Matt Cunningham is a digital collage artist based in Northern California, where he lives with his wife and daughter. He can often be found scouring used bookstores and thrift shops for new material to make art. He has no formal training, but enjoys the influences of pulp comics, sci-fi, Atari 2600 games, and vintage ads and record albums.
I look to the idea of everyone having layers and containing surprises to inform my work and guide my process when I create a piece.
1. What’s been keeping you up at night?
My two-year-old daughter.
2. What’s the coolest thing you’ve seen or heard lately?
The Stranger Things’ intro (the music and the visual). Growing up in the 80s, I’m not sure how thrilled I am that I’m now old enough for the 80’s to be considered “retro,” but that intro to the TV show is pretty awesome, as far as aesthetics go. Also, Brian K. Vaughan and Cliff Chiang’s Paper Girls is pretty thrilling, as far as writing and illustration go for comics.
3. What’s the most exciting thing you’re working on right now?
Nothing. I’m having one of my existential crises of creativity again, where I feel creatively blocked. And just like the proverbial kid having a bad acid trip, I’m convinced it’s going to last forever.
4. If you could add anyone, alive or dead to your team, who would it be?
5. When the movie of your life is made, what will it be called?
The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension, unless that’s already taken.