You Monsters Are People is a running narrative and analysis of our individual and shared realities. It is filled with words and images hoping to explain the scam of existence and the void in space that we currently occupy and misunderstand.

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Matt Posky is often found hunting for fresh and unique experiences at some personal risk. With an upbeat despondency, he enjoys examining the cosmos and cobbling together his thoughts into something entertaining, eloquent, or offensive. Primarily a writer, he also works as an illustrator or walking glitch. He doesn’t believe people know how to read anymore and has a long standing love affair with animals and outer space.

mattposky by Irena Yang

Having lived previously in luxurious metropolitan Detroit, Posky now occupies New York City were he freelances for several publications and wanders around aimlessly as a pastime. If you would like to collaborate, commission him for a project, express your thoughts, or air a grievance, please write your name on the back of an index card and burn it with some of your hair. Drink the resulting ashes mixed with salt water. Shine a rose colored light at the night sky and shout your own name into a dog’s mouth. If you have done everything correctly, the dog will run off to retrieve him.

Matthew can also be contacted online.

146 Responses to About

  1. Sarah says:

    You’re pretty funny. You need a google follower button.

  2. LOL–off to Vegas you go! LOL. I second Sarah’s motion.

  3. Otto says:

    more like bolting narrative. can it scale walls too? that stuff bout cats is true anyway.

  4. What kind of humor do poker players like? Cardtoons.

  5. Sweet stuff! I’ll be back. ;) – I know you like those winky emoticons.

  6. bschooled says:


    My imagination and I got married in Vegas as well. But then we broke up.

    He was just too wild for my liking.

    *awkward silence*

  7. wanderingkid says:

    I met you at a get together, for reasons unkown i didnt bother to get to know you, nor you to know me. makes me wonder how many other creative interesting people ive sat in the same room with sharing drinks, smokes and jokes with.

    Excellent writing by the way.

  8. Thanks for commenting on “Totes McGoat!” I read several of your blog posts; they cracked me up. I look forward to reading more.


  9. mct88 says:

    Thanks for commenting on my Random post. Your posts are funny. Will be checking in often!

  10. Jeff Mazurek says:


    Thanks for stopping by my page, randomly commenting on the birthday greetings between one complete stranger and another, and offering a Michigan-artist-friendship.

    I’m actually living in Louisville, KY for now, but work will pull my wife and I back to the mitten pretty soon (next year, maybe?). I dunno. She’s the doctor. We’ll end up where she gets paid.

    I haven’t yet looked at your delightful musings half as thoroughly as I should, but I can already tell that I’m going to adore the wit of your illustrations and the quality and cohesiveness of your prose. I feel that I should note that I also dislike small talk, and that saying so will allow you and I to circumvent a lot of the usual, pseudo-curious blather that staples so many initial conversations deep into a pile of mud.

    That wasn’t too negative, was it? I hope not.

    Until soon,

  11. dude your cartoons rock!

  12. Stella Trout says:

    Checked out your press; good stuff. I was struck by your style right away. Good post titles, drawings and quirk level. Keep on keeping on, Posky.

  13. Crystal Cranmore says:

    hi there, is this my old neighbor Matt Polsky? from New JErsey?

    • Crystal Cranmore says:

      hmmm, nevermind, your not. lol Sorry bout that. Thanks for the comment on my post though. : )

    • WordsFallFromMyEyes says:

      I think his name’s Posky. Maybe that’s why he didn’t answer you. I know, you asked over a year ago – I just like reading comments as much as articles! Um… Happy New Year! N’n.

  14. letspout says:

    Love your ideas and character :)

  15. Thanks for posting at my blog. Your blog rocks.

  16. katarzynawid says:

    Apparently you have a lot of love, or comments to give. Interesting strategy. I enjoy your musings.

  17. Meg says:

    Love this blog. Thanks for the giggles.

  18. barnicle ))> says:

    very amusing site!

