Friday, 15 July 2022

Matthew Brown Book Sale!


Original edition hard copies of ORNETTE SPEAKS, ARCHITECTURE DEPARTMENT, THE CLIFF, WHAT IS MEDITATION?, ROTHKO and DOESBURG available for very reasonable prices. Signed! Free rarity included with every purchase! Treat yourself to homecooked quests in comics form from a Toronto-born, world-traveled writer/artist with an uncompromising vision and a cute penguin. Message me if interested! Email:

ORNETTE SPEAKS: Adapting the avantgarde saxophone genius's spoken words into a kaleidoscopic comics blowout. 

ARCHITECTURE DEPARTMENT: Lambastes the architectural education process, showcases the end of the world and the origin of the bagel. 

THE CLIFF: Epic story of Mutt Blue's estrangement from his home kingdom, descent into a mysterious world of lovers, friends and enemies, apprenticeship to detective Poopsie the Penguin and solution of a murder in Varanasi. 

WHAT IS MEDITATION? Chronicles the author's life before, during and after learning meditation and self-healing techniques. Runs through brief quirky bios of Buddha, Lao Tzu, modern masters and interviews two living meditation teachers in comics form. 

ROTHKO: A comic strip a-la-Peanuts about the depressive genius whose luminous "colour square" paintings emit the divine... but do they rescue us from melancholy? Plus some funny bits. 

Tuesday, 22 March 2022

on:LINE Magazine Comics Anthology #2 is here!

Very excited to see the second issue of on:LINE Magazine come out, edited by Naomi Reid and Adam Reich and published by Ambient Zero Publications!  

Featuring hot new work by poetic, surreal, experimental, confessional, underground, hilarious, heartrending and talented comic book artists Naomi Reid, Adam Reich, Sandra Mizumoto Posey, Dr. Minzz, Vince Mancuso, Jennifer Herbert, Charles Hackbarth, Claudio Ghirardo and Matthew Brown! DOWNLOAD FOR FREE.

Thursday, 10 March 2022

DOESBURG is here!


I’m very happy to announce that my new book DOESBURG is now available as hard copy or eBook via Amazon Kindle. Or if you would like a personal signed copy, please let me know! 

My email address is

Exploring the painting, design and architecture of Theo Van Doesburg (1883-1931), founder of the modernist De Stijl movement – using the artist’s explosive words and images in a surreal comics documentary format – Matthew Brown continues the fragmentary, poetic graphic novel style he pioneered in ORNETTE SPEAKS, ROTHKO and WHAT IS MEDITATION 

Also containing forays into human anatomy and remembered song lyrics from Joy Division, The Beatles, Billie Holliday and David Bowie, plus a remarkable assortment of icons and oddities.

Wednesday, 15 September 2021

"Graphic Influence" launched on ComiXology!

My exploration of the subliminal images which romp through my comics subconsciousness is now live on ComiXology...

Check it out!

"on:LINE Magazine" launched on ComiXology!

 "on:LINE Comics Anthology" is now live on ComiXology!

Featuring Claudio Ghirardo, Naomi Reid, Jack Ruttan, Adam Reich, Terence Cheng, Marc Cohen, Charles Hackbarth and some guy named Matthew Brown... check it out.

Thursday, 22 July 2021

on:LINE Magazine - Comics Anthology - free to all!


on:LINE Magzine #1

New comics anthology with work by Matthew Brown, Terence Cheng, Marc Cohen, Claudio Ghirardo, Charles Hackbarth, Adam Reich, Naomi Reid and Jack Ruttan! First issue of on:LINE Magazine is completely free! Download at this link:

or email me for your pdf eBook:


Friday, 7 May 2021

Exhibiting at TCAF - Toronto Comic Arts Festival, 2021

Here are some promo videos for my two latest books, debuting at the online Toronto Comic Arts Festival, 2021 - running from May 8-15, plus a short tour of my work space!

This short promo video introduces my book "Graphic Influence" and explains how during lockdown I hunted through my bookshelves for the comics which shaped me, including Star Wars, Daredevil and Peanuts -- and how I used my impressions of modern and ancient architecture as a backdrop and put the whole thing in a poetic, surreal and continuous mixtape landscape.

This is a short promo video introduces my book "Ornette Speaks" and explains who Ornette Coleman was, how I got the inspiration to do a comic about him, and how my working approach was influenced by Ornette and free jazz.

This is a short promo video shows my workspace, with page 108 from my latest book PENGUIN DETECTIVE, "The Case of No Case" on the drawing board!
More work in progress can be seen on my Instagram.

If any of this work tickles your fancy, please feel free to check out my books on Amazon!