Hey! I’m Matt Petras.


I’m a freelance reporter and educator based in the Pittsburgh area. I have written about a slew of topics, including comic books, for several local publications, such as Pittsburgh Current, Pittsburgh City Paper, PublicSource and The Mon Valley Independent.

I created Sequential Stories in June 2020. With this blog, run entirely independently, I hope to bring my journalism know-how to comic book coverage. What I’m hoping to do is interview the creators behind comics and tell their stories through high-quality written features. And I’ll be focusing on independent creators. I’ll also be reviewing comic books that interest me.

I come equipped with both my bachelor’s degree in journalism that I obtained from Point Park University in 2018 and my years of experience reporting for professional outlets. I hope to bring to this blog whatever knowledge, rigor and skill I’ve picked up from all of that.

You can check out my online portfolio here.

Also, feel free to contact me on Twitter @mattApetras or through my email, matt456p@gmail.com. I am happy to receive any comments, criticism, suggestions, drawings, love letters or whatever else.