Matthew Thurber is an artist and musician living in Brooklyn. He is the author of the graphic novels Art Comic (2018), 1-800-MICE (2011), and Infomaniacs (2013). Thurber was the recipient of a NYFA fellowship in fiction in 2010 for 1-800-MICE, which The Paris Review called “the Gravity’s Rainbow–Sherlock Holmes–Professor Sutwell–Inspector Clouseau–Silent Spring of comics.” Ambergris, his ongoing multimedia performance project, has performed its “Anti-Matter Cabaret” since 2003 at venues such as Issue Project Room, the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles, and the Fumetto Festival in Switzerland. His full-length play Mining the Moon was produced at the Brick Theater in July 2014. His artwork has been shown in galleries such as Southfirst and Knowmoregames in New York and Weird Things in Toronto.
Matthew Thurber’s Art Comic from Drawn & Quarterly is a blunt and hilarious assault on the hot mess that is the art world. Part scathing condemnation, part irreverent appreciation, Thurber’s comics skewer the art world in a way only an art lover can.