|Born||in Lebanon, Pennsylvania, USA|
|Birth Name||Matthew Stuart Busch|
|Height||6' (1.83 m)|
Mini Bio (1)
In the early 90s, Busch began his career in Hollywood, working in every aspect of the movie business, working on films like The Matrix and Con-Air.
Simultaneously, he began illustrating books, magazines, posters, comics, trading cards and toys for notable pop culture properties like Lord of the Rings, The Crow, G.I. Joe, Night of the Living Dead, The Hulk, Battlestar Galactica, Robocop, The Mummy, and Star Trek.
Mostly known for his work with the Star Wars universe, Busch has written and illustrated dozens of Star Wars books and magazines. He created the cover of Tales from the Empire, which became a New York Times Bestseller. Busch was also involved with creating artwork for advertising, marketing, and licensed products for all three Star Wars prequels. Busch also provided nearly 400 drawings and paintings for the critically acclaimed You Can Draw Star Wars book from DK Publishing. Busch also extended his own unique drawing and painting tutorials to video, with episodes Online that shattered records and were later collected on as limited edition volumes on DVD.
A closet musician himself, Busch has worked with major musical artists like Alice Cooper, Beastie Boys, Beck, Black Sabbath, Cinderella, Foo Fighters, Garbage, Kid Rock, L.L. Cool J, Billy Joel, Megadeth, Motley Crue, Ted Nugent, Ozzy Osbourne, Poison, and Jessica Simpson.
The first hardcover collection of his work, "Fantastic Visions: The Art of Matt Busch" was Published by Avatar Press, which included an Introduction by Poison's Rikki Rockett. SQP Publishing released a hardcover collection titled "Pucker: The Seductive Art of Matt Busch" which featured an Introduction by System of a Down's John Dolmayan. In 2007, Hermes Press published the quintessential collection, titled "The Worlds of Matt Busch." Most recently, Busch has published his largest collection to date, "Hollywood is Dead", a 208 page hardcover where he repainted all of the historical iconic movie posters with a zombie twist.
In 2006, Busch released his first independent movie, Conjure, a film he wrote, directed, starred in, and even composed music for. Financing the entire movie himself, the unique film was met with critical acclaim and shattered records. In 2008, Busch released his second feature, Illustration Nation, a documentary of his world travels during his 2007 Planetmatt World Tour.
Aladdin 3477 is Busch's biggest project to date, a feature film that has been in development for more than 2 decades. Based on the classic Arabian Nights tale, the movie is set in Asia 1,500 years in the future. The movie is expected to be released at some point in 2015.
Busch resides in a multiple-studio house set up in Macomb Township, Michigan, with his wife artist/actress Lin Zy and their dog Roxie and a family of Japanese Koi. Both are professors at Macomb College by day and adventure seeking artists at night.
- IMDb Mini Biography By: Bill Baker