Kindt at the Big Apple Convention, May 21, 2011.
St. Louis, Missouri
|Area(s)||Writer, Penciller, Inker, Colourist|
Kindt was born in 1973 in St. Louis and currently resides in Webster Groves, Missouri. He worked in the local mini-comics scene from a young age, self-publishing his own copyshop zines since 1990. In 1995 he obtained a degree in art from Webster University in St. Louis.
In 2001, Top Shelf Productions published his first full graphic novel, Pistolwhip. The book was critically well-received, nominated for the prestigious Harvey Award the next year and featured in Time Magazine's Top 10 list for Graphic Novels, yet remained in relative obscurity. He has illustrated two Pistolwhip spin-offs (Mephisto and the Empty Box and Pistolwhip 2) and written his own, 300-page graphic novel, Two Sisters, as well as maintaining a regular webcomic set in the Sisters universe, called Super Spy. In 2006, Kindt announced on his blog that he would be writing an experimental novel called The End of the World. The book has been completed, but Kindt now plans to adapt it into a graphic novel. In 2007, the collected Super Spy was published by Top Shelf. 2008 saw the collected Super Spy nominated for the Eisner Award for Best Graphic Novel: Reprint. March 2010 saw a Super Spy short story appeared on Dark Horse's Dark Horse Presents MySpace web comic. Kindt released Revolver in 2010, published by DC Comics' Vertigo imprint. In 2012, his new ongoing series MIND MGMT was released by Dark Horse Comics.
Top Shelf Productions
- Pistolwhip (with Jason Hall):
- Super Spy (w/a):
Dark Horse Comics
- Dark Horse Maverick: Happy Endings: "January" (a, with Jason Hall, anthology graphic novel, 96 pages, 2002, ISBN 1-5697-1820-2)
- Michael Chabon Presents: The Amazing Adventures of the Escapist #4: "Chain Reaction" (w/a, 2004) collected in Michael Chabon Presents the Amazing Adventures of the Escapist Volume 2 (tpb, 160 pages, 2004, ISBN 1-5930-7172-8)
- 3 Story: The Secret History of the Giant Man (hc, 192 pages, 2009, ISBN 1-5958-2356-5)
- MySpace Dark Horse Presents #24–25, 32 (w/a, 2009) collected as 3 Story: Secret Files of the Giant Man
- Reset #1 (cover only, 2012)
- Mind MGMT #1-ongoing (w/a, 2012–...)
- Revolver (w/a, graphic novel, 192 pages, 2010, ISBN 1-4012-2241-2)
- Sweet Tooth (a, with Jeff Lemire):
- JSA 80-Page Giant '11: "City of Light & Magic" (w, with Victor Ibáñez, 2011)
- My Greatest Adventure #1–6: "Uncanny Valley" (with Scott Kollins, 2011–2012)
- Men of War (w):
- Frankenstein, Agent of S.H.A.D.E. #10–16 (w, with Alberto Ponticelli, 2012 – January 2013)
- SPX '02: "Jocko Flocko" (w/a, CBLDF, 2002)
- Postcards: "The History of a Marriage" (a, with Harvey Pekar and Joyce Brabner, graphic novel, 160 pages, Villard Books, 2007, ISBN 0-3454-9850-X)
- The Tick's 20th Anniversary Special Edition: "World War Spoon" (w/a, New England, 2007)
- Awesome: The Indie Spinner Rack Anthology: "The Misery Index" (w/a, graphic novel, 208 pages, Evil Twin, 2007, ISBN 1-6030-9039-8)
- Strange Tales #2: "Black Widow" (w/a, Marvel, 2009) collected in ST (hc, 192 pages, 2010, ISBN 0-7851-4626-1; tpb, 2010, ISBN 0-7851-2802-6)
- Madman: All-New Giant-Size Super Ginchy Special!: "On the Road" (w/a, one-shot, Image, 2011)
- The Tooth (with Cullen Bunn and Shawn Lee), graphic novel, 200 pages, Oni Press, 2011, ISBN 1-9349-6452-2)
- Red Handed: The Fine Art of Strange Crimes, First Second, 2013.
- Unity, Valiant Comics, 2013-present
- Rai, Valiant Comics, 2014
- Nominated for "Best Graphic Album of Original Work" Harvey Award, for Pistolwhip
- Nominated for "Best New Talent" Harvey Award
- 2005: Nominated for "Talent Deserving Wider Recognition" Eisner Award, for Pistolwhip and 2 Sisters
- 2007: Nominated for "Best Publication Design" Eisner Award, for Lost Girls
- 2008: Nominated for "Best Graphic Album: Reprint" Eisner Award, for Super Spy
- Clubb, Shawn (May 9, 2007). "The pen is mightier than the Marvel superhero". StlToday.com. Retrieved October 7, 2012.
- Dueben, Alex (April 22). "Matt Kindt: Superspy". Comic Book Resources. Retrieved June 2, 2010.
- Mintz, Corey (May 20, 2010). "Mintz: Comic authors have a healthy appetite for action". The Toronto Star. Retrieved June 2, 2010.
- Bradley, Drew (April 17, 2013) “Minding MIND MGMT – Another chat with Matt Kindt,” Multiversity Comics (Accessed May 30, 2013)
- Goellner, Caleb (March 4, 2010). "Kindt Slow Down: Matt Kindt Discusses His Mighty Release Schedule". Comics Alliance. Retrieved June 2, 2010.
- Manning, Shaun (July 24, 2010). "CCI: Vertigo Panel". Comic Book Resources. Retrieved June 2, 2010.
- Thil, Scott (May 14, 2010). "First Look: Matt Kindt’s Time-Warped Revolver". Underwire. Wired.com. Retrieved June 2, 2010.
- Kit, Borys (June 1, 2010). "'Milk' scribe to pen, direct '3 Story' adaptation". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved June 2, 2010.[dead link]
- 2002 Harvey Award Nominees and Winners at the Comic Book Awards Almanac
- 2005 Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards at the Comic Book Awards Almanac
- 2007 Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards at the Comic Book Awards Almanac
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Matt Kindt.|
- Official website
- Matt Kindt at the Comic Book DB
- Wilkinson, Will. "Thinking in Comics: A Roundtable on the Present and Future of the Graphic Novel featuring Matt Kindt, Hope Larson, Nate Powell, Dash Shaw, James Sturm, Jillian Tamaki, and Will Wilkinson". Gulf Coast: A Journal of Literature and Fine Arts.