by Ariadna Zierold
Mesa, Arizona-based artist Matthew Houston‘s cartooning overflows with experimental and original ideas in form and content. Put another way, it overflows with personality. He uses figures and symbols to express the longing for an unknown past and the pervading rootless confusion of the present. His works are largely improvised, naive, and amount to a frightened man scrawling on a cave wall, creating a refuge from modernity in imagined shibboleths.