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Some background on Mirthquake

Matt has been working as a professional cartoonist and designer since 1986. He’s currently the art director for the Texas Frightmare Weekend, the largest horror-themed pop culture gathering in the Southwest. He’s provided graphic and web assistance to the Tallgrass and Viscera Film Festivals, as well as regional businesses such as Doo-Dah Diner and KS StateBank. His editorial cartoons, caricatures, and illustrations have been featured in the Wichita Eagle, Derby Daily Reporter, WSU Sunflower and the National Inquisitor. He has also designed display ads that have been seen in international publications like Fangoria and Rue Morgue.  

His graphic design has also contributed to the successful completion of three major motion pictures; TransformersIron Man, and Get Smart. His work was seen ON SCREEN in all three films, and in the case of Get Smart, graced the Key Art too!  He’s also one of the few artists granted the license to create artwork based on the classic 1968 film Night of the Living Dead by its original producing group, Image Ten. 


Mirthquake with the Godfather of the Zombie Movie
Mirthquake looking through the eyes of the master. With the late George A Romero, director of the 1968 classic NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD.
Matt’s Fictional Graphic Interfaces on the theatrical one sheet from GET SMART. Poster Design by Pulse Advertising.
Cast members from GET LUCKY, produced in 1996.
Angela Nuxoll, Keith Titze, Mike Davis and Chris Cullum in GET LUCKY or THE CASE OF THE TWIN DILEMMA. Photo courtesy Fernando Salazar/Wichita Eagle

Cracking You Up

Registering 9.8 on the Rictus Scale


With a name like Mirthquake, it has to be good.

Well, it doesn’t, but Mirthy can be as silly as he needs to be.  Not only known for illustrated cartoons, but Matt wrote or co-wrote several theatrically produced comedies under the pen name M.M. Boatrower, including his LUCKY STRIKES™ Fair Play Mysteries.    

Shaking Things Up

Art and Film can be CathARTic


He is also the producing director of CathARTic Art and Film Events, LLC., a philanthropical organization dedicated to facilitating the development of new venues in the arts and film industry; through Experiential Learning, Hands-on Mentoring, and International Access and Deployment of Emerging Talent, while contributing to local and national charities.

In short, he puts on workshops, screenings, forums and art shows based on Film genres such as Horror Films, Westerns, Film Noir and more.  

 

Crowds at the first CathARTic show, circa Halloween 2005
Crowds at the first CathARTic show, circa Halloween 2005