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Matt Wiegle

2003 – 2008

 
Matt Wiegle was born in Pittsburgh in 1978. He learned to wear pants in Staunton, VA, and figured out how to make his hair hold a part in Nuernberg, Germany. He studied sculpture at Yale University. Now he's in Philadelphia, for some reason.

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No Fear Shakespeare Illustrated: Romeo and Juliet illustrated by Matt Wiegle

No Fear Shakespeare Illustrated: Romeo and Juliet
illustrated by Matt Wiegle

$9.95 | 216 pages | 5.3" x 8" | published by SparkNotes

Shakespeare's classic, illustrated by Matt Wiegle. Youthful headstrongedness and easy access to stabbing weapons cause urban unrest in Verona, until two nice kids make some mistakes with poison and accidentally fix everything by dying. This project let Matt live without a "day job" for a year, and taught him that the mantra of the graphic novelist is "If I have time, I should go back and try to fix that."

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Seven More Days of Not Getting Eaten by Matt Wiegle

Seven More Days of Not Getting Eaten
by Matt Wiegle

$4 | 76 pages | 4.25" x 3.625" | b&w xeroxed

Teach a man to fish, and he will eat for a lifetime," goes the old axiom. Well, fine, Mr. Axiom, but while you're busy encouraging every oaf in the kingdom to trudge down to the river with a crudely made pole, the fish will be busy teaching themselves whatever trickery will help them survive. In this book, fishkind bamboozles mankind for seven days. Also: punching; dampness; screams of terror.

Ignatz Nominated for the 2007 Ignatz Award
for Outstanding Mini-Comic

Maisie Kukoc Nominated for the 2007 Maisie Kukoc Award
for Comics Inspiration

"Matt's mini-comics have not missed yet."
— Shawn Hoke

"Conceptually sound, accomplished in its execution and frequently funny."
— Tom Spurgeon

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Underpanting by Matt Wiegle

Underpanting
by Matt Wiegle

$1 | 12 pages | 4.25" x 5.5" | b&w xeroxed

So many different kinds of underpants in this short book by Matt. Underpants carrying a curse through history. Underpants failing to provide political freedom. Underpants on a dog. After twelve pages of "Underpanting," you will 1) not know what the word "underpants" means anymore; 2) know all too well.

"If all mini-comics were at this basic level of quality, I could go for months without reading another kind of comic."
— Tom Spurgeon

"Beautifully drawn and very fun." — Read Monster

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The Four Husbands by Matt Wiegle

The Four Husbands
by Matt Wiegle

$7 | 72 pages | 8" x 5.5" | b&w xeroxed

In the third of Matt's folktale adaptations, four young girls wind up married to four things which are unwise to marry under any circumstances. 138 panels of foundering human-on-nonhuman relationships which end in death, disappointment or having-to-live-under-a-rock-for-the-rest-of-one's-life. Contains a valuable lesson for today's youth: Never say you're going to marry a whale unless you really, really mean it.

"One of the best mini-comics that I've read this year."
— Shawn Hoke

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The Ghosts by Matt Wiegle

The Ghosts
by Matt Wiegle

$5 | 52 pages | 4.25" x 5.5" | b&w xeroxed

Matt leads us on another journey into the paranormal in this taut, energetic adaptation of an Inuit folktale. In the wilderness of suburban America, Kiviocq mourns for his recently-deceased wife and decides to leave his home and son, but is delayed by the most unexpected of visitors... This tender, creepy, gruesome, hilarious story will leave you wanting more.

"A fine use of the mini-comic format."
— Tom Spurgeon

"Crisp and expressive art." — Broken Frontier

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Ayaje's Wives by Matt Wiegle

Ayaje's Wives
by Matt Wiegle

$5 | 88 pages | 4.25" x 5.5" | b&w xeroxed

A beautifully constructed and disarmingly deadpan adaptation of a traditional Native American folk tale that is both chilling and otherworldly: a fisherman decides to marry two sisters with awls for arms, a seemingly pragmatic decision that leads to horrific ruin. If you enjoy lovingly rendered tales of bed hopping, bloodshed and broken hearts, you have found your book.

"Rich in visual detail." — NewPages

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The Idiots by Matt Wiegle

The Idiots
by Matt Wiegle

$4 | 22 pages | 11" x 8.5" | b&w xeroxed

Find out what made Matt Wiegle the heartthrob and laughing stock of the Yale campus! Matt drew a weekly strip called "The Idiot's Tales" for five years in New Haven and has collected his least embarrassing efforts in this fabulous volume, which addresses such vital issues as mating rituals, cloning, and Robin Williams. Satire sharper than Armin Meiwes's cleaver and nastier than Paris Hilton's diaphragm.

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