Mattyoung has lived outside Pittsburgh (his first true love), outside Cleveland, and outside New York… even outside Wheeling, West Virginia, for Christ’s sake! He hopes to one day live inside some city’s limits and enjoy the benefits of sidewalks; public transportation; and small-venue, Tuesday night live music shows.

With an undergraduate degree in English Literature and a minor in Film that was followed by post-graduate work in “graphic design and visual narrative” (a fancy nonesuch stand-in for “cartooning” at family reunions), clearly monetary gains are not his goals.

Currently, he resides in White River Junction, Vermont, where he is working on completing his graduate thesis for the Center for Cartoon Studies, watching movies, reading pulp novels, and listening to far too much Elvis Costello than any one person should.