Matt. Murray

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Gender MALE
Industry Arts
Location Bethlehem, PA, United States
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Introduction Matthew C. (Matt.) Murray earned his BFA in film, television and radio production from NYU, where he also studied the history of animation under noted scholar Jerry Beck. At the age of 30, Murray was elected president and was hired as the first executive director of the Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art where, among other projects, he curated an exhibit on the history and impact of Saturday morning cartoons and crafted events and programming such as the year-long retrospective about 1986: The Year That Changed Comics. He left MoCCA in June, 2008 and founded the Sequential Art Collective, an organization with the belief that comics, cartoons, illustration and animation are important art forms worthy of serious study and promotion. He is an avid collector of comic and animation art, and a recognized “Smurfologist.”
Interests Films, TV, Stories, The Funny Books (yeah I mean Comics), Stuff.
Favorite Movies Scorsese, Hitchcock, Kenneth Branagh, Kevin Smith, Tarantino, Terry Gilliam, Tim Burton, Christopher Nolan, David Lynch, Walt Disney.
Favorite Music Afghan Whigs, Tom Jones, '60's Soul, '90's Indie Rock, Opera, Show Tunes, Mostly Anything.
Favorite Books Shakespeare's First Folio, My Incredible Life as The Hulk by Lou Ferrigno, Anything by: Stan Lee, Neil Gaiman, Chuck Pahlaniuk, Clive Barker, Douglas Adams, Frank Miller.