Sep 13, 2010

GIVEAWAY

Hey everybody,

I just wanted to say thanks to everyone who's followed my work here and on Picturebook Report. I just passed two hundred posts here, and to commemorate that I'm giving a few prints away:
This is the first time I've offered prints online and the first time these Hobbit prints have been available at all. This is also, I believe, the last time I will offer any prints until I buy a large-format printer (probably some time next year). All of the Hobbit prints are around 11x17", and the Transferring Risk prints are just tiny little guys.

All you've got to do to enter to win one of these is comment on this post. Anything you want. Liking this post on Google Reader nets you another chance to win, so there's an incentive to follow the blog! Tell your friends! I'll pick a few winners randomly in a week or so.

In other news, I am waist deep in Hobbit 6, and I hope to get it done sometime this week. I have been waylaid by unforeseen (and boring) work.

SPX was a great time, and everybody I met there was super great. So, if I met you there, you are super great. I hope to have a table next year.

Here is a bunch of the stuff Kali and I came home with:

edit: Since a lot of people asked, the Spider-Man print is by Joseph Lambert, who had a lot of amazing work at the show (Joe, we only met briefly! You talked mostly to my girlfriend Kali). The Captain America and Crossroads (blue) prints are from Michael Cho. We were only going to get one but couldn't decide and he was gracious enough to offer us a deal! I also bought a Cat Rackham print from Steve Wolfhard (top), who is hilarious. I picked up minicomics from a ton of awesome people, but the books Kali and I bought were Prison Pit #2 by Johnny Ryan, Indoor Voice by Jillian Tamaki, and The Venice Chronicles by Enrico Casarosa. They are, all of them, terrific.

Thanks for all the comments! The response is truly overwhelming. Contest is open until next week, so keep them coming!

197 comments:

  1. oh, i want the pretty arts, please!

    also, who did that spider-man print? i meant to grab it at heroes con, but i'd be happy to order one from the dude, but i can't remember his name!

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  2. I AM COMMENTING. COMMENT HAS ARRIVED. WITNESS ITS GLORY.

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  3. I simply walked into this comment box.

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  5. Sammm hook me up I'd love to add something of yours to my wall of prints , looking forward to seeing hobbit 6 nomnom

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  6. This is awesome! Commentingnggnnggn

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  7. COMMENT COMMENT COMMENT

    i love free stuff. doesn't every MICA student?

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  8. I think Sam is great. Sam is so great. Sam is so great.

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  9. I like the look of the one on the top left. Also; so jealous about SPX. Twitter convinced me that is was amazing!

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  10. Hi, I've been following your work for a while, and those prints look amazing!

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  11. Love your stuff, Sam! Keep up the amazing work!

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  12. Congratulations!!
    Here is my comment ^_^

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  13. Oh wow, cool! I've always wanted to own something by you. C:

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  14. You should give me one because I printed them out and gave you a huge discount!

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  15. Wheeee! I like prints. I love your Hobbit work, it's basically the only book my husband reads, over and over and over again. Last night I was getting Bilbo riddles for bedtime. Anyways love the work, love the blog, love peeking into your sketchbook. See ya round the interwebs!

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  16. hey hey! I`ve been watching your stuff and would love to get myself one of those prints!

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  17. i heard you liek comments, Sam.
    i like prints~

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  18. you know I haven't filled my walls yet, so...PRINTS PLEASE.

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  19. I gotta say my favorite one is the elf print, but I love all of them! Yay!

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  20. You're like that one studio pal who's work always blows me away and makes me want to up the ante!

    Amazing work, keep it comin'!

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  21. dear sam~
    you know how I feel about your work. I dare not say it here.. too risque~
    <3 bagel~

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  22. haha, I love your give-away events. got lucky last time, now lets see :D

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  23. i am commenting because I would love to win a print i think your work is amazing :)

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  24. This is great incentive. I've been meaning to tell you how well-crafted your work is anyways. So, I win whether I get a print or not!

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  25. Surf Ninjas is a pretty good movie.

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  26. I always get what I want, Sam. Always.

