Matt Petras

Matt Petras is a professional writing and journalism tutor for Point Park University as well as a Pittsburgh-area-based freelance reporter. His work has appeared in the Pittsburgh City Paper, Pittsburgh Current, PublicSource and the Mon Valley Independent.

When he isn’t obsessively checking his email, he’s probably playing video games or reading comic books.

Guide to Every Comic Book Store in Pittsburgh

By Matt Petras / May 6, 2022

Your complete guide to Pittsburgh comic book stores, including comics written and drawn by Pittsburgh creators.

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Election FAQ: Returning mail-in ballots & voting in Pittsburgh

By Matt Petras / November 2, 2020

From registering to vote to naked ballots, we’ve got answers to all of your voting questions

Looking for a thrilling read? Meet Pittsburgh author Zoje Stage

By Matt Petras / October 26, 2020

Stage’s novel Wonderland is one of the top horror novels for 2020 on Goodreads.

Get to know Dave Wachter, comic book creator extraordinaire

By Matt Petras / January 13, 2020

Supervillians, monsters and mutants. A look into the day-to-day of Pittsburgh-based artist Dave Wachter, an award-winning illustrator and comic book creator.

Step into the Donora Smog Museum

By Matt Petras / August 23, 2019

In 1948, the steel town of Donora, PA suffered a harrowing smog incident that killed 20 people. Visitors note the museum’s optimistic outlook: “Clear air started here.”