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Matt Hollingsworth
Born1968 (age 55–56)
Notable works
Death: The High Cost of Living, Catwoman, Daredevil, The Wake, Tokyo Ghost, Hawkeye
AwardsEisner: Best Colorist/Coloring, 1997

Matt Hollingsworth (born 1968, in California) is an American comic book colorist. As of 2023, he was continuing to color comics for Marvel including such notable titles as Guardian of the Galaxy, Punisher and Doctor Strange.[1] He lives in Croatia.[2]


Hollingsworth graduated from The Kubert School in 1991 and began getting regular work from Marvel Comics and DC Comics. In 1993, he was hired to the Dark Horse Comics staff as head of the painted art department. After a year, he returned to freelance work and helped launch the award-winning Preacher from DC's Vertigo imprint.

He has worked on many titles for DC/Vertigo, Marvel, and others, including Catwoman, Batman, Daredevil and Alias. He won an Eisner Award for Best Colorist/Coloring in 1997, for work on several comics including Death: The High Cost of Living. He was nominated in 2004 for Catwoman. In 2006, he provided the colors of the Eternals book written by Neil Gaiman and pencilled by John Romita, Jr. Hollingsworth signed an exclusive contract with Marvel in April 2010.[3] In 2012, he teamed-up with writer Matt Fraction and artist David Aja to publish a new ongoing series of the character Hawkeye.[4]

In 2003, he enrolled in the Gnomon School of Visual Effects in Hollywood to become a visual effects artist in the film industry. He began working as a texture painter and technical director on such films as Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow, Fantastic Four, Serenity, Superman Returns, among others.

Toward the end of 2006, Hollingsworth moved to Croatia, where he lives with his wife, Branka, and son, Liam.



  1. ^ "Matt Hollingsworth". Marvel Entertainment. Retrieved 2023-06-26.
  2. ^ "About me". color artist Matt Hollingsworth. Retrieved 2023-06-26.
  3. ^ Beard, Jim (April 20, 2010). "Matt Hollingsworth's Marvelous Colors". Retrieved May 12, 2010.
  4. ^ Matt Fraction's and David Aja's 'Hawkeye #1': The Avenger who's just a dude Archived 2013-10-01 at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ 1994 Will Eisner Comic Industry Award Nominees and Winners
  6. ^ 1997 Will Eisner Comic Industry Award Nominees and Winners
  7. ^ 2003 Will Eisner Comic Industry Award Nominees and Winners
  8. ^ 2004 Will Eisner Comic Industry Award Nominees and Winners
  9. ^ Will Eisner Comic Industry Award Nominees 2014 Archived 2014-12-24 at the Wayback Machine