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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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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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  • IDW Publishing
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  • Image Comics
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  • Marvel Comics
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  • DC Comics
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Progress on page 47. Calling it a night, need some sleep before the thing at the thing...
Official Post from Salgood Sam: Some Dracula inks and tones done today. Got a late start, but will probably finish it tomorrow.
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Official Post from Salgood Sam: Dracula pages, it's been a meditative afternoon with an 02. I'm drawing the book almost size as, to achieve the look I want for it. Hi patrons, going to try to make posting desk shots here first a habit! Been too slack about that but the app makes it pretty easy now so no excuse! :) Thanks for all
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Hello internet! I posted after the event on FB But have been negligent in following up elsewhere! The Salon BD MTL was two weeks ago today, and it went extremely well all in all! Thanks to everyone who came out to it, participated in the unique experience…
Hello internet! I posted after the event on FB But have been negligent in following up elsewhere! The Salon BD MTL was two weeks ago today, and it went extremely well all in all! Thanks to everyone…
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Calling all doodlers and comics fans, come join us for #SalonBDMTL 2016!

Salgood Sam, Syn Studio, and Pow Pow Press present the 2nd annual #SalonBDmtl! [ezcol_3fifth] BDistes et dessinateurs de Montréal, unissons-vous! Rassemblez-vous ensemble pour le Salon BD MTL! Le 28 avril de 18h00 à 1h00 — portes: $5. [/ezcol_3fifth]…
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Le deuxième Salon de ce genre, nous planifions en tenir annuellement, le premier s’ayant déroulé la première semaine de mai 2015 au Syn Studio. | We plan ultimately to hold Salons annually, this is…
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A whole lot of smart accomplished people will tell you, Fear of Failure is self defeating. We never get better without making mistakes! Here's a few of them and my own thoughts on the subject!
You will never get better, unless you make mistakes. So this comes up often in my class, it’s a universal obstacle to students learning, and improving rapidly. And leads to a lot of cautious,…
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Started on the tones for this one, need some more go juice and then it's back at it.
Official Post from Salgood Sam: Some coffee and then I'll finish this one up!
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[ezcol_3fifth] Hey friends, this weekend is the fifth annual Montreal Comic Arts Festival (MCAF – FBDM) Festival BD de Montréal! I’m tabling all weekend – sorry they don’t give us table numbers but it’s in the main tent, at one of those you see without…
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Cartoonists of Montreal unite, come on down for an edifying comics party. Jams and Panels, and you!
Salon BD MTL
Thu, April 28, 6pm to 1am
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BDistes et dessinateurs de Montréal, unissons-vous! Rassemblez-vous ensemble pour le Salon BD MTL! Le 28 avril de 18h00 à 1h00 — portes: $5. Cartoonists and doodlers of Montreal, unite! Come together for. Salon BD MTL! April 28th 6pm till 1am. $5 door.
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Understanding is key to confident drawing. You can try to fake it, but you’ll know if you are. There are no real short cuts to actually feeling confident, in your own knowledge though effort. So detailed studies of the human body are key to being able to…
Understanding is key to confident drawing. You can try to fake it, but you’ll know if you are. There are no real short cuts to actually feeling confident, in your own knowledge though effort.…
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Making Comics is  expensive! In both time and financing. In part, in funding the time to make the comics, before you’ve even entertained how to publish them. To start I’d say, don’t rush into printing or publishing, until you’ve invested a decent amount…
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What do you think of my new pull up Con banner! Been putting off getting one of these for a long time, the standing banners everyone has now for their convention appearances! This one incorporates bits of art from 5 stories, some of my favorites. Top is…
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Decent local grocers, nice big import section, could still work on their produce a bit, tend to leave out moldy veg or fruit too long sometimes which is a real turnoff. But it's been getting better!
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reviewed a month ago
Great well stocked comics shop, with a mix of american mainstream, Euro BD, Local Indie, Manga, lots of Graphic Novels, and friendly staff! The suport local publishers and even stock a few zines!
Public - 2 months ago
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Overpriced and blah. Definitely not selling me on the idea of raw foods here, and I eat a fair bit of raw food at home. A salad, sorry, "Pad Thai" made mostly of spaghettified zucchini and iceberg lettuce, two anemic half size Spring Rolls that had less going for them than what I can make at home for 2 bucks or less a pop, mostly filled with the same things as the salad. A single slice of pumpkin pie, and nearly unpalatable "hot chocolate", all came to $38 plus tip. Hmm. Our hosts were very pleased with the place but we left unimpressed, and hungry. A far more filling meal shortly after cost only $28.
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Public - 6 months ago
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I've been going here for 14 years. The owners are nice enough, but they have a habit of sometimes hiring burnt out hostile white racists to work here. Not all of the staff, but for a long time there was one older guy who was nice until he decided to talk about immigrants. And now there's a lady who works here weekends who always seems to be having some health problem, bad back, brace on her hand, etc. That's understandably tough, but she takes it out on customers in the form of being short tempered argumentative by default. She's antagonistic to anglos, rants about blacks and the like-racist-and will make up reasons to refuse you service if you have any disagreements with her, which if you go here often she's likely to imagine something to take issue with that you didn't even do. I now have to basically never do my laundry on the weekends because of her. Given at least some of the owners are south asian, the racism is obnoxiously ironic and I wonder if they know or care. Today I was shaking cat hair and dust off my socks before washing them, out the side door to keep it from landing on other people's clothes. Before even asking anything or talking civilly, she started screaming at me like i'd killed her dog simply for using the side door. Said side door was already open. Add to this the tumble machines either hardly dry your clothes or burn them sometimes, and the generally ratty look of the place, and the only reason I use it is it's the closest one to my door. There's another nicer one up the street, I'll be going there more often I think from now on.
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Generous breakfast! Great coffee, homefries are a bit over done for my liking but you get more eggs and sides than most places for your buck, my partners omelette was good, very filling meals in a nice cozy space too. The regulars are entertaining oldsters the staff looks practised at being patient and accommodating with.
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Good food, i even worked there for a bit in the kitchen and I still like it there!
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