  19. Evie Garone says:

    Hey, Just stopped by your sight…laughed, and laughed. You are really a little crazy, no? Subscribed, so I’ll know what you’re up to Evie

  20. Too cute! Thanks for the amusing intro, Matt.

  21. subWOW says:

    “This is going to be so awesome”. Yes indeed that’s what I am looking forward to now. :-)

  22. rraineydays says:

    Funny posts and I enjoy your illustrations!!! Very talented!! ;-)

  23. dru says:


    I often dream about running away and getting married in Vegas. In fact, I have long held that if a man proposed to me and said “let’s go right now” with the clothes, wedding dress, tux and ring I would marry him, no matter what.

    Glad I’m not the only one.

  24. eweket says:

    officially subscribed!! :)

  25. bellemedland says:

    Posky, you have a great sense of humour, and I thoroughly enjoy reading your posts – more please!

  26. Thanks for dropping by my blog. I like your blog. I especially your humor, you’re very funny! :)

  27. Josè Pascal says:

    Surfing the waves of the web I am pleasantly stranded in this beautiful blog.

    I write under the pseudonym of Josè Pascal (a descendant of the great Colonel Aureliano Buendía).

    I invite you to visit my italian writing blog http://parolesemplici.wordpress.com/mytinbox/. I define this blog “In parole Semplici” as a “virtuacultural tin” box where they are guarded thoughts, memories, images, sounds, and simple stories. ”

    If you want to participate and to have more informations send me a letter to inparolesempli@gmail.com

    Good life and I hope to soon

  28. ian says:

    So I looked around and could not find your email address. I have a page that I’m using to workshop a longer piece that I’ve written. I value your opinion and would like to send you an invite. If you’re interested, send me an email: imcurl84@gmail.com

  29. kristinawebb says:

    I like the way you depicted your shirt in the banner. The sleeve length says you’re here to party, but the design says you really want Doritos. Well done.

  30. Mike Lemons says:

    This is great stuff!! I thought I would drop by since you were so kind to drop into my neck of the blogging world today. I must say that your sense of humor runs right down my alley…I definitely will be checking in on this blog in the future.

  31. sgottahurt says:

    Finally got a chance to stop by and search around. Glad I did. Good stuff.

    (Be honest with me… The Cat Lover’s Diary is fake, right?)

    • Posky says:

      Fake? Are you asking if it’s imaginary? No, it has a definite shape and form in this reality. I’m going to go pick it up, just to make sure….

      …Yep. It totally exists. My hand didn’t go through it or anything weird like that.

    • jess says:

      “fabled” Cat Lover’s Diary, which was brilliantly concepted and written. Matt, you could totally pitch CLD as a sitcom. Develop the characters and storyline, write a treatment and pilot episode. You have great exposure at this moment. Get to it man before someone out there beats you to it. :) Good luck!

  32. bmj2k says:

    Your cat diary blog was enough, but the ugly baby blog convinced me to add you to my blogroll. Great stuff!

  33. CMSmith says:

    I love your illustrations and will be back.

  34. eva626 says:

    very amusing you are and so is your blog! i like it! i also enjoy comics!!!! so i cant wait to read more of your stuff!

  35. sendtoharvey says:

    i can’t believe you knew the car was a malibu also…not many of us can figure cars out from a fuzzy picture..
    anyways, ur blog looks promising for reading with high entertainment value…look forward to checking the rest out.
    thanks for the comment though

  36. monkey electric says:

    I was a freelance cartoonist for 10 years.
    Yours is the best stuff I have seen on WordPress.

    • Posky says:

      This news comes at a good time. As you know, it’s easy to get fed up as we run out of time, energy, ideas and direction.

      This is probably one of the nicest things anyone has said to me. I really appreciate it.

  37. nice blog, you have striking humor and a captivating writing style.specially love ur illustrations !

  38. comingeast says:

    Congratulations!! You have been awarded The Versatile Blogger Award. Stop by at comingeast.com to see more details.

  39. Genie Geer says:

    I hope you become a writer on SNL (soon). They need you! If you are already, please disregard this post.

