Hi there! if you're reading this you probably have been directed here by the lovely folk at Thought Bubble! Some MAD vibes in the Gotta Catch 'Em Hall going on right now, so welcome to my virtual table! Feel free to check out my wares, and that of my virtual table-mate Paula Lucas (just over in the browser tab next door)
My names Matthew and I am a visual artist and comics maker, like a lot comics folk I do a lot of other stuff too, I work in videogames and enjoying pointing and visual development (feel free to have a poke around the site to see for yourself)
However all the good creamy 'comicy stuff' that I'd normally be tabling with is all here though! Click on any anything you find interesting and it'll give you a bit of info and a link if you wanna grab a copy of anything!
Thanks so much for taking a quick look, its strange to be doing this in this format and I hope you can get the gist of some of my comic work. Normally here's the point where I'd make a little small talk an explain a little more about my comics and process, or try and awkwardly offer you a free badge or something. In lieu of that here's a passage about my comics, and my approach to them, which I'd written at the start of the year;
I work full time as visual artist in video games, while there's cross over - creating comics is a personal passion of mine, so I'm fascinated by little ways of making things, and maintaining creative momentum around other commitments I'll be getting involved with inktober again* in this year to produce something new in 2020.
Perhaps on reflection, my work sits somewhere in the space between comics and zines, by being neither true to some of the more traditional comic formats, or being entirely in the cast of the 'lo-fi' handmade editorial of zines.
I suppose put a touch more simply, (and perhaps more honestly) I'm making comics simply to figure out what they are.
If you've got any questions or queries (especially over Thought Bubble week/weekend) feel free to fire a message or tweet over to me here @matthewbeakes
*In the end I actually didn't do inktober again this year favoring a month of character designs instead - check it out here!
I hope you enjoy the digital convention, and I hope to see you in 2021 !