Nina Matsumoto

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Nina Matsumoto
Born(1984-11-18)November 18, 1984 [1]
NationalityCanadian
Area(s)Cartoonist, writer
Pseudonym(s)space coyote
Notable works
AwardsEisner Awards, Web Cartoonist's Choice Awards
www.spacecoyote.com

Nina Matsumoto (born November 18, 1984) is a Japanese-Canadian cartoonist, also known as "space coyote", and most known for creating the comic book series Yōkaiden for Del Rey Manga. She created the webcomic Saturnalia, and has worked as a penciller on Simpsons Comics and The Last Airbender: Prequel: Zuko's Story graphic novel.[2] She is also the artist and co-creator of Sparks!, a graphic novel for Scholastic Books.

Biography[edit]

Matsumoto first came to the attention of the comic industry through her widely distributed artwork Simpsonzu, a manga stylized parody artwork of The Simpsons cast.[3] After the image was picked up by digg,[4] it became one of the most popular deviations ever submitted to DeviantArt[5] and caught the attention of Bongo Comics, as well as editor Dallas Middaugh of Del Rey Manga and The Simpsons creator, Matt Groening.[6][7] Middaugh read Matsumoto's long-running webcomic Saturnalia and then invited her to submit a proposal which became the graphic novel Yōkaiden.[8]

Bibliography[edit]

Comics[edit]

  • Saturnalia, 11 chapters, 2002, artist & writer, webcomic
  • Simpsons Comics:
  • Yōkaiden:
    • Yōkaiden volume No. 1, 2008, artist & writer, graphic novel, Del Rey Manga, ISBN 0-345-50327-9
    • Yōkaiden volume No. 2, 2009, artist & writer, graphic novel, Del Rey Manga, ISBN 0-345-50329-5
  • The Last Airbender: Prequel: Zuko's Story, 2010, artist, graphic novel, Del Rey Manga, ISBN 0-345-51854-3

Awards[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ [1][dead link]
  2. ^ Anime News Network 'San Diego Comic-Con International 2009 Del Rey'
  3. ^ Funk, John (3 March 2009). "The Art of Fandom". v1.escapistmagazine.com. Retrieved 8 September 2019.
  4. ^ "What if the Simpsons Had Been Drawn Like Anime". digg.com. Archived from the original on 16 January 2007. Retrieved 8 September 2019.
  5. ^ 'Most popular deviations ever submitted to DeviantArt'[dead link]
  6. ^ "Thank You Internet". space-coyote.livejournal.com. Archived from the original on 30 June 2010. Retrieved 8 September 2019.
  7. ^ Mudhar, Raju (20 January 2007). "Artist hits a home run with Marge makeover". www.thestar.com. Retrieved 8 September 2019.
  8. ^ "bad news, good news and cosplay". space-coyote.livejournal.com. Archived from the original on 27 August 2011. Retrieved 8 September 2019.

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