  40. When I stop laughing, I will be back… :)

  41. jennygoth says:

    loved this site just on my way out shoppin as us women do but il be back for another look xxjen

  42. I love the unique title of your blog. Its awesome!

  43. jennygoth says:

    by the way over here we eat fish n chips from newspaper aww now that would spoil the art xxjen

  44. willkooi says:

    So you commented on my blog a year ago, and I never wrote back. What a horrible thing for me to do. If it makes you feel any better (as I’m sure you’ve been fretting over it for many months), your blog is inspiring and your illustrations are great. Subscribed!

  45. Bhushan Shirgaonkar says:

    How do you draw these awesome comics?

  46. casallina says:

    Your blog is hilarious. The Cat Diaries has to be the greatest thing I’ve read in a long time.

  47. TikkTok says:

    Matt! I’ve nominated you for The Versatile Blogger Award!

    Go here to read the rules and accept your award if you so desire.

    Congratulations! :lol:

  48. i know what blog I’ll be reading when I need a laugh- your prose is very engaging. I bet Detroit misses you.

  49. drawandshoot says:

    I’m thinking I could recognize you walking down the street just from seeing that excellent portrait your friend did on newspaper!
    also…I’ve entered into your blog-o-sphere and I might be happily stuck here.

  50. asoulwalker says:

    I have nominated you for the VBA. If you need and or want details they are on my blog (http://asoulswalk.wordpress.com/things-people-say/). To say that you are funny would be the understatement of the year. While it might be wrong to say that “The Cat Lover’s Diary” has changed my life… it certainly feels that way and I just have no control over my feelings. I wish you the best and look forward to more of what you do. Cheers.

  51. eva626 says:

    i went through your blog and i like it! very cool. I just love the illustrations! so funny…

    i wrote a post recently about drawing and stuff…you should check it out! you can be a great motivator for other bloggers!

    nice to meet you btw!

  52. Stephen Zawodzinski says:

    Hi! I just wanted to let you know that I just nominated you for the “Versatile Blogger” award for WordPress! I had to write a post about my own nomination- it’s a tradition, I guess.

    If you decide to continue the posting tradition you need to:

    1. write seven random things about yourself

    2. nominate 15 bloggers that you follow

    3. put the “Versatile Blogger” picture (you can find it on my blog on the very first post on the homepage) on your post.

    Happy Blogging! : )

  53. asoulwalker says:

    Any chance there will be a new “T.C.L.D.” post for new years eve or new years day?

  54. theomnipotentbumblebee says:

    Your writing skills, Sir, greatly intimidate me.
    Beautiful name for a blog, by the way. The best I’ve come across so far :)

  55. pattisj says:

    It’s quite fun over here in your neighborhood.

  56. unsungpoet says:

    Love your wit and sense of humor!

  57. WordsFallFromMyEyes says:

    Nice to read
    what you let us know. :)

  58. Fiona.q says:

    “embrace the truth and the weird” – bravo!

  59. asoulwalker says:

    I accepted the Liebster award. You are one of my five picks. I would appreciate it if you would continue to be awesome. (Details if desired at: http://asoulswalk.wordpress.com/things-people-say/)

  60. What a great blog! You had me at “Cats”. Who can resist you?? Thanks for you learned comment about my poem. I like to say them aloud several times to catch the rhythm until I am happy, its the best part.

  61. Hello my friend, I have nominated you for the ABC award. If you wish to accept, just follow this link! http://wp.me/pGRsE-BI

  62. juliamarisa9 says:

    Today I nominated & gave you The Versatile Blogger Award. I like your blog and thought you deserved this award. If you choose to accept the Versatile Blogger Award, there are a few things you are required to do, to pass it forward. According to the requirements of the award you must:
    • Nominate 15 other bloggers
    • Inform my nominees
    • Share 7 random facts about myself
    • Thank the one who nominated me
    • Add a picture of the award to this post
    To see your blog included in the award ceremony just click here…

    I hope you enjoy the award and accept it and pass it forward.

  63. This is the best thing i have stumbled upon in ages.

  64. janieblim says:

    Hi! I’m inviting you to join in a game of tag. You only have to answer a few questions and tag other people. I’m really curious about how you would answer the questions. I read your blog posts through the email sent to my phone and always find them hilarious!

