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Max Douglas, Salgood Sam, Salguod Xam, Sadax Gorky
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travelling, on twos, feet or wheels, as often as I can
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Salgood Sam is Max Douglas backwards and two letters changed.

Born in 1970 I grew up in Toronto, the child of young bohemians growing up absurd. When I was 27 I moved to Montreal thinking it was the start of my travelling phase. That was 1997 and I'm still here.
 I've lived and worked as an artist since I was 19. Most of the second half of my life drawing comics, illustrations, a bit of sculpture with plans for more. Painting, zine publishing, and making things. A few years ago I started including writing as a job title; recently actually feels like maybe it's true. And for a while I've dabbled in content editing on-line.

I started my professional comics life in the early 90's after doing a little bit of work in B-move FX and gaming monster designs, working for Marvel on a few horror & sci-fi books. Took me about 4 years before realizing the WFH scene was the wrong path for me. By '96 I struck off looking for more meaningful work. 

Since then I've worked in animation a bit here and there. And when I can find it I enjoy illustration work quite a lot. Probably my favourite thing to do for pay so far and I love the combination of design and art in a good illustration project where I'm given the latitude to be creative. Always interested in this kind of work so please do consider my portfolio if your looking for an artist. 

A computer camp kid in the 80's I always liked messing with them, but being poor it took a while to get my hands on one full time. The first box I owned was a 92 Mac LC II. Not the most powerful machine by far but I squeezed a lot of it, it was a loyal tool. The OS6 on it is a bit corrupted but it still technically works, I keep it bagged in the closet. Did some desk top publishing, sound editing for radio, and was one of the first to use a computer to manipulate my comics art [see my work on saint sinner, the character "Kento Canto, the inter-dimensional acrobat" was a bassic Photoshop joby] and around 1994 I briefly served as the in house graphics guy for a ISP start up called hub.org, they didn't really use me for very much, dial up bandwidth and all that, but I've been messing around with building web sites ever since, mostly for fun.

Also for fun: starting around '90 or so, till 96, I engineered & produced a weekly oddball variety radio show on CIUT 89.5 FM, first called Signal to Noise, then later Channel Zero. Once a week I'd wrangle comedians, spoken word artists, musicians and our hosts for an hour for fun. It was mostly, while I was never a pro I think I managed to do a decent job of it. I keep my hand in the AV club still now and then. Not to long ago I did a stint as Editor for The Indie Spinner Rack pod cast while Charlito was in a one man play, and for a few podcasts on my blog Sequential.

Despite the early set backs in WFH comics, I've keep my storytelling apatite sated with a few personal projects, & select graphic novels and one shots that mean something to me. That quest for a cretin feeling flavour and depth led me to draw and self published a very well received collection of short stories called RevolveЯ One in 2004, For which I was nominated for "Best Emerging Talent" in the inaugural Doug Wright Awards. it's since evolved into a webcomics anthology you can read here
After that I illustrated the bloody Vampirate tale, Sea of Red: No Grave But The Sea, and worked on Mr. Comics' REVOLUTION on the PLANET OF THE APES.

In 2007 at TCAF I had the pleasure to launch a critically acclaimed post rapture graphic novel with DIY author Jim Munroe, titled Therefore Repent! I was invited to contribute to the Tori Amos mega comic's anthology, Comic Book Tattoo, and I'm working on a number of new short stories along side of my current graphic novel project, Dream Life that will be completed with the help of a grant I received from the Canadian council for the arts.  Work Salgood work. All things Salgood can be found at salgoodsam.com

Bragging rights
Shares in an Eisner Award, and a Harvey Award, for the 2008 anthology graphic novel Comic Book Tattoo in which he Collaborated with author Mark Sable on the story "up side down". And a shares in the nomination of POPGUN 4 for two Harvey Awards: Best Anthology and Best Single Issue or Story! Awarded a grant from the Canada Council for the Arts in early 2006 and again in 2011: Grants for Professional Writers: Creative Writing. Also Nominated for the 2005 Prix Expozine in the English Comics category. www.expozine.ca And Nominated for Best Emerging Talent for the 2005 TCAF Doug Wright Awards in Toronto. www.wrightawards.ca
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Drawing, design, storytelling, editing, a little bit of this, a little bit of that, art.
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The comics me and +Kelly Tindall  students got completed in the last semester at +Syn Studio - Art School for your amusement and pleasure!
By Salgood Sam Hey readers, so for a little while now I've been teaching art part time at Syn Studio in Montreal, and as of this past semester a Comics course
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Shari Chankhamma's layout and rendering process from first draft to ink. 
 
