May 26, 2010


Time for some non-Hobbit updates, folks.

Here is a small drawing I did for an article in the Seattle Stranger about suicide and the Aurora Bridge. Read the article here. AD Aaron Huffman.

Some other small mentions:

-I was recently featured on We Love You So a few days back. It's a really swell blog cataloguing some of the influences behind Spike Jonze' Where the Wild Things Are that now serves as a general site that posts great stuff.

-Even more recently the super-talented Morgan Schweitzer featured my work on her blog, Monster Casserole.

-Last but oh no not least, Irene Gallo of Tor Books wrote a blog post featuring a number of charming and dissenting opinions on the ranking of Tolkien's Lord of the Rings vs. The Hobbit. For some reason my opinion is also there, sandwiched between John Howe and Mattias Adolfsson. You may know some of the other artists: Ted Nasmith, Justin Gerard, Stephen Hickman, Michael Kaluta, Donato Giancola, and Ian Miller.

More Hobbit drawings when I get to it.


  1. Good job creating Lake Union and the Capitol Hill part of Seattle. I look forward to seeing it in the Stranger.

  2. nice illo Sam, cool to see you on Tor's Blog !

  3. This illustration is beautiful.

  4. awesome. love how you handled the city in the distance.

  5. I love the mood in this piece. You've been doing some amazing work.

  6. love the reflection on the water! great, simplified city, too.

  7. And I like that!

    I love the different approaches of texture in the colours and how that helps carry the image.