Monday, April 24, 2017

Pin up

I did this pin up for my old pal Chris Wisnia who helped me out on Ojo many years ago. 

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Freedom of not giving a crap.

An old marvel presents wolvie cover. You can see my timidly trying to add bit of red color in the shadows. Yeah, i knew the red wouldn't print when they scanned the art in black and white.

I just did it at that time,  because fully painting a color cover, still intimated me.

I wouldn't tackle painting until some years later when i started the drawing Maxx, and i surrendered to a freedom Simon Bizley encouraged in me. 

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Fashion Foibles

The simplicity of minimal design, basic color shapes . . .  help balance out the other styles of art i draw in. 

Friday, April 21, 2017

The Red Guy.. with Shoulders.

I will explained why i did this in a future post, but for now...  thought i'd throw it up on the blog for fun.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Bimbo: Farnese Hercules Lo

Here's the original black & white version from the Bimbo comic on the left, and an alternate color version of the Lo as the famous Greek Sculpture of Hercules on the right. 

I'd love to see a Color version of the Bimbo series too, which is tempting, but I'm probably better off not swimming backwards and instead just finish up Nola.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Victorian stuff

Eleanor has me on this 1900 kick again,

so i thought i'd dig out this old favorite from days-gone-bye.

Monday, April 17, 2017

Z- Girl(s)

Sorry, posting later than usual today. 

Funny trivia about Zero girl: Both Amy Smootster, and Nikki (from the second Zero Girl series) were to be part of six girls who had supernatural abilities that sprang from their dysfunctional teen-aged traumas. They were to be called "Z-girls". I know, sounds like a horrible idea, but it was less of a super hero book and more about my usual alienated geeky characters.

Megan, the library girl from Maxx was part of this group too, also Annie from Ojo once she grew older.

I always intended to weave them into Nola mini series, but instead i sent broke Zerogirl off into it's own series instead, which may have been for the best.

What do you guys think?

Sunday, April 16, 2017

ALAMO CITY - Comic Con Appearance!

If you missed me at Boston,  here's another chance:

I'll be at Alamo City Comic Con, May 26-28, Sat & Sun only.

Usual rules: no charge for signing comics, but let's try to keep it under 10 books per person, to keep the line moving, okay? 

Sorry, i won't be doing any new sketches at the con, but i'll be happy to do a free Maxx Doodle for you ...

...which will look something like this: 

Even if you don't have any comics, you can also just stop by and say "hey" too. 

: )

Friday, April 14, 2017

Cute little guys

I notice i find an excuse to add cute little "pet" like characters in my stories, like the Isz in the Maxx, little Chibi-like critters.

Then there's the various Pets people own in Eleanor. 

Urp, from the Hollows, is like an plump version of an Isz, only with eyes.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

3 Different Moms

Here's a series of Moms I've drawn over the years.

Julie's Mom rarely gets stressed, but I've always wondered why she has no nose?


Here's a Mom from the Worlds art book, overly stressing over an impending family gathering.


Lastly the 50's mom from Mars Attacks, Alien Invasions are enough to stress anyone's nerves.


That's it - your done.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Ghost Rider & Were Wolf

Kind of a gimmicky pairing in order to sell a few more funny books in the 90s.

You'll notice i got the bike wrong, so my editor added tape over the original art to fix my goof.

Monday, April 10, 2017

Your favorite Bimbo..

Okay, it's pretty clear most of you liked the Sepia Twout best, and the Blue Eleanor cover better too, so here's another one:

The top Bimbo is a later version, and the bottom one is one from my old sketch book.

Which one do you like better,

Top version  . . .

or Bottom?

Sunday, April 9, 2017

C2E2 Limited Edition Maxx Wood Prints

Just a heads up, while i will *not* be attending Chicago's C2E2 April 21-23,

Albert Moy's brother, Devyn will be at Albert's booth # 1626, and he'll have these cool limited edition 25 signed & numbered Maxx woodblock prints for sale, and other Maxx related goodies.

Feel free to stop by and say "hey" if your there.

If you have any questions about the prints, feel free to contact Devyn at :

Devyn <>


Otherwise, back to more free daily blog posts.

Saturday, April 8, 2017

I Before E cover.

Here's a rejected 368 Hulk cover, which eventually found it's home as the cover to one of the two I Before E short stories collections.

Friday, April 7, 2017

Another day, another Fashion pic

This one's kinda different.  Although I'm hardly objective, for all i know... my fashion drawings may all look totally alike. : )

But, I enjoy them.

A nice change of pace.

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Last Fairy Tale

I'll never understand no idea why, whenever i drew Mr. Gone . . .

. . i kept doing terrible things to his head.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Batman: Secrets, Gallery Edition Book

Speaking of Bat-stuff, Bob Chapman and the good folks at Graphitti Design will be collecting an Original Art Sized collection of my Batman Secrets mini series, plus some of the best pages from a  half dozen other Batman mini series i've done over the years too, including some Lobo and some Scratch pages.

Here's another page that'll be in the book.

Release date is probably sometime in Aug. or Sept.

