Salgood Sam is my pen name, I started drawing comics professionally at the start of the 90s under my given name Max Douglas.
I was raised around the arts and animation, and kind of fell into the family buisness.
After 25 years as a profesional artist i've accumulated a diverse CV, but fell in love with comics early on and still invest as much of my energy into that as i'm able.
In summary I've over 40 published comics credits, including three graphic novels, my own anthology series, a 4 book collection of an Image series, numerous singles, short stories and sequential art related projects.
I've also enjoyed working in film, animation and print publishing. As crew on six animation projects at Nelvana Studios in Toronto and CinéGroupe in Montreal. Rendering design and story art for four tv series shot by Téléfilm québéc. And freelance artist editor and creative in print and digital media.
I attended a few years of formal art school but mostly picked up a lot by watching working artists doing their jobs.
Starting early with my mother, a freelance illustrator and painter herself at first, and then as a story artist and director in Animation. There I continued to learn from her along with the many animators at Nelvana Studios in the 80s where she worked, who put up with my hovering around and watching in fascination at every chance i got to hang out at the studio.
My extended family included painters printmakers photographers writers and comics artists. So a lot just seeped in by osmosis. Art was the normal for me from day one.
On the other end of things In the last few years, to my delight I've been teaching art, comics and cartooning in Montreal at Syn Studio part time. A dynamic small private school specializing in concept & media arts. I've found it only rewarding to pass on some of the knowledge I've collected, but it has also helped me focus and broaden mine further.
One reason I'm setting up this profile--I'm thinking about using it to share material with my students sometimes in the future. I'm also open to freelance gigs, looking to make more connections in the digital arts side of the industry, and share some of my comics n' stuff!
That'll do for now. For all things Salgood, start at Salgood Sam dot com.
PSL The embedded clip under Demo Reel isn't really a Demo Reel, i'll set something up later for that. For now this is a popular clip I posted on Inking!