1. I’ve been working on a lot of stuff lately that I can’t show for awhile, which is the reason this blog has been pretty dead lately. This is a little slice of a book cover I just finished (I watched Nausicaa/Warriors of the Wind a lot when I was a kid, obvs), which won’t be out until sometime next year. Hopefully I’ll have a chance to show you guys some other stuff soon.

You can follow me on twitter for a lot more little progress snapshots and other dumb stuff.

    I’ve been working on a lot of stuff lately that I can’t show for awhile, which is the reason this blog has been pretty dead lately. This is a little slice of a book cover I just finished (I watched Nausicaa/Warriors of the Wind a lot when I was a kid, obvs), which won’t be out until sometime next year. Hopefully I’ll have a chance to show you guys some other stuff soon.

    You can follow me on twitter for a lot more little progress snapshots and other dumb stuff.

  2. Treasure Chest interior pages! Original ink drawings (sans text) are available for $25 on my blog. Get ‘em.

    All of these were drawn in sumi-e ink and pencil on watercolor paper. Each is 4.5x6”. I did them all in about a week.

  3. Treasure Chest interior pages! Original ink drawings (sans text) are available for $25 on my blog. Get ‘em.

    All of these were drawn in sumi-e ink and pencil on watercolor paper. Each is 4.5x6”. I did them all in about a week.

  4. Hello.

    Are you going to SPX? Great. 

    Additionally, are you an adventurer? Terrific. 

    Treasure Chest is a 24-page black-and-white zine with a sparkly gold screenprinted cover. Inside are all the items and equipment YOU, brave adventurer, have earned by braving the wilds and ruins of the world. Each book contains different loot, so there’s no telling what you’ll end up with.

    You can grab one of the books for $5, and you can grab one of the original ink-drawn interior pages for a cool $20. Sound good?

    I’ll be selling this stuff (along with prints and stuff) at tables G8/G9 with Kali Ciesemier, Andrea Kalfas, and Jimmy Giegerich this weekend at SPX in Bethesda, MD. Come stop by?

    I’ve got a bunch of books to sell at the show, and if there’s any left over, I’ll put them up online.

  5. Bummer news — I put together a book of the ink drawings I’ve done over the last year or so that I was going to sell at SPX, but printing issues derailed the whole thing at the last possible minute. This is the wrap-around cover. Would’ve been 76 pages at half-page size. So, that was a cool waste of time.

Ink and digital.

    Bummer news — I put together a book of the ink drawings I’ve done over the last year or so that I was going to sell at SPX, but printing issues derailed the whole thing at the last possible minute. This is the wrap-around cover. Would’ve been 76 pages at half-page size. So, that was a cool waste of time.

    Ink and digital.

  6. Hey dudes! I have a bunch of new prints up in my shop — you wanna buy some? I need to buy some stuff to help make more work. They print on archival rag paper at a few different sizes and the color is bang-on what you see on screen. 

    Shop!

  7. This is a small drawing for “Puffed Shoggoths,” Trevor Henderson’s H.P. Lovecraft zine. “Call of Cthulhu” was the first Lovecraft story I read, and I worked on some “Shadow Over Innsmouth” drawings in my senior year at MICA. Despite all the cool monsters in his work, I was always more impressed by the crushing sense of galactic solitude Lovecraft infused his work with. The idea that Earth is the last bastion of sanity in the cosmos and that catching the slightest glimpse of the true workings of the universe is enough to drive a man insane, well, that’s pretty neat, huh?

    This is a small drawing for “Puffed Shoggoths,” Trevor Henderson’s H.P. Lovecraft zine. “Call of Cthulhu” was the first Lovecraft story I read, and I worked on some “Shadow Over Innsmouth” drawings in my senior year at MICA. Despite all the cool monsters in his work, I was always more impressed by the crushing sense of galactic solitude Lovecraft infused his work with. The idea that Earth is the last bastion of sanity in the cosmos and that catching the slightest glimpse of the true workings of the universe is enough to drive a man insane, well, that’s pretty neat, huh?

  8. Small drawing for Network World magazine about cloud computing. Also kinda about cute offices.

    Small drawing for Network World magazine about cloud computing. Also kinda about cute offices.

  9. Haircut.

    Haircut.

  10. Oh! Also, I did a swap with Vera. Hodor hodor hodor.

    Oh! Also, I did a swap with Vera. Hodor hodor hodor.

  11. I did this little dude for Mike Mitchell (who I’m sure you all know). How in the world could I resist drawing a skull who is also a little dude?

    I did this little dude for Mike Mitchell (who I’m sure you all know). How in the world could I resist drawing a skull who is also a little dude?

  12. "Diane," a small contribution to Andrea Kalfas’ Twin Peaks zine, "Damn Fine Coffee." While watching the show I liked to pretend that Cooper’s recorder wasn’t on, and that Diane was just his name for it. Like it was some kind of stress release to talk to it and gather his thoughts.
Ink and digital.

    "Diane," a small contribution to Andrea Kalfas’ Twin Peaks zine, "Damn Fine Coffee." While watching the show I liked to pretend that Cooper’s recorder wasn’t on, and that Diane was just his name for it. Like it was some kind of stress release to talk to it and gather his thoughts.

    Ink and digital.

  13. I had an illustration in yesterday’s New York Times Business Section (alongside Kali, which is sweet). It was for an article called Coining Terminology for Life on the Web, and it was kinda about how startups try to either invent or appropriate bits of language that they think will “go viral.” Ok, cool.

    I had an illustration in yesterday’s New York Times Business Section (alongside Kali, which is sweet). It was for an article called Coining Terminology for Life on the Web, and it was kinda about how startups try to either invent or appropriate bits of language that they think will “go viral.” Ok, cool.

  14. This map ran in last week’s Adweek, accompanying an article about ad agencies in small markets. This is not a good map if you are lost or anything.

    This map ran in last week’s Adweek, accompanying an article about ad agencies in small markets. This is not a good map if you are lost or anything.

  15. Hey BROS, since the Battle Royale show opened last night, you can now buy a print of my Alakazam piece on their website. Super limited edition (only 15!), super low price (only $40!).

Go go go!

http://lightgreyartlabshop.bigcartel.com/product/65-alakazam-by-sam-bosma

    Hey BROS, since the Battle Royale show opened last night, you can now buy a print of my Alakazam piece on their website. Super limited edition (only 15!), super low price (only $40!).

    Go go go!

    http://lightgreyartlabshop.bigcartel.com/product/65-alakazam-by-sam-bosma