The first time I saw Matte's work, I was in a really groovy gallery in Portsmouth, NH. After a delightfully retro breakfast at the Friendly Toast, we meandered in and I was in love with his work in a second. It reminds me (in a very sweet, nostalgic way) of Ed Emberley's Drawing Book: Make a World, which is how I learned to draw as a child. His books are still available. We bought one for Rosie's nephew this year for his birthday. Makes me want to go find them again. There's a Halloween book that is especially awesome.