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Matt Kindt (born 1973) is an American comic book writer, artist and graphic designer.

Matt Kindt
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Kindt at the Big Apple Convention, May 21, 2011.
Born1973 (age 45–46)
Cheektowaga, NY
NationalityAmerican
Area(s)Writer, Penciller, Inker, Colourist
http://www.mattkindt.com

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Early lifeEdit

Kindt was born in 1973 in Cheektowago, New York and currently resides in Webster Groves, Missouri. He worked in the local mini-comics scene from a young age, self-publishing his own copyshop zines since 1990. In 1995 he obtained a degree in art from Webster University in St. Louis.[1]

CareerEdit

Kindt has stated that he creates comic books because he enjoys the "magical" effect created by the combination of words and pictures. His target audience for his books are his wife and daughter, who did not grow up enjoying comics as he did.[2]

In 2001, Top Shelf Productions published his first full graphic novel, Pistolwhip. The book was critically well-received, nominated for the prestigious Harvey Award the next year and featured in Time Magazine's Top 10 list for Graphic Novels,[3] yet remained in relative obscurity. He has illustrated two Pistolwhip spin-offs (Mephisto and the Empty Box and Pistolwhip 2) and written his own, 300-page graphic novel, Two Sisters, as well as maintaining a regular webcomic set in the Sisters universe, called Super Spy.[4][5] In 2006, Kindt announced on his blog that he would be writing an experimental novel called The End of the World. The book has been completed, but Kindt now plans to adapt it into a graphic novel.[6] In 2007, the collected Super Spy was published by Top Shelf. 2008 saw the collected Super Spy nominated for the Eisner Award for Best Graphic Novel: Reprint. In March 2010, a Super Spy short story appeared on Dark Horse's Dark Horse Presents MySpace web comic.[7] Kindt released Revolver in 2010, published by DC Comics' Vertigo imprint. His ongoing series MIND MGMT, Pastaways, and Dept H were released by Dark Horse Comics.[8][9]

Kindt's work is frequently set in the world of 1940s international espionage, and also frequently incorporates such themes as Pirates, The Circus and music.

In addition to comics, Kindt hosts a large portfolio of illustration work and teaches a class on drawing comics at Star Clipper Comics in University City, MO.

Kindt's collaboration with Brett Warnock on the design for Lost Girls (by Alan Moore and Melinda Gebbie) was nominated for the Eisner Award in publication design in 2007.

In June 2010, 3 Story: The Secret History of the Giant Man was optioned by Warner Bros. for a film to be written by Dustin Lance Black.[10] MIND MGMT has been optioned by Ridley Scott.[11]

BibliographyEdit

Top Shelf ProductionsEdit

  • Pistolwhip (with Jason Hall):
    • Pistolwhip (w/a, graphic novel, 128 pages, 2001, ISBN 1-8918-3023-6)
    • Mephisto and the Empty Box (a, one-shot, 2001)
    • Pistolwhip and the Yellow Menace (a, graphic novel, 144 pages, 2003, ISBN 1-8918-3035-X)
  • Super Spy (w/a):
    • 2 Sisters (w/a, graphic novel, 336 pages, 2004, ISBN 1-8918-3058-9)
    • Super Spy (w/a, a collection of webcomics ran from 02/06 through 02/07, 336 pages, 2007, ISBN 1-8918-3058-9)
    • Super Spy: The Lost Dossiers (w/a, graphic novel, 88 pages, 2010, ISBN 1-6030-9043-6)

