Monday, 28 May 2018


These are some of the comments have come in from readers of the "WHAT IS MEDITATION?" graphic novel... I am delighted and grateful for them!

"Yes, it is interesting how books can show up and change your life in a way.... I loved both interviews! Self-awareness is a powerful tool that can turn around our perspective of life.... I enjoyed reading it and looking at it. Your drawings can help the descriptions of the experiences that you or others lived through meditation.

W. Daniel Reyes Corral (PhD Candidate - Redpath Museum, McGill University, Montréal, Québec)

"What an amazing document you have created!  You did an expert job of combining a wealth of detailed information about meditation, a most engaging story about your own spiritual journey, and the delightful drawings readers have come to expect in your work.

·         The two interviews are in-depth studies of meditation that would offer new insights to experienced practitioners.
·         Your own journey is fascinating to explore. You really put yourself out there, Matthew, with candid assessments of your life struggles and triumphs. I believe that your experiences and frank sharing will be of great help to many readers.
·         Your skill in drawing is certainly on view in this book. On page 23 for example, the face of Edward Muzika, your face, the female figure, and the swirling paths…make a stunning combination. That whole section from pages 23-43 is so visually compelling. You depict so much “soul” with a few lines—in the faces of Muktananda, Muzika, your own.
·         I stared at the nine frames on p. 48 for a long time. Just wonderful!

And there are so many more examples. No one has ever seen a graphic novel like this before.  I keep thinking about the hundreds of hours, working alone, creating all this. You can be very proud."

- Janet Glasspool (Former Director of Education - Bluewater District School Board, Ontario)

Sunday, 13 May 2018

"WHAT IS MEDITATION?" has launched! TCAF 2018 - It's a wrap

"WHAT IS MEDITATION?" has launched! TCAF 2018 - It's a wrap. We had fun... Chester Brown and Fred Prack dropped by... met some great people. The actual book is finally here!
You can still order one...will start sending them out soon! Quyen and I are expecting a baby any moment so it may take a while! Please email me if you'd like to add your order! :)

Marc Tessier​ and I trying to look serious with the beautiful book that is finally here and ready for all... thanks for the help of Richard Brown​, Rolly Brown​, Chester Brown (not related) for proofreading it and graphic designer Bora Tekogul for his awesome "Matthew Brown" font!