Nina Matsumoto

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Nina Matsumoto
Nationality Canadian
Area(s) Penciller, inker, writer, creator
Pseudonym(s) space coyote
Notable works
Awards Eisner Awards, Web Cartoonist's Choice Awards

Nina Matsumoto is a Japanese-Canadian comic book artist and writer, 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.[1]


Rise to fame[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.[2] After the image was picked up by digg,[3] it became one of the most popular deviations ever submitted to DeviantArt[4] 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.[5][6] Middaugh read Matsumoto's long-running webcomic Saturnalia and then invited her to submit a proposal which became the graphic novel Yōkaiden.[7]





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