“Matt Smith is a brilliant cartoonist and he’s only just begun.” - Gareth Gaudin, Magic Teeth Dailies, Legends Comics
Matt Smith is a British/Canadian cartoonist, filmmaker and educator. He has lived all over the world including Malaysia, Japan and Kuwait. He is currently based in the city of Al Ain, in the United Arab Emirates where he continues to create comics and facilitate comic workshops. Matt taken his comics workshops to schools, comic conventions and art galleries in Canada, Scotland, Kuwait, the United Arab Emirates, Mexico, Germany and Ethiopia. In May 2018, Matt facilitated a panel on creating comics at the Vancouver Comics Arts Festival with fellow cartoonist Ryan Howe.
He is best known for his humorous autobiographical Smith vs Smith comics, which can be found online at SmithvsSmith.com, on the Tapas app and in the Comixology and ComixCentral online stores. You can also buy Smith vs Smith comics in book stores across Canada and the UK. Matt's comics usually focus on travel, the ups and downs of modern relationships, and the joys and frustrations of cat ownership.
Matt's comics have been published by:
- The University of Victoria's Martlet
- The Camosun College Nexus
- Cuckoo's Nest Press
- Hangman Comics
- Kraken Komiks
- Static Zine
- Frisson Comics
- Swampcone Magazine
- Dubai's Middle East Film & Comic Con
- IGN Convention Kuwait
- Vancouver Comic Arts Festival in 2017 & 2018
- Nanaimo's Curious Comicon in 2017 & 2018
- Victoria Comic Book Expo
- Camosun Comic Arts Festival
While Matt is best known for his humorous autobiographical Smith vs Smith series, Matt has branched out to the horror genre, creating Gruesome Comics, horror stories written by Matt and illustrated by a host of international artists.