|Born||November 18, 1984|
|Awards||Eisner Awards, Web Cartoonist's Choice Awards|
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. She is also the artist and co-creator of Sparks!, a graphic novel for Scholastic Books.
Rise to fame
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. After the image was picked up by digg, it became one of the most popular deviations ever submitted to DeviantArt and caught the attention of Bongo Comics as well as editor Dallas Middaugh of Del Rey Manga and even that of "The Simpsons" creator, Matt Groening. Middaugh read Matsumoto's long-running webcomic Saturnalia and then invited her to submit a proposal which became the graphic novel Yōkaiden.
- Saturnalia, 11 chapters, 2002, artist & writer, webcomic
- Simpsons Comics:
- Simpsons Comics No. 131, July 2007, penciller, Too Crazy Juvenile Prankster: Bartomu!, Bongo Comics
- Bart Simpson No. 38, October 2007 penciller, Milhouse's Guide to Keeping it Cool, Bongo Comics
- Bart Simpson No. 39, December 2007, penciller, Window of Opportunity, Bongo Comics
- Simpsons Comics Bongo Comics Free-For-All, May 2008, penciller, Too Crazy Juvenile Prankster: Bartomu!, Bongo Comics
- Bart Simpson No. 42, June 2008, penciller, Ponce Upon a Time, Bongo Comics
- Treehouse of Horror No. 14, October 2008, penciller, Murder He Wrote, Bongo Comics (A parody of Death Note)
- Simpsons Comics Winter Wingding No. 5, November 2010, penciller, Bongo Comics
- Bart Simpson No. 57, December 2010, penciller, Bongo Comics
- The Last Airbender: Prequel: Zuko's Story, 2010, artist, graphic novel, Del Rey Manga, ISBN 0-345-51854-3
- 2004: Won "Outstanding Science Fiction Comic", Web Cartoonist's Choice Awards, for Saturnalia
- 2009: Won "Best Short Story", Eisner Award, for Treehouse of Horror No. 14, Murder He Wrote, Bongo Comics
- Anime News Network 'San Diego Comic-Con International 2009 Del Rey'
- The Escapist 'The Art of Fandom'
- 'What if the Simpsons Had Been Drawn Like Anime' digg.com
- 'Most popular deviations ever submitted to DeviantArt'
- 'Thank You Internet' spacecoyote's LiveJournal
- Artist hits a home run with Marge makeover Toronto Star
- 'bad news, good news and cosplay' spacecoyote's LiveJournal