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  27. I love your stuff, I'm so bummed I couldn't be at SPX to meet you (and all my fav artists)!

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  28. I'm looking forward to seeing more of your work! <3 <3 <3

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  29. Including your copy of Prison Pit 2, that book looks AWESOME.

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  30. Ooh, ooh. My Hobbit-loving colleague at work would plotz if I were able to give him one of these to hang on his wall. If I were to win the elves in a tree print, though, I'm not sure I'd share...

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  31. oh my god, I go to dinner and come back and there are like 50 comments already.

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  32. Dagnabbit, you were at SPX? Sorry I missed you, definitely get a table next year.

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  33. Congrats on 200 posts! Your work is awesome.

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  34. Came via Dean Trippe Twitter. I'll be adding you to my reader.

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  35. Aaaah! I wanted that spidey silkscreen so badly when I saw it a Mocca! whats the artist's name who printed those?

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  36. holy crap 55 comments? i did an internet giveaway ...got like 50 more followers and noone claimed their prints when i posted the winners..how depressing is that

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  37. I LIKE ART. COMMENT OVER.

    (Really though, this is awesome of you!)

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  38. I love your choice of color in your work. Beautiful!

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  39. I do want some too, hope some luck will knock on my door ;]

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  40. Oh god totally both liking it on GReader AND commenting! TWICE THE STATISTICAL PROBABILITY. SAID BECAUSE STATISTICAL PROBABILITY IS DELICIOUSLY REDUNDANT, THEREFORE EMPHASIZING THE DUALITY OF MY LIKE-AGE.

    Erm, ahem. Composure time now.

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  41. Hurray! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  42. I'd write something witty but I'm far too tired. It's 2am here and I've got photoshop blindness. Just give me the free stuff please kind sir.

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  43. If I get my mitts on the Transferring Risk print, I will share it with all my wee grandchildren and recite to them the ballad of the illustrator who illustrated the idea of transferring risk.

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  44. Commenting! I love this pieces so much

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  45. wow, normally you get a handful of comments per post and then you offer up free stuff and BAM! everyones here wantin a grab!

    Good though, much deserved press!

    I'm here like the rest of em, love to get my hands on one of the transferring risk images

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  46. Don't pick me! but um. I want them, also.

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  47. I like free stuff. I like your work too. I should totally get picked.

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  48. I've really been enjoying seeing your process on this blog. Thanks for sharing!

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  49. Oh ho I spy some Michael Cho swag!

    (Psssst...why don't you have a prints store regularly? You know, for those of us who would like to not rely on a random draw for prints? Just a thought + suggestion!)

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  50. GOOD LORD I'm the 80th comment

    Does that make me special?

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  51. Count me in and count me as a fan - great stuff here.

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  52. Yay, free stuff! Weee!!!
    Me want.

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  53. holy crap, this is exciting

    i'm in love with your trolls. i'm actually contemplating getting your trolls tattooed on me.

    i enjoy your elf in the trees as well.

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  54. Me want free stuff!!!
    Also i dont thing ive ever seen a post with so many comments!

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  55. Seriously?! Dude, please pick me completely randomly!

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  56. Congrats on the 200+ excellent posts! And as always thank you for your generosity!!

    Btw I envy your Cap print!!

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  57. 200 posts! Awesome milestone! Looking forward to 200 more!

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  58. Commenting so I will be picked at random.

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  59. If you saw how embarrassingly blank my walls are, you'd throw me some prints out of sheer pity.

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  60. This blog's been a great inspiration for me lately. Thanks heaps!

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  61. Your process posts are the best! Very inspiring - keep up the great work!

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  62. These are really cool! But why give them away for cheapz?

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  63. OMGOMGOMG

    I am very excited about this!

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  64. Hot dang. Hot dang indeed, this art of yours is mighty fanciful.

    Adorning my wall with any of these fineries would be most excellent!

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  65. I just found your work and I am stunned by it. Beautiful! And then this chance to win some of your work too? Awesome! :D

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  66. May the 200 quickly turn to 200K!
    Best of luck and keep up the awesome work!

