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Artist Biography

Matt Furie

Matt Furie was born in Columbus, Ohio in 1979 and graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University in Delaware in 2001. A Leo, he enjoys long walks in the park, bubble baths, and an occasional glass of wine. He currently lives in San Francisco.

Matt Furie’s drawings come from a mix of child-like enchantment and momentary adult situations. His self proclaimed “children’s book illustrations for adults” combines traditional and modern mark-making for his ripe, cartoon-inspired characters. Last year he was awarded best Visual Artist by the San Francisco Bay Guardian in the 20th annual Goldie awards. He has exhibited extensively in the USA and Europe, his comic book series “Boy’s Club” is published by Buenaventura press. In 2012 McSweeney’s published Matt’s first children’s book, ‘The Night Riders’, a wordless tale about the adventures of two best friends, a frog and a rat.