British writer and award-winning cartoonist Matty Stone a.k.a “The Bay Area Brit” has now added the title “humo(u)rist” to his resume. As The Bay Area Brit, he has performed readings of his short, funny essays at events all over the S.F. Bay Area including the renowned LitQuake literary festival.
In the 1990′s, Stone drew music-related comics for San Francisco’s “The American Music Press” and created cartoons for The Improv Comedy Club. His single-panel cartoon “Stone’s Throw,” was picked up by “The New Breed,” a division of King Features Syndicate.
His first novel: “The Americanization of Poe Ogdred” was represented by Tricia Davey while she was at the prestigious Sanford J.Greenburger Literary Agency. A few years later, “Poe Ogdred” became “Poe Gill” and became the basis of a series of animated shorts.
In 2016, a collection of 25 of his funniest, true, short stories were published in a compilation of writing and drawings called “Inappropriate Behavio(u)r” The book can be bought here on Amazon.com
Matty continues to work on animations. In 2017, he created a series of animations set in Oakland called The Grand Lake. He is currently developing a half-hour animated pilot based on those characters.