Matt Wagner is the artist and writer behind the comic series Mage, a book that follows Kevin Matchstick, who discovers he possesses a magic baseball bat and super powers. Eventually, Kevin finds out that his baseball bat is far from a bat. It is actually the sword Excalibur, and he, by extension, is the legendary King Arthur.
Wagner has been writing and drawing the series since 1984 and has so far published the first two volumes of 15 issues. This summer, Image Comics began the publication of the third and final volume.
Wagner stopped by our studios to talk about the series and to sketch Kevin Matchstick himself, a character Wagner describes as his comic book alter ego.
Additional material by Tricia Ennis.