Matthew Sturges

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Matthew Sturges
Born (1970-10-02) October 2, 1970 (age 46)
Rhode Island, United States
Nationality American
Area(s) Writer
Notable works
Jack of Fables
Official website

Matthew Sturges (born October 1970 in Rhode Island) is an American writer of comics and fantasy novels.


Sturges is best known for the Eisner-award nominated Jack of Fables from DC/Vertigo.[1] In the 1990s, he was a member of the writers' collective Clockwork Storybook, which also included Bill Willingham, Chris Roberson, and Mark Finn.[citation needed]

With Willingham, Sturges has also co-written House of Mystery.[2][3][4] Following his signing an exclusive deal with DC Comics,[5][6] Sturges took over the writing of Blue Beetle in issue #29[7] and saw it through to its end in issue #36.[8] He has also written Final Crisis Aftermath: Run! featuring the Human Flame[9][10][11] and, with Willingham again, he also took over the writing of Justice Society of America with issue #29.[12][13]

He is also the author of two novels, Midwinter (2009)[14] its sequel The Office of Shadows (2010), and a book of short horror fiction, Beneath the Skin and Other Stories (2000).

Personal life[edit]

He currently lives in Austin, Texas.[citation needed]



Prose books[edit]

  • Midwinter (2009; novel)
  • The Office of Shadows (2010; novel)
  • Beneath the Skin and Other Stories (2000; short story anthology)


  1. ^ Irvine, Alex (2008), "Jack of Fables", in Dougall, Alastair, The Vertigo Encyclopedia, New York: Dorling Kindersley, pp. 100–101, ISBN 0-7566-4122-5, OCLC 213309015 
  2. ^ "Sturges & Willingham on the New House of Mystery". Newsarama. February 20, 2008
  3. ^ Sturges is Big Brother of Vertigo’s "House of Mystery", Comic Book Resources, May 6, 2008
  4. ^ "House Showing: Matt Sturges on House of Mystery". Newsarama. February 17, 2009
  5. ^ "SDCC '08 - The 'Fables' Panel & Announcements". Newsarama. July 28, 2008
  6. ^ Matt Sturges I: Living with Fables, & Now DC Exclusive. Newsarama. August 13, 2008
  7. ^ "Talking Blue Beetle with Matt Sturges". Newsarama. August 13, 2008
  8. ^ "Hail and Farewell: Sturges on Blue Beetle's End". Newsarama. November 14, 2008
  9. ^ "Behind the Page - Matthew Sturges, 2". Newsarama. February 10, 2009
  10. ^ "Ian Sattler on the Final Crisis: Aftermath Titles". Newsarama. February 11, 2009
  11. ^ "The Most Powerful? Matt Sturges on The Human Flame and Run!". Newsarama. February 16, 2009
  12. ^ Talking JSA With Willingham & Sturges, Comic Book Resources. January 19, 2009
  13. ^ "Willingham and Sturges Talk Justice Society of America". Newsarama. December 26, 2008
  14. ^ "From Comics to Novels: Matt Sturges on 'Midwinter'". Newsarama. March 23, 2009
  15. ^ Room and Boredom details at DC Comics
  16. ^ Love Stories for Dead People details at DC Comics
  17. ^ Thor: Season 1 details at Marvel Comics

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