Here's some press info:


The style and excitement of Sam Kieth’s artwork are captured for all to see in the pages of the new BATMAN: SECRETS — SAM KIETH GALLERY EDITION. Though the focus is of this 248-page edition is on Kieth’s contributions to the series BATMAN: SECRETS, this large-format, Smythe-sewn hardcover edition also includes his complete artwork from BATMAN: CONFIDENTIAL #40, BATMAN/LOBO #1 and his 8-page story from BATMAN #38, as well as an extensive gallery section containing covers and pages from SCRATCH, ARKHAM ASYLUM: MADNESS and BATMAN: THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS.

Measuring 12" by 17", this deluxe volume is printed in high definition at 200 lines per inch on heavy paper stock to closely approximate the look and feel of the original art boards.

The BATMAN: SECRET — SAM KIETH GALLERY EDITION can be ordered from the DC Comics section of the order form. Additional information can be found in the DC Comics pages in this month’s PREVIEWS.

_____248 pg., FC, HC………………$125.00 US


Look, i realize not everybody is gonna wanna pop for this sucker, but for Die-Hard Fans of Big-Assed Original Sized Art Books, just passing word along in advance.

If you've seen Kelly Jones Batman book that Bob did, it's pretty awesome looking too.  So looks like I'll be in pretty good company.

Okay, back to the usual helping of 'free daily pics' to check out.

: )

Monday, April 3, 2017


Here's Lo's wife Betsy, from my Inner Bimbo, relaxing on a couch.

This color piece never made it into the finished comic.

Sunday, April 2, 2017


Hands down Simon's my favorite Lobo artists, but i was lucky enough to draw him a couple of times.

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Eleanor page

I like leaving a few panels in a wash or black and white, like this first one.   There's no reason every panel on a page needs color, is there?

This books about a bird that eats artwork, so it's obviously a bit . . .

Quirky.  Goofy.  Weird.

Friday, March 31, 2017

Wolvie & Hulk

Here's part of an old promotional poster for the Wolverine Hulk series i did ages ago.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Maxx: Hooley Cover

The blur effect on the feet was done with pastels.

The pastels were too oily, so the Maxx figure was done on a  small piece of bristol board then pasted into the cover. 

Monday, March 27, 2017

Epicurus Panel

Turns out the greek goddesses were very curvy.

Or, at least how i draw them.

Thursday, March 23, 2017

The other side of me..

. . . likes to balance out all the Maxx and old Marvel covers . .

. . .  with *this* kinda stuff too.

Fortunately in this eclectic world we live in,

there's room for both.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

MCP 90

Blast from the past... !

Man.... those vines & bricks took forever to draw. 

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Legs, again.. Original vs. Printed

Another of these comparison -

original on top,

vs. printed version below.

I always felt mixed feelings about legs, i liked it, but it never really fit into the Maxx . . . or the Twout a-verse either.  I guess that's fine - and probably why i just did it as a one shot. 

Maybe some of the better original Legs pages can find a home in the next Worlds volume?

Monday, March 20, 2017

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Maxx in progress

Started this today . .

. . kinda in a Bernie frame of mind when i started inking it.

Such great of an artists.  No one can take his place.

He'll always be remembered.

Bernie Wrightson

Just heard the sad news this morning.

His art says more . . .  than any words I could hope to praise him with.

Influenced a whole generation of comic artists, 

myself along with them.

- Sam 

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Abrams Star Wars Piece.

Did this a few years back for the Abrams Star Wars book.

There are way better artists in this book than me, so i was kinda surprised and at first didn't believe that Lucas actually had asked me to be in it.

I was disappointed by the initial two pages i did for him, so i sent him a Maxx page with an outback creature, as a sample that i could do "something like this" instead - and asked for another shot, luckily he agreed and suggested i do this extra piece for the limited edition.

So . . . once again, Maxx bailed me out.   

Here's the full page. Almost looks like a outback creature, doesn't it?

Friday, March 17, 2017

Maxx Issue 5 cover

I kinda like how quiet and reflective this cover is. The original version was a typical action pose.

But I like this introverted cover now better.

Though Maxx has humor and nonsense, there are some deeper issues in there. Though he's a grown homeless man, the Maxx reminds me of how withdrawn we all feel during adolescence, crap happens, and think were crazy, told we'll grow out of it once were adults.

In the series, i wanted to validate Maxx neurosis, in effect, say:

" Yes Maxx, it's true, things may seem crazy . . .   but the pain was real. " 

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Critters Cover . . . & Kim Thompson.

Someone in the comments mentioned this Critters cover i did, which was a nod to Donald Duck artist Carl Barks. 

My original black and white art for this is kinda boring, but i hand painted the color for it myself, and it came out kinda interesting, texture wise. Five o'clock shadow, bullet holes in the hat, small details were fun to paint.

The late Kim Thompson was the editor, and he was a big funny animal and Carl Barks fan, so in a way i was partly trying to impress him.  Kim was super supportive of my efforts to break into comics, and a short wile back, he passed away quite suddenly. 

I'll miss him.

So here's the awesome Barks version, which inspired me to do it in the first place.