Saturday, February 25, 2017

Isz: . . . early years of bitter struggle



The reason the Isz has a bruise is because of a joke i heard an editor once say when i was trying to break into the biz: "Everybody's got to take some lumps during their early years." 

This was a "Chapter  1" un-published version of the original Worlds of Sam book.

I was drawing Isz's years before i created the Maxx.  I could never find a good home for him though. For some reason the 'snoopy looking dude' on the right, never made it into the Maxx issues. 

3 comments:

James Best said...

Sam, the idea of the Isz was great. Brings me back to when I first saw one on the cover of Critters 21. If I ever get the privilege to meet you again please consider drawing one for me!

Anonymous said...

I love the Isz—he is almost cuddly,
yet scary at the same time.
Maybe he deserves a book all his own?
This is a great visual picture.

Daniel Sardella said...

The Snoopy Isz on the right is a bit reminiscent of the baby in ERASERHEAD.