Mat Brinkman was born in Texas. He studied arts, printmaking and sculpting, and became a comic artist who depicts lots of monsters, as can be seen in his comic 'Teratoid Heights', published by Highwater Books. Mat Brinkman is a founding member of the artist group Fort Thunder. Other artists of the group are Erin Rosenthal, Leif Goldberg, Brian Chippendale, Jim Drain, Paul Lyons and Brian Ralph.
He is an electronic musician and has recorded with the bands 'Mindflayer' and 'Forcefield'. He often cooperates with Neil Burke on posters and comics, among others for the 'Kramer's Ergot' anthology.