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Matthew Laznicka was born to create; even from the earliest age he was putting crayon to paper to bring to life vividly colorful creatures to delight and astound his parents. Matthew attended the Milwaukee Institute of Design and graduated in 1991 with a BFA in Illustration. His goals are to saturate the world in the absurd, to boldly illustrate the insane, and to reach always for that branch above.

Matthew feels that his style not only captures a depth of his persona, but portrays eras that have always captured his soul. His inspiration comes from old films such as Hitchcock's, Frank Capra's, and B-grade science fiction. He loves nostalgia and lives to recreate its essence in his illustration. He believes that the past is something to treasure and hold tight in our hearts. "An old photo does not just reveal the people pictured, it reveals emotion and a bygone era of history; it's all in its story."

You can view more of Matthew's artwork at, and he can be contacted via his email

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