New Comic – Everything

I have a new Mini comic coming out “Everything” it will debut you at the Helsinki Comics Festival in the small press heaven tent!

Here’s a sneak preview of whats to come!


Helsinki Comics Festival

I am going to the Helsinki Comics Festival!

One of the reasons I will be there is to give a Seminar about my work surrounding the usage of Comics in Education, and my own experiences of using the Genre to write essays of my PGCE teacher training qualification.

I will also be running Comics by Signing 2, a follow up to a series of workshops that I taught last year, where I will be working with the Deaf residents of Helsinki to create Biographical Comics.

And finally I will be unveiling my new comic Everything which will be avaliable to buy at the Convention itself!

Find out more about the festival here http://www.sarjakuvafestivaalit.fi/in-english

And more about Comics by Signing 2 here http://sarjakuvakeskus.fi/etusivu/ajankohtaista/510-sarjakuvaa-viittoen-2-viittomakielinen-kurssi-8-12-9



Student work for Manga Studio course at Citylit

This is the work of Lianna Weidle who recently completed the Manga Studio Course I taught at City Lit!

You can see more of Lianna’s work here http://plumbumcomics.deviantart.com

The project was to draw a page based dialogue from Shakespeare’s  Macbeth!

Watch this space for more Manga/Clip Studio Courses in the future!

Deaf Day Animation Workshop! from Deaf Day Animation on Vimeo.

Deaf Day Animation Workshop!

We made a video about the children’s animation workshops at Deaf Day

Deaf Day will be held at City Lit on the 26th of April

You can find out more about it here


Music by Rachael Dadd rachaeldadd.com/


Manga Studio Course: City Lit in April!

I have a Manga Studio course at City Lit coming up in April! If you want to learn more about digital drawing and this amazing software  take a look at the info below!

What is the course about? Manga Studio is a software package used by comic professionals to create and draw cartoon comic books, comic strips and manga. Its tools are focused on comics and manga creation and it can be in used in all stages of creating pages from sketching and layouts, to inking, lettering and colouring. On this course you will learn about Manga Studio, and how you can use it to make your comic book and manga stories come alive! What topics will we cover? — Using the Wacom tablet – An overview of the Manga Studio software – Designing a comic/manga page – Drawing and inking – Lettering and speech balloons. – Colouring and shading comic pages. By the end of this course you should be able to: – Use a Wacom Tablet – Plan a page of sequential story telling – Understand how to draw, ink and letter a page using Manga Studio. – Understand how to break a story down into a sequence of images.
Dates 03/04/14 – 17/04/14 Day(s) Thu Duration – 3 weeks Time -18:00 – 21:00 Full fee: £90 Senior fee: £90 Concession: £60 Course code – VG447

Find out more at the following link!

Introduction to digital cartooning using Manga Studio

Work in progress: New comic!


Citylit: Fast Forward Talks – Comics Jam!

I’m doing a Comics Jam with the wonderful John Miers

In our latest City Lit, Fast Forward, talk event cartoonists Matt Boyce and John Miers will guide you through the process of creating collaborative, improvised comics. This is a great way to generate ideas and build confidence in drawing and storytelling skills. You’ll need to draw fast, and think faster! At the end of the event, everybody will have a complete, original short comic book to take away with them.

Place: Gosh Comic Store
1 Berwick Street, London W1F 0DR

Date: 18th March 2014

Time: 7.00 -8.30

Citylit Fast Forward: Comics Jam

Image: John Miers


Webcomic 23 – I’m still tired

I need more sleep!


Webcomic 22 – I am tired

I was very tired when I drew this!


My Helsinki Adventure – Helsinki Sign Language Comics!

If you have been reading my blog you will have seen that I spent a month working in Helsinki as part of the CUNE residency project, I plan to do a full post about it soon (when I get my PGCE essays out of the way).

Below you will find some of the press for the project:

I have been interviewed for Finnish Deaf TV!

Click on the button Viela 1 Juttu than you should see the interview in the sidebar!

Finnish Deaf TV – Viela 1 Juttu

I also turn up on YLE Deaf news which ran a nice feature on the project we did!

YLE Areena – Finnish Signed News

And  there’s an article YLE New’s site!

Yle Uutiset – Article

And finally a nice interview about the project I did on the CUNE website!

Cune Interview

More on the way!

Words with Fingers 01
Words with Fingers 02
Words with Fingers 03
Words with Fingers 04

My entry for the graphic short story prize

Here is my entry for the Observer/Jonathan Cape/Comica graphic short story prize

Click on the title of the blog post to read the comic (if you have come to the front page of my website).

Click on the images to scroll through the pages.

I didn’t win which is a shame I could of done with the prize money, I need a new tooth!



Helsinki Biographical Sign Language Comics Project!

In conjunction with the Finnish Comics Society, The Comics Centre and the HIAP on suomenlinna, I will be  running these biographical comic book/sign language workshops in Helsinki for deaf and hearing people!

Click the link below for more info!

Helsinki Biographical Sign Language Comics Project!
Matt Boyce Everyday Monsters

Everyday Monsters

I’m in Helsinki doing a residency with the Finnish Comics Society (more about that soon!).

Next week there will be an exhibition of my work at the Comics Centre called “Everyday Monsters!”

If you happen to be in Helsinki drop by and say hello!

Everyday Monsters – SARJAKUVAKESKUS




New Shop – buy a painting!

I have a new shop where you can buy custom paintings by me!

At the moment I’m drawing monsters but I will be adding other things like badgers and cats with laser eyes

You can find the link for the shop in the side bar or you can press the blue button.

Matt Boyce new online shop of joy!

New Courses for 2013/2014 term at Citylit

I am happy to announce I will be teaching the following courses for the 2013/2014 term at Citylit.

Click on the blue buttons to find out more.

Drawing for Comics (Sept 2013)

Drawing for Comics Advanced (Dec 2013)

Drawing for Storyboards (March 2014)

Drawing for Graphic Novels (April 2014)

This post contains images created by students of last years “Drawing for Comics” course: David Cambridge, Sam Atkinson & Mary Leedham-Green


Introduction to digital cartooning using Manga Studio

I have a Manga Studio course at Citylit coming up in June, if you are interested in doing it sign up!

For more info click the blue button!

Introduction to digital cartooning using Manga Studio

City Lit Staff Exhibition

Some of my work will be in the Citylit staff exhibition, on display from the 20th of may to the 6th of June!

The painting in this post is a victory for me, as its the first proper painting I have done in over a year since injuring my shoulder.

Find out more about the exhibition here

Citylit – Staff work exhibition


In August I will be going to Helsinki to work with the Finnish Comics Society, I will be their artist in residence for a month as part of the CUNE Comics artist in residence program at the Sarjakuvakeskus (comics centre).

Exciting stuff! I better try and learn some finnish before I get there!

To find out more about the CUNE CIR program click this nice blue button.

CUNE Comics Artist in Residence

And heres some info on the Finnish Comics Society.

Suomen sarjakuvaseura – Finnish Comics Society

BoyPlusBear page 26

Boy+Bear page 26 is now online you can read by pressing the blue button!

BoyPlusBear page 26

The Spirit of Radio

I found this drawing whilst going through an old hard-drive, I did it for a Sound of Drowning anthology (in 2005).

The Anthology was about songs that get stuck in your head and I did Rush’s “The Spirit of Radio”.

You can hear it by clicking the blue button!

The Spirit of Radio