BIO

Matt Runkle is a writer, cartoonist, book artist, and letterpress printer. His short fiction collection, The Story of How All Animals Are Equal & Other Tales, was published in 2014 by Brooklyn Arts Press. His work has also appeared in Monkeybicycle, The CollagistBeecher’smatchbook, and BOMB. He is creator of the zine, RUNX TALES, and was a resident at the Cartoon Art Museum. His comics have been anthologized in Gay Genius (Sparkplug Comic Books, 2011) and Rob Kirby’s THREE. He serves as Executive Vice President of the College Book Art Association (CBAA), and has exhibited work at venues including Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, the Compound Gallery, and Adobe Books Backroom Gallery, where it was included in SGC International’s 2014 Queer Communities in Print portfolio exchange. He has read and performed at spaces varying from Prairie Lights Bookstore to Unnameable Books to Headlands Center for the Arts. His artist book, Catholics, is a limited-edition memoir composed of drawings, collage, and letterpress-printed prose. The winner of a Caxton Club Grant, it is included in permanent collections at the Library of Congress, the Newberry Library, Virginia Commonwealth University, and others. Recent zines include (Great) Catholics no. 1, which adapts and evolves material from the artist book, and DISH!: In Defense of Vicious Gossip. He has taught at venues including San Francisco Center for the Book, University of Iowa Center for the Book, and Penland School of Crafts. His workshops often incorporate letterpress, zines, comics, sequential collage, and other modes of writing for visual and material genres.