Matthew Meyer grew up in the Jersey-side suburbs of Philadelphia. He graduated from Ringling College of Art and Design in Sarasota, FL in 2005, majoring in illustration. During college he spent a month-long homestay study abroad program in Kanazawa, Japan. There he was inspired by Japanese art and culture, which strongly influence his art style. In 2007, he moved back to Japan and has been living in rural Fukui prefecture with his wife since then.
Matthew’s interest in art goes back to his early childhood. Drawing was his favorite hobby, and for most of his youth he had a pencil in his left hand and a mouse in his right. From a very early age he has enjoyed using both physical drawing and painting media as well as digital tools to make his art.
Most of his recent work, including The Night Parade of One Hundred Demons, is done on a digital painting tablet using GIMP and MyPaint on Ubuntu Linux. His artistic inspiration comes from Japanese ink paintings and woodblock prints, and the masters of fantasy illustration.