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Matt Raithel
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Artist // Professional // Digital Art
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My Bio
Born alongside an Atari, I went to grade school with the Nintendo. I played on the monkey bars with the Sega Genesis, and I learned to drive with the Nintendo 64 riding shotgun. I went to college at Missouri State University with the PS2, where I graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Electronic Arts.

When I joined the founders of video game developer Black Lantern Studios, I fulfilled my dreams of developing games on the video game consoles that would follow.

I’m not a nerd, really; I just like wearing flip-flops to work and enjoy making money by making games.

I make those game at a lovely place called Graphite Lab in St. Louis, Missouri, USA.

I’m happy that some of our licensed titles have sold nearly a million units, but I know we’ve yet to reach our full potential at Graphite Lab by shipping an original title that reaches the same heights.

That's what I'm focused on fixing.

Current Residence: STL

Favourite Visual Artist
Digging Reiq right now, Chris Sanders too
Favourite Games
Street Fighter
Favourite Gaming Platform
Tools of the Trade
Other Interests
Beers, Phi, and CGI
Thanks to #Gnome-Home for adding the Gnome Cavern piece to their gallery!
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Thanks to Nintendo Platinum http://nintendoplatinum.deviantart.com/ for featuring the Super Mario Bros Throwback http://fav.me/d2v8whd in their gallery!
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Graphite Lab

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Our St. Louis studio is now called Graphite Lab! http://www.graphitelab.com/ http://graphitelab.com/blog/ Graphite Lab was born out of necessity to create beautiful things. As a studio under the Black Lantern Holdings umbrella, we show our roots of game design in all that we do. We built Graphite Lab to focus on services that could supplement our game development – but wanted to place the studio in a location that would benefit from a new digital studio to cater to mid-size businesses. Seeing that the St. Louis area had a few large marketing firms but fewer firms that focus on the mid-size business we planted our feet firmly in St.
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hey thanks for the support!
big up for the watch man!
Great gallery, especially the Psylocke pic, which won my heart. Very nice work!
I appreciate it! The psylocke one is getting pretty old actually, it's cool to see people still dig it!
Thanks for the comment, watch and fav! :)
Thank you for watching me. :blowkiss:
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