Sunday, December 1, 2013

Some New Warm-up Sketches...




Mucho Apologies for the lack of post. Tons of thanks to everyone who's reached out to make sure I'm 'okay'.  Also thanks to Karel Kelly who threw up an interview with me here



Started a new sketchbook.. probably no new lines I have to make, but sometimes a different size or colored sketchbook makes us *feel* as though there's a fresh start.   New possibilities. Some sense of hope.  Here's some more surreal Trout doodles.. ( or Twout as it's sometimes spelled).. 



My therapy is... usual escape into creativity and doodles... here's a spread from a Mars attack comic that's eventually coming out. A wistful post-martian-attack mom.. fits the mood I'm emerging from. 



You probably already know the drill we all go thru.  Defaulting to "hermit-crab" status... during the impending pre-thanksgiving- and pre-christmas-cluster.... 



....that makes some of us all plunge into various forms of our own private holiday regression. 



No excuses. Not seeking pity. Mostly lack of posts are because of whatever cyclothymic moods I'm trying to push my way through. The good news is... i've remerged and more or less back. 



Most of these are material from either Worlds sketchbooks 2 and 3, 



.....or Nola and Dana sketches. 




But you've probably already figured that out, from all the "Dana" and "Nola" scribbles. 

Plus various other weird little disintegrating faces here and there.... 

just quick most little warm up sketches.. 




Trying to ease back in. Hope everything's cool with all of you guys too - 






... I wish you all the BEST.... a Stress-Fress-Holiday ( whenever possible ). 

Take care,
Sam







24 comments:

Fernando Valencia said...

Good to see you back brutha. That new sketchbook of yours is off to an awesome start. Got my Hollows sketch cover in the mail but my wife took it & wrapped it up. Apparently it's my Christmas present. I DIDN'T EVEN GET A CHANCE TO SEE THE COVER!!!! Anyways, I just wanted to say thanks for doing this up us.

Tytus M said...

Hey Sam,

Great to see you posting again. Sometimes news like this that I really enjoy helps bring me out of my own hermit status.

I just got noticed my Maxx reshipment is in stock so congratulations on that! I hope the rereception goes strong.

Still bummed I missed you at Comiccon! Any new gallery showings or events on your mind?

jennifer kraska said...

Understand. Hang in there Sam. (Seeing this post made Monday morning a lot less blah! Now I want to draw.....)

Danos Philopoulos said...

Great to see you back Sam. Your art has always been a huge source of inspiration for me. While I have to confess that I am one of those that longs for your previous approach to art. Your ultra detailed attention in creating realistic textures with ink was unique and inspiring. Your recent stuff has a lighter more ethereal quality to it that seems in direct contrast with the old dark n gritty stuff but I love it for it's uniqueness!

VeganMike said...

Welcome back Sam! Thanks for sharing your art and thoughts with us :)

cody said...

Great as always, love those trout.

Jessica Chiswick said...

Hello my name is Jessica and I'm a big fan of The MAXX. I want to get a tattoo of the characters in it and was wondering if you would do me the honor of drawing it for me?

e.vura said...

Glad to see you back! =D

john h said...

Where have you been? Its been so long.

Anonymous said...

Merry Chistmas sir, & to all of the rest of you as well!

Krzysztof Micielski said...

Dear Sam
My name is Chris, I'm from Poland. I really love your work, especially Maxx. Your series never been published in Poland so I'm trying to collect all Maxx issues. I must say it's very hard and expensive work ;). I'd like to ask You about autograph Id really love to have it in my collection. Also I'm videoblogging on YouTube (youtube.pl/nrgeek00) about popculture phenomenons (mostly games) but I'd like to tell about Maxx to introduce that amazing series to polish viewers. Is there any chance to get your autograph? I pay for shipment of course, thats no problem :)Sorry that I ask on Yours blog, but I couldnt find any mail conctact.
Best regards
NRGeek (nrgeek00@gmail.com)

Marcus Collar said...

"Worlds of Sam Kieth" just arrived today from Amazon!! so very happy!!

HAPPY NEW YEAR to you Mr. Kieth!

will you be at SDCC 2014? I will be there with cartoon flophouse.com come say hello!

much respect,
Marcus
Napa, CA

Abraham Scott said...

Happy birthday, Sam! I hope your day is going well, your work has been so important to me and many others and you deserve to have a great birthday.

Marcus Collar said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY MR. KIETH!!!

or as I say Happity Bifthldays!

M

Mightyduke said...

Happy birthday Sam!!

Anonymous said...

I'm 30 now, And I've been into the Maxx long before I a was old enough to appreciate the story. Seemed like you fell off the earth for a while there but are back now. I'm glad... It gives me hope. I too feel a bit "cyclothymic." Anyways, You're an amazing artist, and have been one of my favorites long before the Maxx peeked into our popular culture. Be Well.

Ryan Whalen said...

Is there anyway to commission you for album art? Serious offer RyanJamesWhalen@gmail.com

jennifer kraska said...

Still out there?..
Happy 2014?
Jenn

Mike said...

Hi Sam,

Longtime fan here coming out of the woodwork. Stumbled upon this site and really appreciate you taking the time to put your thoughts, work, ideas, and whatnot out to the world.


I'd like to buy one of your paintings or sketches but I'm unsure on how to go about that or if you even sell them. I just really enjoy your work and would like to have a framed piece of yours in my house. Let me know. Thanks.

Mike

Tobias said...

Hi Sam,
I love your style and the Maxx is my favourit comic of them ALL. The style, the story, the credits^^ and the reader letters at the end, what a joy...

Marcus Collar said...

3rd pic in this post is just so amazing!!!

Plasmite said...

Everything is indeed cool here in Canada Mr. Kieth.

Keep that amazing talent rolling. I enjoy your posts

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