Comics & education


With over twenty years of classroom experience, Matt has taught everything from US History for eighth graders to Comics Pedagogy for graduate cartoonists. He currently chairs the MFA in Comics Program at California College of the Arts.

California College of the Arts

First hired in 2008 to launch CCA's undergraduate comics workshop and seminar, Matt quickly helped expand the college-wide comics curriculum. In 2013, he founded CCA's MFA in Comics program offering a fully-accredited graduate degree for aspiring cartoonists of every style and genre.

For those interested learning more about applying, be sure to check out the main program page, the CCA comics faculty, work by the graduate cartoonists, and this comic about the comics program.


Comics: Art in Relationship

In partnership with the online education hub, Kadenze, Matt launched an ongoing, free comics course available to anyone, anywhere around the world. Comics: Art in Relationship explores the fundamental building blocks of comics and cartooning. Designed for beginners and experienced cartoonists alike, this interactive class offers the opportunity to study and make comics from anywhere at anytime. Sign up today!



Matt is available for partnerships with galleries, businesses, and educational institutions for private comics and visual communication workshops. Past collaborations have included custom workshops with Alter Space Gallery, Stanford Live, and the San Francisco & Oakland Public Libraries.

In addition to hosting workshops, Matt has moderated panels and readings at the San Francisco Comics Festival, the Bay Area Book Festival, Alternative Comics Expo, and book stores such as Pegasus Books in Berkeley, CA.

Please contact Matt directly for more information about private workshops and individual events.