Matthew Dow Smith is a writer and comic book artist who has worked for nearly every major American comic book publisher. His art has appeared in DC's STARMAN, Mike Mignola's HELLBOY, Marvel's UNCANNY X-MEN, and IDW's THE X-FILES. He has also written numerous DOCTOR WHO comics for IDW, as well as two X-FILES: ORIGINS mini-series for younger comic book readers.
When the Covid-19 crisis hit the comic book industry, he began publishing his own comics on social media, beginning with a series of short autobiographical stories under the title of MY LIFE AS RILEY, and then a serialized graphic novel, JOHNNY CHAOS. With the success of these projects, he decided to create more serialized stories and created Skeleton Tree Media to publish them on social media and elsewhere.