Matt Shepherd loves you.
And he loves doing things he hopes you'll enjoy.
A podcast, a Masters in progress, an art gallery and a really cool day job.
Matt Shepherd is busy!
He's the creator and host of Fundamentals of Canadian Law, a podcast for the Queen's Law Certificate in Law.
He operates the Tiniest Gallery, the world's smallest art gallery. It's a box on a fence! Check it out.
He's a periodic guest trustee for Awesome Kingston.
Sometimes he restores vintage outdoor signs for interior use.
When he's not doing that stuff, he's working his dream job at Queen's University as a marketing, communications and alumni relations director in the Faculty of Law, where he's also pursuing an LLM.
More stuff? There's more stuff.
What else has Matt been Internet Famous for?
- A construction message that got him written up in some advertising magazines.
- An abandoned art project marrying modern apologies with public-domain comics art.*
- An analysis of Rashomon.*
- The story of Jack Layton's tea towel
- A brief stint in professional comics writing, including the acclaimed (but not great-selling) post-zombie comic Dead Eyes Open, an adaptation of Raphael Sabatini's 1922 novel Captain Blood**, a long-running daily webcomic called Man-Man, about a man who was bitten by a radioactive man and gained the strength, speed and agility of a man (now offline), and more.
*old site pages! Pardon the mess.
**Adapting a 1922 novel is one thing, but trying to make a comic adapted from a novel where people are speaking four different languages and that's an essential plot point is interesting. Hours spent with editor Jennifer de Guzman weighing how best to demonstrate this... dialogue balloon styles? Fonts? Good times.