Meet Matthew Goebel, Focus comic’s 11 year old autistic comic art intern

Meet Matthew Goebel, Focus comic’s 11 year old autistic art intern. Matthew is an Asian American artist who loves Focus, one of the world’s first autistic interns. Check out his most recent variant cover for the Spanish issue of Focus comic. Matthew’s art appears on this variant cover, plus page 24 of the comic. Matthew enjoyed learning about comic art as part of his internship with Focus comic. Matthew did an awesome job completing his drawing assignment for Focus and loved the experience of bringing a story to life through pictures. It is Matthews dream to become a professional comic artist and share his art and talents with the world.

Many thanks to Yvonne Wan (Focus comic creator, writer, artist and art teacher) and Douglas Hebert (Focus comic artist and art teacher) for teaching Matthew about the art of foreshortening and comic drawing. Yvonne had the pleasure of coloring Matthews art for the Spanish issue.

Please pre-order the Spanish issue featuring Matthews art by clicking here. Note: We recommend you order both the English and Spanish book so you can enjoy the book in both languages. The English book does not contain art by Matthew, but it does contain art by professionals plus other autistic interns.

Thank you for supporting Focus comic, which features art by professionals plus young autistic talent. The book features a main story by professionals, plus a section for young autistic art talent. Our projects mission is to entertain readers, maintain dignity for autistic individuals by removing the stigma and champion autistic and special needs kids through art.