Matt Kindt

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Matt Kindt
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Kindt at the Big Apple Convention, May 21, 2011.
Born 1973
St. Louis, Missouri
Nationality American
Area(s) Writer, Penciller, Inker, Colourist

http://www.mattkindt.com

Matt Kindt (born 1973) is an American comic book writer, artist and graphic designer.

Early life[edit]

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.[1]

Career[edit]

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,[citation needed] 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.[2][3] 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.[4] 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.[5] 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.[6][7]

Kindt's work is frequently set in the world of 1940s international espionage, and also frequently incorporates such themes as Pirates, The Circus and music.

In addition to comics, Kindt hosts a large portfolio of illustration work and teaches a class on drawing comics at Star Clipper Comics in University City, MO.

Kindt's collaboration with Brett Warnock on the design for Lost Girls (by Alan Moore and Melinda Gebbie) was nominated for the Eisner Award in publication design in 2007.

It was announced in June 2010 that his 3 Story: The Secret History of the Giant Man had been optioned by Warner Bros. for a film to be written by Dustin Lance Black.[8]

Kindt wrote the Wolverine and the X-Men tie-in issue to Marvel's "Age of Ultron" storyline in April 2013.

Bibliography[edit]

Top Shelf Productions[edit]

Dark Horse Comics[edit]

DC Comics/Vertigo[edit]

Other publishers[edit]

Awards[edit]

  • 2002:[9]
    • 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[10]
  • 2007: Nominated for "Best Publication Design" Eisner Award, for Lost Girls[11]
  • 2008: Nominated for "Best Graphic Album: Reprint" Eisner Award, for Super Spy

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Clubb, Shawn (May 9, 2007). "The pen is mightier than the Marvel superhero". StlToday.com. Retrieved October 7, 2012.
  2. ^ Dueben, Alex (April 22). "Matt Kindt: Superspy". Comic Book Resources. Retrieved June 2, 2010. 
  3. ^ Mintz, Corey (May 20, 2010). "Mintz: Comic authors have a healthy appetite for action". The Toronto Star. Retrieved June 2, 2010. 
  4. ^ Bradley, Drew (April 17, 2013) “Minding MIND MGMT – Another chat with Matt Kindt,” Multiversity Comics (Accessed May 30, 2013)
  5. ^ Goellner, Caleb (March 4, 2010). "Kindt Slow Down: Matt Kindt Discusses His Mighty Release Schedule". Comics Alliance. Retrieved June 2, 2010. 
  6. ^ Manning, Shaun (July 24, 2010). "CCI: Vertigo Panel". Comic Book Resources. Retrieved June 2, 2010. 
  7. ^ Thil, Scott (May 14, 2010). "First Look: Matt Kindt’s Time-Warped Revolver". Underwire. Wired.com. Retrieved June 2, 2010. 
  8. ^ Kit, Borys (June 1, 2010). "'Milk' scribe to pen, direct '3 Story' adaptation". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved June 2, 2010. [dead link]
  9. ^ 2002 Harvey Award Nominees and Winners at the Comic Book Awards Almanac
  10. ^ 2005 Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards at the Comic Book Awards Almanac
  11. ^ 2007 Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards at the Comic Book Awards Almanac

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