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Salgood Sam
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art and words
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Drawing, design, storytelling, editing, a little bit of this, a little bit of that, art.
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  • freelance
    art and words, present
  • IDW Publishing
    art
  • Image Comics
    art
  • Marvel Comics
    art
  • DC Comics
    art
  • Nelvana
    design
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montreal
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Toronto
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travelling, on twos, feet or wheels, as often as I can
Introduction

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
Education
  • Life! The school of hard knocks
    Learnin' things, present
  • Alternative Scarborough Education 1
  • Wexford Collegiate Institute
    enriched arts program
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It's Over! Dream Life is funded! Thank you! Now the fun begins!
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Down to the last 44 hours! 
 
171 backers $6,455 pledged 44 hours to go!
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/salgood/dream-life-the-launch-and-tour

We're still got some time to reach the $8k goal which wins everyone a copy of the Wild Thing print. 
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/salgood/dream-life-the-launch-and-tour/posts/792422

We could make that mark handily if we have more art buyers. So far a nice number of them. 13 so far! Pretty pleased. But there's still lots of prime artwork available. i put up more options than would be need so that even if there was a rush on them, the last person would still have some good pieces to choose from. 

There are also some good digital deals including $10 for 6 of my books in all as HD PDFs & CBRs, and SadOceanSpaceBear's Dream the Dark Dream to listen to while you read. 

And of course you can preorder Dream Life | a late coming of age, on its own or get the full suit print option, Dream Life and 3 issues of Revolver including Vol#3 which has the first bit of Dracula: Son of the Dragon in it. My new project with Mark Sable.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/salgood/dream-life-the-launch-and-tour

#ECCC2014 #graphicnovel #kickstarter #ECCC #comics #tcaf2014 #storytelling 
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167 backers $6,274 pledged of $3,000 goal 50 hours to go!
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Congrats to Joe Ollmann, Georgia Webber, Dakota McFadzean, Emily Carroll, Connor Williamson, Michael DeForge, Geneviève Castrée, Seth, Michel Rabagliati, Patrick Kyle, Steven Gilbert, Seth Scriver, & Julie Delporte!

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Members of historic “Canadian Whites” to be inducted into Hall of Fame during 10th annual ceremony by BK Munn The Wright Awards have announced their nominees for 2014! The annual awards event takes...
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160 backers now, $5,606 pledged of $3,000 goal, 186% funded - 6.5hrs for todays 200% stretch goal! Just $394 needed to hit it. Thats some pledges for art and pre orders of books away, so close, everyone could get the print tonight!
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down to my final 44 hours!
 
171 backers $6,455 pledged 44 hours to go!
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/salgood/dream-life-the-launch-and-tour

We're still got some time to reach the $8k goal which wins everyone a copy of the Wild Thing print. 
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/salgood/dream-life-the-launch-and-tour/posts/792422

We could make that mark handily if we have more art buyers. So far a nice number of them. 13 so far! Pretty pleased. But there's still lots of prime artwork available. i put up more options than would be need so that even if there was a rush on them, the last person would still have some good pieces to choose from. 

There are also some good digital deals including $10 for 6 of my books in all as HD PDFs & CBRs, and SadOceanSpaceBear's Dream the Dark Dream to listen to while you read. 

And of course you can preorder Dream Life | a late coming of age, on its own or get the full suit print option, Dream Life and 3 issues of Revolver including Vol#3 which has the first bit of Dracula: Son of the Dragon in it. My new project with Mark Sable.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/salgood/dream-life-the-launch-and-tour

#ECCC2014 #graphicnovel #kickstarter #ECCC #comics #tcaf2014 #storytelling 
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171 backers $6,455 pledged 44 hours to go!
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/salgood/dream-life-the-launch-and-tour

We're still got some time to reach the $8k goal which wins everyone a copy of the Wild Thing print. 
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/salgood/dream-life-the-launch-and-tour/posts/792422

We could make that mark handily if we have more art buyers. So far a nice number of them. 13 so far! Pretty pleased. But there's still lots of prime artwork available. i put up more options than would be need so that even if there was a rush on them, the last person would still have some good pieces to choose from. 

There are also some good digital deals including $10 for 6 of my books in all as HD PDFs & CBRs, and SadOceanSpaceBear's Dream the Dark Dream to listen to while you read. 

And of course you can preorder Dream Life | a late coming of age, on its own or get the full suit print option, Dream Life and 3 issues of Revolver including Vol#3 which has the first bit of Dracula: Son of the Dragon in it. My new project with Mark Sable.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/salgood/dream-life-the-launch-and-tour

#ECCC2014 #graphicnovel #kickstarter #ECCC #comics #tcaf2014 #storytelling 
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Wild Thing over Montreal will be the second stretch goal reward print. If we reach $8k it joines Record Head in everyone who's getting Dream Life as a physical reward! There will be desktop sized jpegs for digital rewards too.
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/salgood/dream-life-the-launch-and-tour
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4 days to go, help raise up to 8k!
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