Thursday, 31 January 2019

FEAR ITSELF: Matthew Brown's Comix from 1988-2008 now available on Amazon-Comixology!

My collection of comics stories from high school to architecture school FEAR ITSELF, handsomely collected by Editions TRIP is now available on Amazon-Comixology as an ebook!

"FEAR ITSELF: Collected Strips from 1988-2008
Early stories and illustrations featuring Poopsie the Penguin, Honky the Pig, Rebecca Nurse, the King and other characters from THE CLIFF universe--as well as the cast of "Peanuts" spouting Buddhist sutras, plus high school musings on sex and death. Explores themes in Buddhism."

Wednesday, 23 January 2019

WHAT IS MEDITATION? now available in Indie Ontario

Exciting news! My 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 our region. That’s right, MEDITATION is now available with just one click of a button to thousands of new readers in our region!

Link to the Book

Saturday, 19 January 2019

ROTHKO and PENGUIN DETECTIVE Live Reading Preview!

Matthew Brown reads from two graphic novels with improvised music by Mikhial Gurarie, Adam Reich and Paul Swoger-Ruston! ROTHKO (due to be published by Editions TRIP of Montreal in May) details the life of abstract painter Mark Rothko in 4-panel chapters a-la-"Peanuts" while PENGUIN DETECTIVE, Book One: "The Case of No Case" explains how Poopsie the Penguin first washed up on the shores of Moronto and eventually became a private detective.

Two very different books, but both share a keen eye for life's profligate irony, beauty and humour in lush black and white with atmospheric music. Thrills guaranteed for all! Plus great coffee and baked goods.

Thursday, 3 January 2019


Please join us for a live reading of my graphic novel "WHAT IS MEDITATION? And Why Should I Do It?" accompanied by musicians Mikhial Gurarie (bass), Adam Reich (percussion/atmospheres) and Paul Swoger-Ruston (guitar) at beautiful intimate venue The Dock On Queen, (932 Queen St E, Toronto, ON M4M 1J5) at 8pm-10pm on Sat. Feb. 23!  Super excited.

Includes why I started meditation, interviews with masters Ed Muzika and Fred Prack, helpful pointers, plus dramatic avantgarde and funny artwork!  There is no other event or comic book like this.  A good time is guaranteed for all!