    Anyway, you can find the questions here: http://janielives.wordpress.com/2012/03/03/lets-play-tag/

    Have a nice day!


  65. clownonfire says:

    Bonjour Posky,
    Nice to meet you.
    I want le blog header by toi.

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  67. owl says:

    Hello Posky,

    I blame Le Clown and Dotty Headbanger, or Dotty Headbanger and Le Clown, for making it so that I have so much reading all of the time that I still have not finished (depending on your definition of “finished,” which I find to be a very flexible term indeed that can also mean “started”–slippage is so nice) my paper. And by paper I mean Paper.


  68. Okay, I give. It’s me. Okay, not really. I found you because you found me on WP. And now I’ve read a few of these and have some questions. Email me? gena (dot) perdue (at) gmail (dot) com. :-)

  69. jjotter says:

    Hahahahaaaaa! OK, I’ve only read one post and your “about” section and both times I burst out laughing. SO funny!!!

  70. Hi,

    I enjoy your blog, and so I have nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award.
    You can read about what you need to do here: http://londonerfromafar.wordpress.com/2012/05/14/versatile-thanks/
    and get a copy of the Award picture (http://versatilebloggeraward.wordpress.com/blog-button/) to place on your blog.

    A Londonder from Afar

    Please note, the award is completely optional and you do not have to accept.

  71. J.R.Barker says:

    I have nominated you for the sunshine blogger awards http://jrbarker101.wordpress.com/?p=288&preview=true

  72. goodoldgirl says:

    Just a short note to let you know I’ve nominated you for The Lovely Blog Award.

  73. Jaime says:

    Hi Matt! Your blog… hilarious. Thanks for making me laugh while also teaching me a few lessons. Also, I’ve nominated you for “A One Lovely Blog Award.” Excited to read about your future adventures.

    For details: http://withmuchness.wordpress.com/2012/08/12/one-lovely-blog-award/

  74. Gina Marie says:

    Hilarious! I wonder if anyone has actually tried the magic spell you suggested.

  75. Amirh says:

    Really funny, well-written, and illustrated. It’s a scream, really, your blog! I’m subscribing and coming back to catch up on posts.

  76. Doris says:

    I am glad you were freshly press, but what made me follow is the word “weird”

  77. UndercoverL says:

    Hi Poksy! I am back and undercover. I was good enough for you to follow before; am I still that good? Can you guess who I am? (Hint: Cat Hater)

    • Posky says:

      I knew a few but, sadly, that isn’t enough to go on. I guess I’ll have to see if you tickle my fancy (“fancy” meaning genitalia) enough to have me follow you again.

  78. Hi there,

    Just wanted to let you know I have nominated you for the The Versatile Blogger Award. I hope this is welcome news to you. If you prefer not to accept the award, I certainly understand, but I hope you will visit the other nominees, and they will visit you, just the same. To see more about the award and accepting this nomination, please visit my post at http://wp.me/p1w5ra-H8. All the best!

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  80. eTilde says:

    I haven’t nominated you for anything. Your sense of humor found my sweet spot and I’m going to wallpaper my writing studio with your cartoons. I’m going to burn the index card I’ve prepared to cleanse the space so don’t think I’m going to buy you dinner or anything like that.

  81. Kristy J. W. says:

    I have nominated you for The Versatile Blogger award ( I am hoping you don’t mind ).
    I enjoy reading your blog posts and I think you deserve this award.
    If you would like to see the post I wrote about the award ( also includes link to your blog of course ) click here http://familyeverything.wordpress.com/2013/04/18/winning-the-versatile-blogger-award/ .
    I hope you have a great weekend!

  82. You’ve widened my world, broadened my mind and made me laugh, think and belong. I hope you will accept this nomination for the WordPress Family Award.


  83. Hi Matt

    Pleased to meet you. :)

    My name is Kevin Gillespie, I do, MUCH prefer to be called Kev though. :).

    I live in Wales & I am now Following your Blog. :).

    Best Wishes.
    Kev. :)

  84. mightwar says:

    I tried your contact instructions. Didn’t work. Is there a specific breed of dog I should be using?

