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Wednesday, October 28, 2009


Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Interview @Boston Comic Con

Here's an interview I did by Dave Yang of The audio is a little low so turn up the volume. I don't think I'm funny lie Bobby Lee or look like John Cho. Maybe I'm funny like John Cho and look like Bobby Lee.

Monday, October 26, 2009

10/25/09 - This is Halloween! This is Halloween!

Sorry for the posting lapse. Just came off the Boston Comic Con and my head was spinning from all the merriment. Forgot how hard a con can be on your throat.

What I love about Halloween is hearing all the creative costumes that people come up with. One Halloween when I was still in college I wanted to get dressed up as the tank man from Tianamen Square. But I didn;t want to run in front of traffic stopping cars to show people who I was. I settled for a Chinese protester who was run over by a tank, complete with red tank tread marks on my face. Classy. Oh yeah? What's the weirdest thing you've dressed up as?

In response to the comment from Angel - Funny you went as a punk lawyer, I went as a punk ninja once! Me and my now wife years ago..

Friday, October 23, 2009

Boston Comic Con

It's all going down tomorrow at the Back Bay Events Center in Boston. The Boston Comic Con. I'll be set up with original art, a Sharpie and a six year old helper dressed like a Jedi. If you're in the area definitely swing by. The impressive artist list includes: Geoff Darrow, Walt and Louise Simonson, Herb Trimpe, Time Sale, Khoi Pham, Cliff Chiang, David Mack, Scott Wegener and a ton more!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Typhoon Auction Press

Nice words at the Washington Post's Comic Riffs about the benefit art auction. It's up to 10 bids and slowly creeping up. Someone jump a few bucks!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Charlie's Blog

For those who didn't know, our 7' tall tinkerer friend has his own blog site called Charlie's Bright Ideas. He has a couple thoughts on infomercials, Ghosthunters and Balloon Boy. He really needs a job...

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Auction for Typhoon Relief in Philippines

Comic artist Greg LaRocque has organized a comic art auction to benefit the victims of the recent typoons and flooding in the Philippines. I've donated the original art from the Sunday strip from 8/23/09. Please check it out and make a bid. All proceeds will go to the Philippines Red Cross. Auction ends Friday October 23. Thanks.

Here is the strip as it was printed. I guess some specifics are in order as well. The artwork is done in brush and pen with ink on 100lb. bristol vellum. It measures 14" wide by 8" tall. In a world (in my best movie trailer voice) were more and more artists are turning to digital originals, this is a chance to own a one of a kind hard copy.

10/18/09 - The Sleeve Sneeze

Kind of fitting that I'm a little under the weather as I post this. I've always wondered about the logic of the sleeve sneeze. Kind of like the logic of a handkerchief. It's pretty nasty if you think about it. I think I'll take a piece of cloth, blow my nose into it and then put it back in my pocket just in case I might need to do it again. WTF!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Pacific Citizen Interview

Got a great interview in this week's Pacific Citizen. Check it out!

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Secret Asian Man's Pumpkin Carving Contest!

Get a pumpkin and carve any SAM art of your choice into it. It can be the face logo, SAM art from a random strip, an entire strip, different characters from the strip, a SAM hair wig made from a pumpkin...etc. The only rules are you need to use a pumpkin and execute some sort of SAM theme with it. Period. Enter as many different pumpkins as you wish. Entries will be accepted all the way up to midnight of Halloween night.

E-mail all entries to:

The creators of the 3 winning SAM-o-lanterns will have their creations posted online and receive original artwork from the strip! Please be sure to include a mailing address for every entry. Get carving!

Saturday, October 10, 2009

10/11/09 - Cleaning House

We get a lot of mail order catalogs. One thing I've noticed is the absolute lack of Asian guys in them. Maybe I'm more sensitive to these things than most but has anyone else noticed this? Will the "J" in J Crew ever stand for Japanese? And why do we need paper catalogs anyway? Do people still fill out those forms, stick a check in the SASE and wait for it to get there?

Sunday, October 4, 2009

10/4/09 - Swine Flu Can Be Fun!

Is it me or is everyone freaking out about swine flu just a little too much? Don't more kids die from peanut allergies? And speaking of peanut allergies, when did the peanut become so deadly? I don't remember peanut allergies when I was a kid. We even did school projects with peanut butter. I think there's something weird going on either with the processing of peanuts or with our vaccinations. I think the peanut people are getting together with the gluten and lactose intolerance people and planning to take over the world from inside our bodies. I bet the real cure for swine flu is a nice thick peanut butter sandwich on gluten enriched white bread with a tall glass of milk.