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Salgood Sam
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Attends Life! The school of hard knocks
Lives in montreal
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Occupation
art and words
Skills
Drawing, design, storytelling, editing, a little bit of this, a little bit of that, art.
Employment
  • freelance
    art and words, present
  • IDW Publishing
    art
  • Image Comics
    art
  • Marvel Comics
    art
  • DC Comics
    art
  • Nelvana
    design
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montreal
Previously
Toronto
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Tagline
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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Max Douglas, Salgood Sam, Salguod Xam, Sadax Gorky

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A week in Canadian Comics news and things, curated for you from the feeds!
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Matthew Forsythe named Concordia’s second Mordecai Richler Writer in Residence for 2017
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The second last instalment of Dream Life | a late coming of age, on Tapastic! Read it here!
PJ finds a friendly place to land at Marge's apart in the Annex, and Charlie arrives back home at the Berkowitz Clan's cabin outside of Bellville.
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A new Patreon post or two is up. I'm about two thirds the way to my first goal on Patreon thanks to a nice bump in new Patreon pledges. If you're interested in learning how to draw, make comics and cartoon, i'll be posting a lot of instructional material along with the many posts already up over the coming months. Patrons at all levels will get most of those in their inbox, and Student Patrons will be able to send me their homework for constructive feedback, and get regular prompts and reminders to do the work. Check it out, pledge just $2 a month to read my comics, or more for one of the other tiers of rewards!
Official Post from Salgood Sam: One of the sugested drawing exercise in Dynamic Drawing is doing observational studies anytime you can. From life is nice, but not all of us have the liberty of being able to do that on a regular basis. Either lack of time or access. In my case, i'm fairly nocturnal, so daytime outdoor sketching a
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Just posted the latest C-List! The week in Canadian comics stuff.
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New routines: going to try to get one new post a week up myself on Sequential this year. Got a #C_List up tonight.
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The free 'First Class' post for the comics making curriculum on Patreon is up!
Official Post from Salgood Sam: Hi Student Patrons and everyone else!This is the ‘First Class’ in my course on Sequential Art, mainly focusing on Comics but applicable to most narrative art. Anyone can check out these first class posts, all patrons will be able to read the full series of posts. And Student Patrons will be able to
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Inking with a brush: strokes and tips: A clip following up on my Milton Caniff study
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Wave your feet in the air like you just don't care....?
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