Matt Kindt

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Matt Kindt
Kindt at the Big Apple Convention, May 21, 2011.
Born 1973 (age 43–44)
St. Louis, Missouri
Nationality American
Area(s) Writer, Penciller, Inker, Colourist

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]


Kindt creates comic books because he enjoys the "magical" effect created by the combination of words and pictures.[2] His target audience for his books are his wife and daughter, who did not grow up enjoying comics like he did.[2]

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,[3] 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.[4][5] 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.[6] 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. In March 2010, a Super Spy short story appeared on Dark Horse's Dark Horse Presents MySpace web comic.[7] Kindt released Revolver in 2010, published by DC Comics' Vertigo imprint. His ongoing series MIND MGMT, Pastaways, and Dept H were released by Dark Horse Comics.[8][9]

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.

In June 2010, 3 Story: The Secret History of the Giant Man was optioned by Warner Bros. for a film to be written by Dustin Lance Black.[10] MIND MGMT has been optioned by Ridley Scott.[11]


Top Shelf Productions[edit]

Dark Horse Comics[edit]

DC Comics/Vertigo[edit]

Valiant Entertainment[edit]

Other publishers[edit]


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[13]
  • 2007: Nominated for "Best Publication Design" Eisner Award, for Lost Girls[14]
  • 2008: Nominated for "Best Graphic Album: Reprint" Eisner Award, for Super Spy


  1. ^ Clubb, Shawn (May 9, 2007). "The pen is mightier than the Marvel superhero". Retrieved October 7, 2012.
  2. ^ a b Moffitt, Kelly (February 23, 2016), "Beyond superhero comics, St. Louis is host to many comic artists tackling diverse subjects," STL Public Radio (accessed February 24, 2016)
  3. ^ "Top 10 Everything 2001". Retrieved February 24, 2015. 
  4. ^ Dueben, Alex (April 22). "Matt Kindt: Superspy". Comic Book Resources. Retrieved June 2, 2010.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  5. ^ Mintz, Corey (May 20, 2010). "Mintz: Comic authors have a healthy appetite for action". The Toronto Star. Retrieved June 2, 2010. 
  6. ^ Bradley, Drew (April 17, 2013) “Minding MIND MGMT – Another chat with Matt Kindt,” Multiversity Comics (Accessed May 30, 2013)
  7. ^ Goellner, Caleb (March 4, 2010). "Kindt Slow Down: Matt Kindt Discusses His Mighty Release Schedule". Comics Alliance. Retrieved June 2, 2010. 
  8. ^ Manning, Shaun (July 24, 2010). "CCI: Vertigo Panel". Comic Book Resources. Retrieved June 2, 2010. 
  9. ^ Thil, Scott (May 14, 2010). "First Look: Matt Kindt's Time-Warped Revolver". Underwire. Retrieved June 2, 2010. 
  10. ^ Kit, Borys (June 1, 2010). "'Milk' scribe to pen, direct '3 Story' adaptation". The Hollywood Reporter. Archived from the original on June 5, 2010. Retrieved June 2, 2010. 
  11. ^ Glendening, Daniel (May 1, 2013) "Kindt's Conspiracy Deepens in MIND MGMT," Comic Book Resources (accessed May 9, 2013)
  12. ^ 2002 Harvey Award Nominees and Winners at the Comic Book Awards Almanac
  13. ^ 2005 Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards at the Comic Book Awards Almanac
  14. ^ 2007 Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards at the Comic Book Awards Almanac


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