  85. dcmartin says:

    WordPress told me I might like you, and they were quite right.
    I am definitely joining you on your High Horse, and I’m looking forward to spending some time today reading your other posts.
    Glad to have found this!

  86. samara says:

    Why do I get little boxes telling me that I should read your blog, like dcmartin above? I feel like there’s a lojack up my bum, or something. It’s creepy.

    I dig this blog. You’re hilarious and strange. I’m not happy about all the effing nominations, though – very intimidating for a newbie who is read by no one. I hate all that shit. What is this, and why does it happen? Sounds very complicated- “nominate 13 bloggers, and coordinate your menstrual cycles”

    Can I hire you to draw me cartoons? I’ll buy you alcohol. Not really. Are you old enough to drink?

    If you don’t reply, I’ll binge on cookies. Live with it.

    • I’m always flattered when I’m nominated but, to be honest, I don’t have time to respond to them or coordinate a menstrual cycle I don’t have. I also don’t have time to promote a bunch of other people I haven’t read. I only promote writers/outlets I feel strongly about, guest posted for, or that I have collaborated with.

      Keep writing and commenting, it’s the best way to get that first slew of followers. Also continue being clever.

      I am old enough for all things and would draw you cartoons. What did you have in mind?

      I don’t know why people are telling you to read my blog. If you figure it out, I’d like to know though.

  87. samara says:


    No human people told me. It shows up on my screen when I’m on WordPress. “You should read these” it says, and there you are. How much have you paid WP?

    Hmmm, what is this guest posting and collaborating? you don’t even hang out on WP. I’ve been waiting to hear back from you for AGES. It’s been very stressful. Does he like me? Why not? Is it me? Him? What’s that new weird sound coming from my pancreas?

    You look very young in your pictures. Much too young for many, many things. This I will not discuss in your comment section, and that is not meant to sound slutacious, but it’s just not something I feel like writing about in this arena.

    I thing my blog needs something more personalized. I have no idea. I would prefer to email you. do you answer emails? Or do you check that every 3 weeks as well? I could be dead in 3 weeks. I may be dead by the time you read this. I could be dead and in fact, my cat is typing this.

    • We could all be dead in three weeks. Although I’d bet on me going before you. If you draft me a lengthy email, I’ll read it.

      I don’t pay wordpress for publicity but it’s good to know they still support me. It has been a while since I’ve been featured and I was worrying that my writing has lost its luster.

      I’m not as young as I used to be. They could be old pictures, or you could be looking at someone else.

  88. Jodhi says:

    Hi there, loving this blog. I’d be grateful if you could take a look at mine and follow if you like it BB )0(

  89. Am I Thirty? says:

    Love your blog. It’s hilarious!

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  91. theblackandolivechronicles says:

    How funny are you !?
    I was chuckling the entire time reading your posts and about me.
    *kisses* !
    P.s. : Don’t burn me and feed my ashes to that darned dog for not saying “something intelligent” :P

  92. Hi, Your bog is pretty sweet so, I nominated you for the ‘One Lovely Bog Award’. If you’d like to accept and participate, check out the post on my blog. If not, no biggie.

  93. Andi says:

    I don’t have the ‘usual ways’ to stalk you. Don’t have “FB,” other modern social media, etc. I’m like the person on a pennyfarthing trying to discreetly follow you home from the grocery store.

  94. Ann Koplow says:

    Hello, fellow monster. I’m glad our paths have crossed today. Is that intelligent enough for ya?

  95. You’re pretty funny. Nice to read you :)

  96. I must say this was the funniest thing I’ve read in while: “brotherly love meant using a proxy to sexually stimulate each other.”

    Well played.

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  98. Anonymous says:

    i like you “seventh seal” reference in your “the scariest story ever told”

  99. alexanderhayers says:

    This is definitely one of the best blogs I’ve read in a while!

  100. triSARAHtops says:

    You’re hilarious!

  101. You’re so funny :D how can i follow you? I’m pretty new to this whole blog thing.

  102. I love your words and pictures. I have nominated you for a Liebster Blog Award ENJOY!

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