May 31st 2011 By: Brian Warmoth
is far from unknown in the world of comics. Her manga-style "The Simpsons" masterpiece
put on the map for a lot of people, and she periodically pencils stories in Bongo's official Simpsons
series. Her efforts there even netted her an Eisner back in 2009
. You're missing out on her full range of art powers if you haven't seen the Calvin and Hobbes
and other mashups housed by her deviantART gallery
From bringing a little humanity to Sideshow Bob to giving Clint Eastwood some Pussycat ears and a guitar, she's tweaked scads of pop culture icons and moved them outside of their traditional aesthetic comfort zones.
Matsumoto keeps a regularly updated gallery on her personal website at SpaceCoyote.com
, too. It's equipped with all sorts of quirky video game, Beavis and Butthead
and Barack Obama pieces. Appreciate the madness of Bender singing with Beck, witness Bart become a Norman Rockwell subject, and pick up one of her books if you take a notion.