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29th December 2013

Matt Ritchie and his family have been a group of the most hospitable people I’ve met since moving to the Bay Area. I always knew him as a dad and park ranger who, according to other people, made awesome miniatures.

When I think of the type of person who builds “miniatures”, I think of little old men with huge glasses who hover over the only light in an otherwise pitch black room, listening to themselves humming over AM radio. Someone on the verge of becoming a kook. It wasn’t until I was invited to Matts studio when I realized how intense his collection of hand made art really was.

Matt didn’t build “miniatures”. He simply created an entire illustrated version of his life that happen to be small enough to be confined to a series of flat files, rat shaped frames, and hand cut wooden boxes. Matt’s pretty much mastered wood working, the use of a ball point pen, composition, story telling, flip books, clean line paintings, button making, and protecting his local park from hoodlums! His studio is one of the most inspiring places I’ve ever visited and was so glad to not only get to snoop around and take some photos, but to also have them featured on Juxtapoz.com, recently.

 Check out more photos from my studio visit with artist Matt Ritchie at Juxtapoz.com

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24th June 2013

Juxtapoz July Issue 1

In this issue of Juxtapoz magazine, they focused on the annual event/ reunion comic book enthusiasts known as Comic Con! If you haven’t been to a Comic Con event, I’ll have you know its one of the most fun, over stimulating experiences you’ll ever have. As exciting as Comic Con , it can be known to cause anxiety real quick. Luckily, in this issue, Alex Pardee and I got to give tips on how to survive your first Comic Con adventure!

Juxtapoz 2I had a fun time remembering all the characters and characters dressed like characters, from my past Comic Con excursion. You can see my photos from years of Comic Con-ing, in the current issue of Juxtapoz!