Madden at the 2009 Brooklyn Book Festival
New York, NY
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99 Ways to Tell a Story: Exercises in Style
Matt Madden (born 1968 in New York City) is a U.S. comic book writer and artist. He is best known for original alternative comics, for his coloring work in traditional comics, and for the experimental work 99 Ways to Tell a Story: Exercises in Style, which is based on the idea of Raymond Queneau's Exercises in Style. He also teaches comics at the School of Visual Arts and Yale University.
Madden began his career self-publishing minicomics in Ann Arbor, Michigan in the early 1990s. He was co-editor with Matt Feazell and Sean Bieri of the anthology 5 O'Clock Shadow. After several of his short pieces appeared in established publications, Madden's first graphic novel, Black Candy, was published by Black Eye Books in 1998.
In the mid-1990s Madden began writing reviews for The Comics Journal and other publications. He is a consulting editor for the mini-comic Le Sketch.
He works in illustration and comics coloring and also teaches comics storytelling at the School of Visual Arts. His graphic novel, Odds Off, was published by Highwater Books, and issue of his periodical series of short works, A Fine Mess, are published by Alternative Comics.
He regularly deals with themes in settings in Mexico (where he lived for a time in the late 1990s), or that are rooted in Mexican culture.
- Black Candy (Black Eye Books, 1998) ISBN 978-0-9698874-6-1
- Odds off, or, L'amour foutu (Highwater Books, 2001) ISBN 978-0-9665363-9-3
- A Fine Mess 2 issues (Alternative Comics, 2002–2004)
- 99 Ways to Tell a Story: Exercises in Style (Chamberlain Bros., 2005) ISBN 978-1-59609-078-1
- Madden, with Jessica Abel, Drawing Words and Writing Pictures, (First Second, 2008) ISBN 978-1-59643-131-7
- Madden (translator), Aristophane, "The Zabime Sisters," (First Second, 2010) ISBN 1596436387
- Madden, with Jessica Abel, Mastering Comics: Drawing Words & Writing Pictures Continued, (First Second, 2012) ISBN 978-1596436176
- "About Matt Madden" at Penguin Group
- Colchester, Max. "Jerry Lewis Is Funny to the French, but Comic Books Are Serious Business: Ruling Clique Squabbles Over 'Ninth Art'; 'We Laughed About It, Later We Wept'." Wall Street Journal (Jan. 21, 2011).
- Matt Madden's Biography, Lambiek's Comiclopedia
- "Jessica Abel and Matt Madden: Back to Being Comics Artists," Grace Bello, Publishers Weekly, February 14, 2012.
- Official website
- Le Sketch: mini-comic with Matt Madden's sketches
- A 2005 Interview with Madden
- Matt Madden at the Grand Comics Database
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