Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Vintage "Spidey Art" resurfaces

Here's some pin-up artwork i did a million years ago for the old Sam Raimi Spider man feature on DVD

Forget which version of Spider man it was on, I lost the dvd years ago ... maybe someone out there remembers? 

While drawing it, I asked Sony if I could add Ditko's name on the wall, along side Stan's - and luckily they agreed.  Even though I respect Ditko's reclusive nature, in some humble way i wanted to pay him some respect for all he's done for all us fans over the years,  so much pleasure his work's brought into our lives. 

If memory serves, IDW did the Spider man dvd menus designs, and that explains how editor Chris Ryall came across it by accident while IDW was  preparing to move offices last week.  Thanks Chris, for digging it up. 

I also see it's complete with the goofy "sam kieth style duct tape" around the borders too. Weird the stuff one comes across while moving. 

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My thanks for everyone's patience, during this last ..  unusually long ... "hiatus".  You guys are awesome for sticking around for as long as you have, seriously!  

- Sam 

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Gearing back up...

Back after the 'hollow days'...

here's a couple panels from Batman Secrets..

Some promo art from Hollows, with typical 'distorted sam trees'

And yet another monster..

Thursday, December 25, 2014


You'll probably recognize this.. 

The big 'tow nail scene' from the original Maxx comics, only this time a painted version.

Got a bit abstract up top..

A lot of this texture never survives the scans.

Here's another pic, a little closer on the two of them. I actually prefer this version to the black and white version in the Maxx comic, but personal prefe's are always subjective...  apples and oranges.

Here's a few other panels... just some odds n' ends.

Some Ghosts from Hallows..

Page from another short story i did years ago... ( don't ask me to post the rest, this was probably the best of it)..

A unusually *horizontal* Hallows panel. Sorta inspired by Dr. Strangelove-esk war room design.

Some cartoony looking boys picking on a little girl, while a baby Martian worries if he's the next victim.  Strange all the strange characters, situations and atmospheres one creates when drawing a comic-book.  I can't think of a more surreal way to earn a living, dreaming up goofy stuff.

- Sam

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Another day, another Maxx Cover..

Actually it's not "new", but unless you happened to pick up that month's re-colored Maxximized Maxx comic, then you may not have even noticed.

So just throwing it up again. Julie's a little unfinished here, but that's what i intended.

I also think it's funny that i keep forgetting to use taller paper, so i have to extend it, and work that into the art, but i like the fact it's never a smooth transition. It's kinda raw, clunky, like my art is. I'm proud of my underground roots, and that i'll never qualify as a "normal" or "mainstream" comic artists, whatever that means.

As this simple goofy Mars panel here clearly shows.

Or something as simple as this one of Dana...

Okay, gearing up for Monday.

- Sam

Friday, December 12, 2014

Smattering of Pages n' Panels.

First, thanks to everyone for the supportive comments. We all go through stuff. Don't mean to amplify mine on this blog, but thanks for helping me remember...

...whenever any of us i through stuff, that we're not totally alone.

Okay, on that somber note...

This Inner Bimbo page always cracked my old friend Leigh Dragoon up for some reason. I guess it was Lo's goofy obsession with 'Female Approval' in general, (or in this case, 'Lesbian Female Approval'), but that's another other story.

My friend Jon Wayshak was talking about how he feels Bimbo really goes a lot of places i've never gone before or sense, art wise.  It's worth thumbing through if your in a comic store, but don't buy it.

I still can't decide how i feel about it... and it is unusually grotesque in many ways,  and there's something in it to offend everybody... but there's a lot of humanity in there too.

And it's possibly the weirdest book I've done, even by MY standards.  Heck, love it or hate it, 'least you can't say it looks like ever *other* comic book out there.

I like this panel from Hollows, kinda sums up the whole series. The main girl has grown up, yet see's herself, with the older father figure reflected in the mirror.  It's not technically a brilliant panel,  rather modestly done with marker and colored pencils.  But feels like there's a warmth to it.

Seems weird to say that about my own stuff, but you know what i mean..


Another Lost Project from the vaults. I lost the all the pages so all i have is a few screen shots. Oh well. There were several series I did a which fell by the wayside during those darker phase a few years ago.

I'll throw up bits and pieces when i come across them.


Yet another Hollows panel. I did have the heart to chop off the interesting watercolor effect on the left, so i just left it in.  The color's probably more interesting than the art itself. : )

Look at these goofy scientists. So cartoony. This Panel looks like it could have come out of Mad Magazine in the 70s, couldn't it?

Wishing everyone a pain-free weekend.