Matt Wagner

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Matt Wagner
Matt Wagner at WonderCon 2009.JPG
Wagner at WonderCon 2009
Born (1961-10-09) October 9, 1961 (age 52)
Pennsylvania
Nationality American
Area(s) Writer, Penciller, Inker, Letterer, Colourist
Notable works
Mage
Grendel

Matt Wagner (born October 9, 1961) is an American comic book writer and artist, known as the creator of the series Mage and Grendel.

Early life[edit]

Wagner was born in Pennsylvania.[citation needed]

Career[edit]

Matt Wagner provided art for the 1984 Villains & Vigilantes adventure Battle Above the Earth written by Steven Crow.[1]

Wagner's first published comic book work was Comico Primer #2 (1982), which was the first appearance of Grendel.[2] In addition to his creator-owned series' Mage and Grendel, he has also worked on comics featuring The Demon and Batman as well as such titles as Sandman Mystery Theatre and Trinity, a DC Comics limited series featuring Batman, Superman, and Wonder Woman. In 1991, he illustrated part of the "Season of Mists" story arc in Neil Gaiman's The Sandman series.[3][4]

His other projects include Madame Xanadu for Vertigo, with artist Amy Reeder Hadley.[5]

He has also produced numerous comics covers, including painted ones for Green Arrow.

He is currently writing a Green Hornet spin-off (one of several) for Dynamite Entertainment.

Personal life[edit]

Wagner currently resides in Portland, Oregon with his wife Barbara Schutz (Diana Schutz's sister). They have two children.[citation needed]

Bibliography[edit]

Mage: The Hero Defined, cover by Matt Wagner.

Awards[edit]

  • 1988: Nominated for "Best Writer" Eisner Award, for Grendel
  • 1993:
    • Won "Best Finite Series/Limited Series" Eisner Award, for Grendel: War Child
    • Nominated for "Best Writer/Artist" Eisner Award, for Legends of the Dark Knight: "Faces"
    • Nominated for "Best Cover Artist" Eisner Award, for Legends of the Dark Knight: "Faces"
    • Nominated for "Best Inker" Eisner Award, for Grendel: War Child
  • 1995: Nominated for "Best Writer" Eisner Award, for Sandman Mystery Theatre
  • 1999:
    • Won "Best Anthology" Eisner Award, for Grendel: Black, White, and Red
    • Won "Best Short Story" Eisner Award, for "Devil's Advocate" in Grendel: Black, White, and Red #1
    • Nominated for "Best Writer" Eisner Award, for Grendel: Black, White, and Red

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Shannon Appelcline (2011). Designers & Dragons. Mongoose Publishing. p. 75. ISBN 978-1-907702-58-7. 
  2. ^ Eury, Michael. "Wagner and Schutz: Creator Relations". Back Issue, Volume 1, Number 2 (February 2004), p 29.
  3. ^ Bender, Hy (1999). The Sandman Companion. DC Comics. p. 266. ISBN 978-1563894657. 
  4. ^ Burgas, Greg (January 7, 2013). "Comics You Should Own – Sandman". Comic Book Resources. Archived from the original on April 10, 2014. 
  5. ^ Renaud, Jeffrey (April 11, 2008). "Wagner Saws Madame Xanadu in Half with Vertigo". Comic Book Resources.

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