Thursday, July 7, 2016

Saturday, February 13, 2016

"An Apple So Dark" original painting 
16" by 20", acrylic on cradled hardboard.

An Apple So Dark - M. C. Matz ©2016

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Friday, October 9, 2015

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Friday, October 2, 2015

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Monday, September 28, 2015


Inspired by a photo taken and tweeted by Andrew Hozier-Byrne (@hozier)

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Sunday, July 5, 2015


It was bound to happen.
I finally gave into my fangirl and did a pencil drawing of Andrew Hozier-Byrne.
Pardon the bad repo. I need to get my scanner reconnected.
This is via my iPhone.

Monday, March 9, 2015

Dog Therapy

©2015 Madeline Carol Matz. All rights reserved. Permission required for use.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Amanda Palmer Tarot Decks available for auction on eBay

20 decks will be available for auction on eBay during the months of October and November.
All decks will start at $45. Free domestic shipping via USPS Priority mail.

Monday, October 6, 2014

The Amanda Palmer Tarot featured in Crain's Chicago Business

The Amanda Palmer Tarot is featured among 20 Chicago products that hit it big on Kickstarter this year.

The cards and artists featured in the slideshow:
Amanda Palmer Tarot package and deck design ©2013 M. C. Matz
The Empress ©2013 Aly Fell
The Hanged Man ©2013 Molly Crabapple
The Moon ©2013 Audrey Bishop
The Sun ©2013 Alexa Dunham
3 of Cups @2013 Zelda Devon
Knight of Cups ©2013 M.C. Matz
Princess of Cups ©2009 Ben Naylor
Knight of Wands ©2013 Marc Scheff

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Felony Friday 2014.09.28

Hello. I have been busily working on completing the Sticks & Bones graphic novel which has been taking up most of my art-making time but I have picked up doing my weekly Felony Friday drawings.

Every week, on Friday, I select a photo from's mugshot section and put up a drawing before midnight every Sunday.

You can see the lot of them at I will start posting them here, too.

This week's drawing:

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Spectrum Art Live! Mini Paintings

The magnificent Jon Schindehette ran a little competition to get a bunch of miniature artworks for Spectrum Art Live! this May 9-11, 2014 in Kansas City, MO.

Here are my humble contributions which will be available for purchase and will also include 3 prints of my ballpoint pen artist trading cards.

You can see all 275 entries at Infected By Art.

Monday, February 10, 2014

The post-kickstarter state of things.

Currently working on getting all the decks from the The Amanda Palmer Tarot kickstarter out to the backers.

Lots of logistics, boxes and packing tape but we are getting there. The bulk of the domestic rewards are arriving ahead of the promised delivery date.
The international shipped rewards are getting ready to go out the door this week.

It has been a wonderful experience, creating the deck, working with so many great artists and having it be so successful but I am aching to get back to painting and working on the continuation of Sticks & Bones, the graphic novel written by Valya Dudycz Lupescu.

My right brain is starting to get punchy!


Monday, August 5, 2013

The Amanda Palmer Tarot kickstarter!

The Amanda Palmer Tarot kickstarter campaign is live!

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Order "Sticks & Bones: Home Is Where the Hearth Is"

Home Is Where the Hearth Is" is the first volume of the limited series "Sticks & Bones".

The first chapter of a graphic novel written by Valya Dudycz Lupescu, painted comic pages by me, Madeline Carol Matz, with book design and lettering by Aaron B. Miller.

It tells the story of Yaroslav, a displaced house spirit in America looking for a new home. At its heart, this is a fairy tale about love and transformation, and the sacrifices we make to find our place in the world.
6" x  9",   27 pages,  Wolfsword Press 2012

PRICE:   $6.99

Thursday, September 27, 2012