Matt Herzberg

Author / Illustrator / Narrator 

Distinct Poplar is created entirely by Matt Herzberg who started the project as a way to challenge himself to produce regular quality content in a single cohesive setting. Matt writes the stories, records himself reading them, and draws all the art.

Matt Herzberg is a graduate of the Columbia College Chicago Fiction Writing Program, and was an accomplished finger-painter in high school. Matt likes to write fiction, poetry, and Dungeon World adventures. Matt started drawing from a very young age, and since then has always kept a ballpoint pen in his pocket for the margins of take-out menus, paper napkins, and restaurant butcher paper.

Matt loves books, short stories, comics, role-playing games, hockey, fairy tales, and Ethiopian food. He endeavors to learn at least one hundred ways to tie a necktie (currently he knows 1). Matt lives in Chicago with his wife and (adopted) cat.

Photo Credit: Carasco Photography. Courtesy of Debi Lilly, A Perfect Event