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1975- Matt Reed is unleashed upon an unsuspecting world.
1978- Parents take him to see his first movie, Superman. They are later quoted as
saying, “His eyes were glued to the screen”.
1980-81- These are formative years:
- Sees three films he now considers the holy trinity of cinema: Flash Gordon,
Clash of the Titans, and Time Bandits. His mind is permanently warped.
-Starts collecting comic books (a collection now numbering in the thousands)
-Strangely identifies with his Letter People namesake Mr. M and his munching
mouth: a lifetime of indulgent overeating begins.
-His family purchases an Atari 2600 kicking off an obsession with video games
1983-85- Life is consumed with ninjas, breakdancing, Dr. Who, Indian Guides/Trailblazers
campouts, pop music, G.I. Joe., and Godzilla. The 80’s were good times.
1988- -Mows enough lawns to purchase a Dyno freestyle bike and goes crazy on the
-The Atari and Commodore get a break as Nintendo comes to town.
-McCord Jr. High art teacher, Mr. Rilling encourages him to pursue art in high school.
1990- Forced to move to New Jersey, the garbage state, due to father’s job transfer.
1991- -West Morris Central art teacher, Mr. Boyeson, inspires him in ways that wouldn’t be
fully realized until later in life.
-Discovers punk rock. Radical politics now enter his already unusual views.
1992- Glorious return to Ohio.
1993- Graduates from Sycamore High School and goes to Columbus College of Art and
Design with a partial scholarship.
1994-1996- Becomes a vegan pinko commie bastard.
1997- Graduates from CCAD and really misses the video game arcades and endless bike
rides of his youth. Does not want to be an “adult”.
-Works in the aggravating and unsatisfying field of illustration.
Sidenote: Best movie of 1997: Anaconda.
1998- Goes back to school to pursue teaching.
1999- Working part time at Toys ‘R Us he meets the love of his life, Laura Johnson, who he
quickly dubs “Schmoo” because of her use of phrases like, “Morals…schmorals.”
2000- -Starts screaming his head off for Youth Empowerment Project, a Cincinnati hardcore
-Begins taking Tae Kwon Do in honor of his hero, Chuck Norris.
-Throws water-balloons at various people.
-Starts teaching for a living.
2001- Takes a cross-country trip to California and is called the ‘b-word’ by a friend in a non-
ironic manner, laughter ensues.
2002- Youth Empowerment Project breaks up and he moves to the craptastic location
known as Pittsburgh, PA, while his girlfriend pursues graduate school.
2003- -First Solo Exhibition of his art work at the Penn Gallery in Pittsburgh.
-Sets a world record on Bugs for the Atari 2600. (This score is beaten a little over a
year later by “Mr. Activision”, Todd Rogers and later disappears from the Twin Galaxies scoreboard.)
-Takes a trip to Nova Scotia and fails to see any moose. Consolation prize: Seeing the world’s largest axe.
2004- Glorious return to Ohio.
2005- -Sets a world record on Xevious for the Nintendo.
-Starts screaming his head off for File and Claw, a Cincinnati hardcore band.
2006- -Earns the rank of Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do.
-Searches in vain for gators in the swamp where they filmed Swamp Thing on a trip to Charleston, SC,
and finds giant spiders instead.
2007- -Starts screaming his head off for yet another Cincinnati hardcore band, Paralyzer.
-Puts together the first version of this website to show off his artistic genius on the internets.
2009- Earns a second degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do but leaves that art to expand his martial arts knowledge at the best school ever, The Reed Academy of Martial Arts. (Jeet Kune Do, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Kali, Silat, Savate, Muay Thai, and Wing chun)
2010-Present- Has fun doing art, seeing bands, playing games, watching movies, reading comics, kicking ass, taking trips and living the good life.