A Moonwalking Artist
I'm super excited to introduce to you Matt Read an Austin based artist, musician, writer, illustrator, and teacher. Matt just graduated from Texas State University with a B.F.A. in Art. I met Matt at Austin Camera where he worked while he was going through school. The crew at Austin Camera are mostly previous employees of Wolf Camera in Austin that worked together. They reunited at Austin Camera bringing that old school camera store feel back into Austin.
Matt is a man of many talents and it will be difficult to cover them all in this post but I'll try to give you taste and feel of his work. Matt is always inspired and looking for new projects to start. For him art is just a part of life, he feels that his ideas would be put to waste if he wasn't creating. During Matt's childhood his mom was an art teacher and Matt always had access to art supplies.
He loves the comic book classics including X-Man, Batman, Spiderman and Black Hole. Matt is currently working on three projects including his own self-published book called "Republican Jelly." Matt is influenced by Frank Frazetta, Charles Burns and Jack Kirby. Check out the image below for a flavor of what you would experience in his book.
from Republican Jelly
Jessica Oleksy is passionate about photography and creative people. Through this blog she will introduce you to the people that inspire her.