From draft to ink.

Pavlov's Dream page 58 in various steps. These are usual steps I take for every pages. But some page requires more sketches, some page can go from draft right to ink. Most of the time it depends on the complexity of the background. Any page without background is a heaven-sent. But can't do that too often for obvious reason.
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A lot of students come to me with a world in mind. A whole epic. Those one’s want to tell sprawling tales of adventures. Understandable. I mean, Comic, of course there’s a lot of people looking for that. I’m pretty guilty of doing it a few times myself.…
A lot of students come to me with a world in mind. A whole epic. Those one's want to tell sprawling tales of adventures. Understandable. I mean, Comic, of course there's a lot of people looking for...
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Nice bit of video from the salon we held May 1st at +Syn Studio - Art School 
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For some of my own work, most of it really, I don’t use digital lettering at all. I often shape my balloons the same way now, using the expand selection trick after scanning hand-lettered text. But I do composite them digitally most of the time, rather…
For some of my own work, most of it really, I don't use digital lettering at all. I often shape my balloons the same way now, using the expand selection trick after scanning hand-lettered text. But...
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<a href="http://makingcomics.spiltink.org/seven-transitions/">http://makingcomics.spiltink.org/seven-transitions/</a> <br>... and this! A classic. Was glad to be able to find all the kinds within my own work more or less. Site is almost ready for next semester. 
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The core mechanism of sequential art, is Juxtaposition. Even when it’s a single gag cartoon, there is typically a juxtaposition of words, and picture. It’s a very powerful tool, important to learn about and explore. Lets think about how subtle it is. I’m…
The core mechanism of sequential art, is Juxtaposition. Even when it's a single gag cartoon, there is typically a juxtaposition of words, and picture. It's a very powerful tool, important to learn ...
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Looks interesting.
Have you seen this +Arna Selznick ?
These shorts debuted last week at the Annecy International Animated Film Festival.
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Thanks for posting this, Max! Very cool.
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Trope – noun -(ˈtrōp) plural: tropes : A word, phrase, or image used in a new and different way in order to create an artistic effect. – a : A word or expression used in a figurative sense : figure of speech – b : A common or overused theme or device :…
Trope - noun -(ˈtrōp) plural: tropes : A word, phrase, or image used in a new and different way in order to create an artistic effect. - a : A word or expression used in a figurative sense : figure...
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So, he bought into crowdfunding marketing schemes and they didn't work? I could have told him that for free. You know what works? Doing your own marketing, good ideas, compelling stories. Half decent production values. 

I don't see any of that in this work Uwe, and films about an unstoppable sociopath taking out bankers isn't "talking about" the financial crisis or a metaphor for it.
Just an unpleasant sensationalist literal realization, of rabid fever dreams of the frustrated & ineffectual turned conspiracy theorists maybe?

Looked like violent bile, which sells fine these days so I'm sure he'll find a way to keep making it. But his crowdfunding approach clearly missed pretty much everything that makes one attractive, so along with the content of what was NOT funded, i'm going to call this a validation of the wisdom of the crowd.
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<a href="http://makingcomics.spiltink.org/juxtaposition/">http://makingcomics.spiltink.org/juxtaposition/</a><br><br>I had fun doing the last few posts for Making Comics. This one and...
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Scott’s iconic tip of the hat icon for a moment of closure. You could get the impression Scott likes making lists, but thanks to that we have a handy and fairly comprehensive model for the different kinds of panel to panel transitions, in terms of their…
You could get the impression Scott likes making lists, but thanks to that we have a handy and fairly comprehensive model for the different kinds of panel to panel transitions, in terms of their con...
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