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  67. well, I always liked your work on "the hobbit", so...

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  68. Thanks for making this blog... Watching how you make your illustrations is a great inspiration for me, and it makes me want to try new things with my own work.

    I hope you'll make a book with the hobbit drawings, and the sketches, I love the incredible number of research you do for these illustrations.

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  69. Love your work, very inspiring!

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  70. always great to see your work Sam, thanks for the inspiration & I hope Baltimore is treating you well :)

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  71. I would love to get one of them! Your work is great and I can't wait to see the new hobbit piece:)
    Best wishes,

    Kai

    PS: I linked you on my blog if you don't mind.

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  72. I'm really digging your work, and it's cool to see the process posts that you make. It feels like we're right there at the drawing board with you! Keep it up!

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  73. Been following your blog since the beginning of summer, big fan.

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  74. I WANT SO VERY MUCH A PRINT FROM YOU MAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (if I don't get any, the giant salamanders will catch you... nah) Good luck to the winners!

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  75. Great work man.

    Very much want. My dorm walls are ever so painfully vacant...

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  76. 114 comments... yeesh. well if i win, can i please have an 11x17 hobbit piece. The great goblin or elf one. I'd like to get prints of all of them actually. they would go well as a set in my studio

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  77. I would love one of your prints! I think your art is beautiful :)

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  78. Hey, love your work, and would love to own some!

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  79. I've really been enjoying your work on your Hobbit pieces, and I especially like the fact that you're willing to share your process with your readers from thumbs to completed illustration. Getting one of those prints would really make my day.

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  80. Oh snap! Love your work Sam. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  81. Good stuff Sam, would love to get my hands on some. COMMENT! BOOM!

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  82. When I shouted "holy shit!" at work, I had to explain it wasn't because our awesome t-shirt site was down, it was because these were available as prints. I would like to win this contest, but I'd also like to just straight-up buy them. You should set up an account on society6.com. Please. (full disclosure, I work for Threadless.com which has a partnership with society6.com)

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  83. My house would not be complete without some Bosma art, and lord knows I won't be hanging any of my work up in it. This is where you come in.

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  84. Sam! I need your art on my wall!

    My wall is naked and sad without your art in it :D
    so, I hope you pick me by random!!

    wohoo!

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  85. Yes, please! Your Hobbit work is my favorite.

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  86. Always did love me that goblin piece. real tasty.

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  87. I love your work, Sam, specially your step-by-step process. It's very instructive for me.

    I wish an illustration... yeah!

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  88. Look at this list mannnnnnnn you are a celeb. IF YOU DONT GIVE ME A PRINT YOU"VE GONE HOLLYWOOD IN MY BOOK.

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  89. I like free art by talented people I've met. :)

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  90. My walls are white, boring, and beg for you adornment- you can't deny them! You'll break their hearts. Their fragile, plaster hearts.

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  91. I'm commenting simply to dilute other people's chances of winning.

    (... Okay, maybe I also want some stuff)

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  92. **entering again: so as not to be recognized, wearing nylon pulled over face and head **

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  93. Wow... beeeyootifull! Gorgeous stuff, hope i win!!

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  94. Free awesome prints and stuff just for taking 5 seconds to comment? Why that sounds like a fine deal!

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  95. These are all beautiful. The picture book work is a treat.

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  96. Sam, thanks for picking up my Spider-Man print! Did we meet? Did we talk? I love your colors and figures!

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  97. haha so many comments here! Good job!



    ME ME ME ME ME ME ME ME ME

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  98. AAAA YES I WANT SO BAD. Why do so many other people have to love you.

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  99. Haha I like how most of your other posts have a dozen or so comments on average, and then BAM! "A free giveaway?! Count me in!!!" haha

    That said, count me in!

    Also, how was Prison Pit!?!? I haven't had a chance to get my hands on it just yet...

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  100. FREE ARTS I AM ALL ABOUT THAT

    ALSO YOUR ART IS GREAT

    YEAH!

