Matt Wagner was born on October 9, 1961. He is an American comic book writer and artist, known as the creator of the series Mage and Grendel. He has also worked on comics featuring The Demon and Batman as well as such titles as Sandman Mystery Theatre and Trinity, a DC Comics limited series featuring Batman, Superman, and Wonder Woman. In 1991, he illustrated part of the "Season of Mists" story arc in Neil Gaiman's The Sandman series. Wagner currently resides in Portland, Oregon, with his wife, Barbara Schutz. They have two children.