrons of participating libraries all across your state/region. That’s right, my book is now available with just one click of a button to thousands of new readers in your state/region!



Sunday, 21 July 2019

ORNETTE SPEAKS - my upcoming graphic novel mentioned by Ted Gioia on Twitter!

So excited! Author Ted Gioia, whose book "How to Listen to Jazz" changed my life, has mentioned my upcoming graphic novel on jazz saxophone giant Ornette Coleman on Twitter! :)



Wednesday, 22 May 2019

ROTHKO available!



Inspired by the life of abstract expressionist painter Mark Rotkho—known for his “colour field” paintings—each episode is a four panel gag strip à-la-Peanuts, using the diagrammatic vocabulary of black and white cartoons to explore Rothko’s complex personality and achievements with irony, compassion and wit.


Where else could you find Rothko teaching kids how to make a dog out of clay, hitting on women at parties and drinking, smoking and listening to Mozart?  Tragedy, ecstasy and doom were the ingredients Rothko recommended for every great painting… whether you love his work or hate it, this book presents a light-handed yet heavy-hitting contemplation of the forces that shaped Rothko, the role of art in our lives and the legacy we leave behind.


Matthew Brown’s previous book from Éditions TRIP Comix released at TCAF last year was “WHAT IS MEDITATION? And Why Should I Do It?,” with an introduction by Chester Brown.


Please send a message to get this cute volume (same size as the old "Garfield" comic collections) for the super affordable price of $10 + postage!

Wednesday, 8 May 2019

ROTHKO launching at TCAF!


ROTHKO--exploring the tragic, ecstatic life of Abstract Expressionist painter Mark Rothko in 4-panel chapters a-la Charles Schulz's Peanuts--is here!  Please drop by the Éditions Trip Comix table at TCAF (Toronto Comic Arts Festival) this weekend at Table 138... I'll be there between about 12:30 and 2pm on Sat. May 11, and all day on Sun. May 12!  Or, shoot me a message if you'd like to order a copy!  Super-excited... the book looks great and will make a nice addition to your collections of Garfield strips or mid-century American abstract art coffee table books!
My email - teacherintherye@hotmail.com


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Friday, 5 April 2019

ROTHKO coming soon!

My next book ROTHKO if off to the printers today! To be released by Editions TRIP at TCAF 2019! (Toronto Comic Arts Festival.) May 11-12. Hope to see you there!



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