Dark Horse ComicsEdit

DC Comics/VertigoEdit

Valiant EntertainmentEdit

  • Unity #0–25 (w, 2013–2015)
    • Unity (Volume 1): To Kill A King (tpb, collects #1–4, 128 pages, 2014, ISBN 1-93934-688-6)
    • Unity (Volume 2): Trapped By Webnet (tpb, collects #5–8 + X-O Manowar #5, 112 pages, 2014, ISBN 1-93934-634-7)
    • Unity (Volume 3): Armor Hunters (tpb, collects #8–11, 112 pages, 2014, ISBN 1-93934-644-4)
    • Unity (Volume 4): The United (tpb, collects #12–14 + #0 + Harbinger: Faith #0, 128 pages, 2015, ISBN 1-93934-654-1)
    • Unity (Volume 5): Homefront (tpb, collects #15–18, 112 pages, 2015, ISBN 1-93934-679-7)
    • Unity (Volume 6): The War-Monger (tpb, collects #19–22, 112 pages, 2015, ISBN 1-93934-690-8)
    • Unity (Volume 7): Revenge of the Armor Hunters (tpb, collects #23–25, 112 pages, 2016, ISBN 1-68215-113-1)
    • Unity Deluxe Edition 1 (hc, collects #0–14, 400 pages, 2015, ISBN 1-93934-657-6)
  • Rai (w, 2014-ongoing)
    • Rai (Volume 1): Welcome to New Japan (tpb, collects #1–4, 112 pages, 2014, ISBN 1-93934-641-X)
    • Rai (Volume 2): Battle For New Japan (tpb, collects #5–8, 112 pages, 2015, ISBN 1-93934-661-4)
    • Rai (Volume 3): The Orphan (tpb, collects #9–12, 112 pages, 2016, ISBN 1-93934-684-3)
    • Rai Deluxe Edition 1 (hc, collects #1–12, 352 pages, 2016, ISBN 1-68215-117-4)
  • The Valiant #1–4 (co-written with Jeff Lemire, 2015)
  • Divinity (w):
    • Divinity #1–4 (2015)
    • Divinity II #1–4 (2016)
    • Divinity III: Stalinverse #1–4 (forthcoming, December 2016)
  • Ninjak (w, 2015-ongoing)
    • Ninjak (Volume 1): Weaponeer (tpb, collects #1–5, 176 pages, 2015, ISBN 1-93934-666-5)
    • Ninjak (Volume 2): The Shadow Wars (tpb, collects #6–9, 144 pages, 2016, ISBN 1-93934-694-0)
  • Book of Death: Fall of Ninjak #1 (w, one-shot, 2015)
  • 4001 A.D. #1–4 (w, 2016)
  • X-O Manowar #1-26 (2017-2019)

Other publishersEdit

AwardsEdit

Nominated for "Best Graphic Album of Original Work" Harvey Award, for Pistolwhip
Nominated for "Best New Talent" Harvey Award
  • 2005: Nominated for "Talent Deserving Wider Recognition" Eisner Award, for Pistolwhip and 2 Sisters[13]
  • 2007: Nominated for "Best Publication Design" Eisner Award, for Lost Girls[14]
  • 2008: Nominated for "Best Graphic Album: Reprint" Eisner Award, for Super Spy

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Clubb, Shawn (May 9, 2007). "The pen is mightier than the Marvel superhero". StlToday.com. Retrieved October 7, 2012.
  2. ^ Moffitt, Kelly (February 23, 2016), "Beyond superhero comics, St. Louis is host to many comic artists tackling diverse subjects," STL Public Radio (accessed February 24, 2016)
  3. ^ "Top 10 Everything 2001". Retrieved February 24, 2015.
  4. ^ Dueben, Alex (April 22). "Matt Kindt: Superspy". Comic Book Resources. Retrieved June 2, 2010. Check date values in: |date= (help)
  5. ^ Mintz, Corey (May 20, 2010). "Mintz: Comic authors have a healthy appetite for action". The Toronto Star. Retrieved June 2, 2010.
  6. ^ Bradley, Drew (April 17, 2013) "Minding MIND MGMT – Another chat with Matt Kindt," Multiversity Comics (Accessed May 30, 2013)
  7. ^ Goellner, Caleb (March 4, 2010). "Kindt Slow Down: Matt Kindt Discusses His Mighty Release Schedule". Comics Alliance. Archived from the original on May 7, 2010. Retrieved June 2, 2010.
  8. ^ Manning, Shau (July 24, 2010). "CCI: Vertigo Panel". Comic Book Resources. Retrieved June 2, 2010.
  9. ^ Thil, Scott (May 14, 2010). "First Look: Matt Kindt's Time-Warped Revolver". Underwire. Wired.com. Retrieved June 2, 2010.
  10. ^ Kit, Borys (June 1, 2010). "'Milk' scribe to pen, direct '3 Story' adaptation". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved June 2, 2010.
  11. ^ Glendening, Daniel (May 1, 2013) "Kindt's Conspiracy Deepens in MIND MGMT," Comic Book Resources (accessed May 9, 2013)
  12. ^ 2002 Harvey Award Nominees and Winners at the Comic Book Awards Almanac
  13. ^ 2005 Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards at the Comic Book Awards Almanac
  14. ^ 2007 Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards at the Comic Book Awards Almanac

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