My name is Matt Holmberg, I’m an arter livin in Seattle. I’m mainly an illustrator, but I’m learning the bass, building models and painting them. I like to stay up for days and sleep weird hours. I like working hard on big projects. I listen to everything from Biggie to The Ramones. My dream is, well, working at a game co. and doing my own art.

Props: Music, Video Games, Girls, Warhammer 40k, Mini Painting, Sushi, Cons, Planes, Hotels that Rule, IM, Wacom tablets, Photoshop 5.5, Deleter, Advil, Cars, DSL, Card Games, People that make computers work, Lilo and Stich, Star Wars, Redmond, Game Stores, Manga, Doujins, Thanksgiving, Turtles, Beer, Free Thought, NASA, Mono Erasers, Birkenstocks, Cartoons, Fragles Brian Froud, Jo Mad, Brian Jacques, Tolkien, Terry Pratchet, SNES, Cerel, Digital Cameras, Teriyaki, Accents, Moles, Forums, Tacos, Starcraft, Toriyama Akira, Shirow Musamune, Ledheavy, Harada, Golf, Sanrio, Jack Bauer, Mega Man.

Slops: Munchkins, Hotels that Suck, Rain, Pigeons, Haters, Media, Seinfeld, Straight to Video Sequels, Localization, Censorship, D2, Cleaning, Inking.

Comments (70) [ Posted on: 02/22/2006] [


  1. hello Matt. errr… I’m spanish and I can’t write this very well so I hope U understand what I mean U. I’ve seen your pictures in ghostcircles and I love ’em. better than the other two guys, who are really good too. I’ve got some draws who I will like you make your own version, (only if YOU want, of course) and send ’em to me, it will be a honor for me :p but I don’t know where can I send ’em to you, so if you want, awnser me on thanks for your pacience :p

    Comment by Diego Mateos — January 27, 2008 @ 7:22 am

  2. hey ummm me and my bro are huge fans of your work we wanna know if you will be doing anything else or if you will post more stuff?

    Comment by Adam — January 30, 2008 @ 11:21 pm

  3. Hi, there

    I just happened to stumble onto your website and your art is amazing!!

    I’m an artist myself, I’ve been drawing for years, but I had this as a personal hobby and now I’ve focused on seriously developing my skills.

    I try to detach myself from the “manga” style, although there lie my roots. I was just wondering, how do you come up with the dinamics of the human body that you apply so sillfully to your characters?

    My weak points right now are on one hand the lack of dinamism, my characters are rather static (like posing for a family photo), and on the other my recently acquired abilities in digitalizing and painting my draws.

    I wonder if you can help me out a little, how do you do your outlines and drafts? If you can put me in the right direction, I’d be grateful.

    Thanks, man, keep up the good work!!

    Comment by Daniel — February 20, 2008 @ 12:11 am

  4. I have to say I love your art style. I would so hire you to draw the cards when I finish my trading-card game. If only I was a major company or had any money at all. As it is, keep it up! And do your best!
    ~Nick Ali, the Leaf.

    Comment by Nick — February 22, 2008 @ 7:15 pm

  5. nice stuff mate.


    Comment by paul — March 12, 2008 @ 3:21 am

  6. hey,

    my names elise, my brother jason lust(whom you may have worked with at magi-nation..??) introduced me to your work, and man its, well, fucking awesome. its a style all your own.
    i thought so much of it that i had to tell you so. so there.
    ill go crawl back into my hole now.


    Comment by Elise — March 19, 2008 @ 9:37 pm

  7. Matt,

    Great art..Do you have any published work? If so, what is it? On a non-related note…what version of D&D do you Prefer? I prefer 1st ed. & 3.5 minus the mini based combat rules heh.What army(ies) do you play in 40K ? I have Spacewolves.What are your thoughts on Dark Heresy ? :P
    Matthew S.

    Comment by Matthew S. — April 9, 2008 @ 12:32 pm

  8. Can I use one of your anthro pictures for an art project of mine in high school?

    Comment by Erth — April 20, 2008 @ 6:56 pm

  9. Oh wow! I cannot believe I stumbled upon your page!! I was a huge fan of Magi-Nation, and I thought your art for the game was absolutely wonderful. It was one of my favorite childhood games.
    Keep on making your unique art!

    Comment by Emily Rodamaker — May 11, 2008 @ 8:55 pm

  10. oh, and if you find the time, either hop on myspace [if you have one] or msn/aim

    Aim: DefMaidenDan

    Comment by Reg — May 12, 2008 @ 3:10 pm

  11. hey, im a huge fan of ur work, I was just curious how u got started with drawing and what u needed to do to get to this level.

    Comment by eric — May 18, 2008 @ 11:13 pm

  12. drew lots, and looked at things i liked to get better.

    Comment by Matt Holmberg — May 31, 2008 @ 6:00 pm

  13. hey i got another question. do u have any tips for when u draw things like hands feet and weapons? whenever i draw them they always turn out lame to me lol.

    Comment by eric — July 16, 2008 @ 7:45 pm

  14. These drawing are pretty amazing, especially the MND….kepp it up man :D

    Comment by K.M.B. — December 7, 2009 @ 10:07 pm

  15. man, I’m so sad (you couldn’t believe just how much) that you’ve abandoned this. Ever since a year ago, I keep checking over and over, hoping that you’ll add something new. I’ve finally come to the conclusion that you won’t, and because I can’t find you on facebook, I’m sad that I’ll never see more of your art… you are what made MND enjoyable, and you are what made me so sad to see MND go.

    Please, at least tell me if you draw anymore… I don’t know how you couldn’t but weirder things have happened…

    Comment by Lucas — March 1, 2010 @ 7:51 pm

  16. hi.
    I love your style

    Comment by raVen — April 9, 2010 @ 10:46 pm

  17. Hey Matt!

    These are extremely original and they are simply great.
    I see you do not do them any more. Big shame!!!

    I just wanted to ask you if you wouldn’t mind me using Archer Girl on my Archery equipment?
    Shame there is no more if her :)

    I know I do not have to ask you but it’s only fair as you put lots of effort and talent in this.
    If someone asks I will make sure to point them to your site.

    Thanks any way

    Comment by Mika — June 23, 2010 @ 11:16 pm

  18. Hi Matt,
    I’m sure you don’t remember but I spent quite a lot of time with you at a few Gen cons, back in the day. You even did an original work on my playmat. I always loved your work and would be very interested in getting a sketch or anything of Sorreah from you. I am the crazy guy who named my daughter Sorreah after the game. This work would mean a lot to my family and i would gladly pay for your time.

    If nothing else seeing your work brings back a flood of great memories.

    Thank you

    Comment by Taylor — July 20, 2010 @ 10:18 am

  19. Welcome back! Its so wonderful to see your art again after so long!! :)

    -A long time fan of Magi-Nation

    Comment by Celeste — August 19, 2010 @ 8:03 am

  20. Hey man,

    just wanted to let you know I’m a big fan and my buddies and I still play MND three nights a week. It really is too bad that the game is dead but I wish you continued success in all that you do.

    Comment by Gary — January 5, 2012 @ 11:17 pm

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