Nina Matsumoto

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Nina Matsumoto
Born (1984-11-18)November 18, 1984 [1]
Nationality Canadian
Area(s) Cartoonist, writer
Pseudonym(s) space coyote
Notable works
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.[2] She is also the artist and co-creator of Sparks!, a graphic novel for Scholastic Books.


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.[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 even that of "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]





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