Matthew Filipowicz was born and raised in Omaha, Nebraska and has been writing and performing comedy in one form or another since he was 17. He was the founder and head writer for the ground breaking sketch comedy troupe O.C.Y.C. which received "Critic's Choice" from the Chicago Reader. Matthew currently lives in Chicago, Illinois and makes a new political cartoon every day for the website, Headzup.tv. Those same cartoons are also featured daily on Mike Papantonio's (from Air America's "Ring of Fire") GoLeft.tv. Matthew has also made several exclusive clips for GoLeft, as well as a segment introduction for Air America's The Young Turks. His cartoons have been featured on CNN, NPR, the online versions of the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Atlantic and the London Times, as well as Air America's the Thom Hartman Show, the Young Turks, Ring Of Fire and great deal of sites in the liberal blogosphere including Crooks & Liars, DailyKos, Brave New Films, and many, many more. He has created cartoons for VoteVets, the ACLU-SC, Mother Jones Magazine, Netroots Nation, and the National Conference For Media Reform. He is also a regular guest on Air America's Ring of Fire, blogs at the Huffington Post and performs and shows cartoons every Saturday night in Chicago with his comedy group, the Accountants of Homeland Security.