Collection of ink drawings from professional, publishing, commercial and personal projects, including New York Times, Business Week, Men’s Health, Esquire, Sydney Opera House and Art Directors Club.
Graphic novel collection of short autobiographical comics drawn from the experiences of a dozen ordinary residents and visitors to the suburban South-Western Sydney communities of Cabramatta, including a software engineer, student, designer, editor and copywriter. CAB was launched with a solo exhibition showcasing the graphic novel’s entire body of original artwork. The project was supported by the Foundation for Young Australians and select excerpts were included in the Growing Up Asian in Australia anthology from Black Inc Books. Read CAB.
“As always, Matt Huynh continues to surprise and impress with his exploration of new graphic novel material in the Australian context…there’s never been one like this before – one that redefines what’s possible in this form of media”
- Inkspot, Australian Cartoonists Association Official Journal
4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art commissioned me to create a series of short comics from stories from Chinatown regulars, locals and visitors. The result was a combination of stories of childhood, business, local clubs, students and residents. These shorts were collected in a graphic novel, ‘Chinatown’, and launched at the Sydney Opera House’s Graphic Festival 2011 with a lion dancing troupe performing in front of a projection of their comic strip. Read Chinatown.
This scrolling 11m comic strip developed after embedded observational drawing with the martial arts troupe preparing for lion dancing performances at the Moon Festival. The Jin Wu Koon martial arts academy allowed me incredible access to their training gym, Moon festival performances around Sydney and social dinners. Lion Dancers was accepted in the Society of Illustrators 54 Annual and Exhibition in the ‘Sequentials’ category. Launch Web-Comic
A MATHS ODYSSEY
Illustrated story book about the history of mathematics, from Euclid to the modern computer.
The illustration series was used in a spoken storytelling session for Ultimo Science Festival.
Publisher: Powerhouse Publishing.
DIGITAL DARK AGE
Illustrated story book about the development of recording technologies to coincide with an exhibition for the Parramatta Heritage Centre.
Our canine hero snatches the spear from the the storytelling camp fire and pictographs on cave walls and struggles to safeguard it in a succession of evolving and fallible recording techonologies, from the clay tablet to magnetic tape, vinyl, computers and ‘the cloud’. Publisher: Powerhouse Publishing.
Art book collecting a series of illustrations by myself, Wil Loeng and Haline Ly.
The book was launched with an exhibition at Rococo Productions Space.
Shortlisted for the Berlin Illustrative Festival’s Young Illustrators Award in the Book Art category.
Press: TimeOut Sydney, Vibewire
Art book collecting paintings and drawings from Spring 2011 solo exhibition at Paper Mill Gallery.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, ANYWAY
Comic book following the disintegration of romance between two young couples in Sydney.
“…inspirational, it’s one of those rare books that could very well change the way you view life.” - Logan Polk, comicbookgalaxy.com
“Best of Week, 9/10.” - Don Macpherson, the Fourth Rail.
“captures deftly with moody brushwork and eloquent dialogue a day in the life of two students. Elevating and provocative.” - Farel Dalrymple.