Matt Madden started self-publishing minicomics in the early 1990s. He published his first graphic novel, Black Candy (Black Eye Books), in 1998, and in 2001 published Odds Off (Highwater Books). Madden lives in Brooklyn with his wife, author and cartoonist Jessica Abel. He works in comics and illustration; he also teaches comics at the School of Visual Arts and Yale University. His latest work appears in A Fine Mess, his biannual series published by Alternative Comics.