Interview with Matthew Christopher Nelson, creator of The Grove
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It has come to my attention that Matthew Christopher Nelson is the subject of allegations of intellectual property theft. In response to the concerns other artist have bought to my page, I am including links to the blogs that discuss these allegations here:
- Side by side comparison of MCN images and those he is accused of infringing upon
- Post about MCN’s alleged intellectual property theft on Tumblr
- Link to MCN’s old cached Kickstarter project (subject of some of these allegations
I removed the still from the comic from my blog. I have also approved all of the related comments regarding these allegations. I have received a request to just delete the interview, but I think it is important for the readers of my blogs to be able to see these comments. I don’t want to delete the interview because I would just delete the comments with it. Instead, I am linking to the information provided in the comments regarding these allegations.
Here are another series of links from the comment section regarding these allegations:
“His deviantart, linked above by Amita also shows all of the photos, AND artwork that he has stolen, filtered, and reposted as his own. For example:
Matthew Christopher Nelson is the artist behind “The Grove”, a post apocalyptic science fiction comic he’s co-authored with Robert Rumery. The story: Government Riots at a level that threatens the very fundamentals of society occur. The Government is believed to engaging in activities that are less than scrupulous. When the truth is revealed, riots occur all throughout the United States, with one of the main centers occurring is the state of Florida. The rioters, it is rumored, are being funded by ecoterrorists, and as an end result, a nuclear bomb is dropped on Florida, upon American soil. The side-affects of this are too many to count. As a result of the nuclear arsenal being used, the humans that were still within the state were genetically mutated into cunning, monstrous savages. One of the main riots occurred at a genetics lab that tested on animals. In the fallout, thousands of genetically altered animals, all of which possess human cognition, escaped and found safety within the confines of the altered Okefenokee swamp, which was enlarged many times over.
Born in 1970 to Carol and Richard Nelson. Originally born in New York, moved around quite a bit due to father being in the Air Force. One of the first books ever read was The Hobbit, followed by the entire Lord of the Rings trilogy, both read at age 7. Ever since then, the love of fantasy was unleashed. The youngest of 3 siblings, majored in Anthropology and Theatrical Studies, and minored in English Writing Arts. An avid artist, his preferred media are pen/ink and pencil, also sculpture and painting. Favorite artists are Salvador Dali and Albrecht Durer, and a fan of Tolkein, Brandon Mull, and R.A. Salvatore.
Q. You say one of the first books you ever read was The Hobbit… I remember an animated version of the story from when I was a kid, and I guess you’re around my age. Do you remember it? Are you excited about the movie?
Q. You have a couple of exciting projects you’re involved with right now. First, let me ask you about the Accidental Magical War. What inspired you to write it?
Q. The genre for the Accidental Magical War seems to be fantasy – is that correct? Or do you feel it belongs somewhere else?
Q. You are also working on a comic book series, “The Grove”, with Robert Rumery. I’ve seen the artwork and it’s interesting, dark and engaging. Where would you put it, genre-wise?
Q. Is there anything you would like to share about the story?
Q. Do you believe that studying theater and anthropology have in anyway affected your development as a writer?
Q. How does working with another writer differ from writing alone?
Q. What are the things you prefer about the comic book form over the literary form, and vice versa?
Q. Finally, is there anything you would like our readers to know that we haven’t already covered?
~ by Sumiko Saulson on December 13, 2012.