About The Comics
Brain Thought Word Say is a web comic — the collaboration between Matt Loeb and Ryan Marshall. It follows the story of two young men trying to make it in a semi-realistic world of responsibility and imagination. The comic looks to explore the ways we communicate with each other, the world, and concepts bigger than ourselves, while maintaining a carefree sense of dry humour.

 

About The Creators

Matt Loeb is a Canadian writer-performer. Born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, he grew up in Windsor, Ontario, went to university in Toronto, Ontario, spent a summer in Montreal, Quebec moved to Victoria, B.C. and, as of August 1st 2013, resides in Vancouver, B.C.. His first spoken word album “In The Duck” (2009) was met with applause from the audience. He has a BFA in Image Arts – Film from Ryerson University. He is warm blooded.

Actively engaged in the arts from an early age, Matt was often described by his teachers as enthusiastic and exceptionally verbal. In his youth, Matt attended the Stratford School for Shakespearean Acting, which sounds way more prestigious than Shakespeare Summer Camp. As a young adult, he worked as a volunteer consultant for CBC’s The National, which sounds better than “he was once allowed to tag along and carry equipment for a pair of very nice reporters.”

He has a partner and she means the world to him. He has a younger sister who is quite possibly his favourite person. He has some really close friends, some pretty cool friends, some people he is pretty sure like him, and a smattering of acquaintances he tries to remember. His parents have always been very good about most stuff.

Ryan Marshall grew up on Saturday morning cartoons and Sunday comic strips. He spent most of his childhood either playing with action figures and video games, reading books or drawing superheroes. Later on in life, he would get the awesome idea to become a computer programmer. Soon after he started down that path, it became apparent he was in way over his head so he dropped as many of  the programming classes as he could and squeaked by his math exams thanks to a generous teacher, put together a portfolio, and got into the Tradigital Animation program at St. Clair College in Windsor, Ontario.

After a bit of procrastination, he spent a summer in England with some very cool people, procrastinated some more, worked at a kids Tech Camp in Los Angeles, California, then worked really hard at being a better artist and animator and graduated. He now lives and works full-time in Montreal with his awesome girlfriend who is a way better animator and artist than he is (she may or may not be responsible for the future colouring of comics). He has two siblings who are both probably going to own bigger houses and cars then he ever will, and he’s okay with that. He was raised by two parents that work way too much and still give their kids more than they deserve.