As of April, 2011

Matt Thorn (Matthew Allen Thorn)



M.Phil., Oct. 1994
  Columbia University (Cultural Anthropology)
M.A., Jan. 1993
  Columbia University (Cultural Anthropology)
M.A., Dec. 1989
  University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (East Asian Studies)
B.A., Dec. 1987
  Pennsylvania State University (Creative Writing with a minor in Women’s Studies
High School, June 1983
  Souderton Area High School, Souderton, Pennsylvania

Teaching Experience

General Audience Publications

Translations of Japanese Comic Books

From 1990 till 1999, I translated Japanese comics—more than 5000 pages—for VIZ Communications (now Viz LLC). I have recently begun translating again. Titles of comics I have translated include:

Other Translations (from Japanese to English, except where noted)

Conference Papers/Symposium Presentations

Scholarly Publications


Research Experience