by Matt Silady

About Matt Silady

Matt Silady was raised in the Chicagoland area, where he taught public school before studying creative writing at the University of California, Davis. He published the Eisner-nominated graphic novel The Homeless Channel. Since then, Matt accepted a teaching position at California College of the Arts (CCA), where he helped expand the college’s undergraduate comics curriculum and founded CCA’s MFA in Comics Program. His recent projects include FOLIO Award–nominated “The Great Wine Heist” for Sonoma Magazine.


In our best estimation regarding the history of comics, the panel existed long before the page (and long before the written word, for that matter). Let’s imagine our ancestors huddled closely around a fire. They stare at a cave wall lit only by the warm, flickering light of the flames.