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  101. oh man, this is amazing, im a huge fan :)

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  102. dear god, I'd love to win this so very much.

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  103. I love your work.

    Also, I love Evan, above me.

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  104. I'm commenting, good work. I really like the illustration you did called To be or not to be? for the Stranger. Can you tell us the names of the artists who did some of the stuff you grabbed at SPX? Especially those prints of Spider-Man, Captain America, and the man with the guitar.

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  105. Great prints! Would love to win one :D

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  106. Wow, this is absolutely great! :)
    You're one of my favorite illustrators, and I've been following closely on the blog posts in the past few months. I've already got the first Hobbit postcard (the one with the dwarves around the map).
    Would be extremely happy to win a print.
    Keep up the great work!

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  107. Here from Super Punch. I love all the prints, especially the tree!

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  108. COMENCE CCOOMMEENNTT: Loving your works! congrats on epic postage.

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  109. Oh please, please.. i need some fine art in my sad room :/

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  110. oooh! Free Art for my new apartment please!

    Thanks
    Meaghan

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  111. Wow, you have some really nice work... Jealous much!! haha

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  112. i never comment, as there is never anything to critique in your meticulous works. i do not want to come across as a gushing fanboy, but if you are going to wave tasty incentives at us...

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  113. Awesome! Subscribed to your blog after seeing your work on PBR. I really appreciate all the process stuff. Entertaining and educational!

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  114. COMMENT, COMMENTING.

    Daddy needs a brand new Dwarf Throng! actually, you never said the winners were drawn randomly, so maybe I should appeal to your sensitive side also? PWEEEEEAAAAASSSE! PWEASE!

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  115. Commenting has never been such a nerve wracking ordeal. If this was the lottery I would not really care but I feel like there's a real chance of being THE WINNER. Now I will have to wring my hands and wait.

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  116. hi! so i've never really looked at blogs before until yesterday when I created my own (for the first time! so exciting).. anyway, i'm glad i came across yours!! I like your work... it's really good! =)


    ps, i hope this comment means i am entered in this contest? :) it's ok if i don't win.. the compliment above still stands ;)

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  117. Oh man, how badly do I want those Hobbit prints? MY PRECIOUSSSS!!!

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  118. Wow I felt as though I should contribute to this amazingly long thread. Nice work by the way.

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  119. Commenting! Fingers crossed!

    The Canon pixma pro is a sweet large format printer that's relatively inexpensive, btw.

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  120. Wow, Sam. You've gotten a lot of feedback. That's great. Did you know you had this many readers/followers? Keep up the good work.

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  121. I've read the posts and processes that you went through to produce the picture with that girl (who is wearing a white dress) sitting on the tree. It looks "painful" to me since you went through all those troubles to get everything just right down to colours and compositions and everything. Actually you went through all those steps with all your works.Really inspiring. If I am lucky enough to receive any of your works can I have that picture?

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  122. I sure do fancy a copy of that elf print.

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  123. Dude... print or not your work rocks! especially the Hobbit series.
    Spoken from a fellow Tolkien artist (a blacksmith sword maker not painter though)
    http://maddwarfworkshop.com/

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  124. lets smash sometime soon! Have you read anything about brawl+, brawl-, or project M?

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  125. hows it goin sam,

    i'm a big fan of your work, i love the atmosphere you get out of every subject. i'd love to have a print of yours, hmmm lets see, how can i sweeten the deal? if i win i'll post you a drawing for you wall? mmm and eh if you ever come to dublin i'll buy you a pint! hows that? keep up all the fantastic work,

    cheers,

    steve,

    dublin ireland

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  126. dude, i like gave u taco dorritos at a party at tim's. You should give me one, plus i missed out on spx totally forgot, congrats on the post!

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  127. those hobbit prints are truly awesome. i might have missed it, but are you selling any? and for how much?

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  128. kinda hoping the competitions still open...

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  129. love your work! whenever im feeling low on inspiration your work kickstarts me back into art mode. hope i can get one of these prints!

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  130. Wanna get me a piece of that! Love a good art give-away.

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