"Underground" Teeshirt Design...

I smashed out this tee shirt design (click for larger view) last week for my dude Justin Nygren of Shirts Equals Awesome. He's gonna press up a gang of shirts during the Underground live art show on the 30th, and asked me if I wanted in on it. they're gonna be one-color screen prints, and Justin is known for doing nice work, so i HAD to get down with it! anyways, if you want one, hit the paypal button below or email me at samax(at)samaxamen.com for an invoice. it's gonna be black on white or grey... select the size you want, and let me know what color you want. your shirts will be scooped on Saturday the 30th and shipped out the following week.


SIZES
what color do you prefer?


holla!
-samax

My Dog Ate It


Millie by Samax Amen   
my wife is always giving me a hard time because I don't slobber all over our cockerspaniel Millie the way she does. I'm not much of a pet person. I mean, don't get me wrong, I like dogs and cats, but I had a dog when I was a kid who was super-smart like Lassie (RIP, Penny... sigh), but every dog I've ever had since has been trouble...
anyways Millie likes to grab things (cell phones, my daughter's toys, finger nail clippers) and sneak into the back yard and chew on them. As a result, I periodically look in the yard to retrieve the broken, wet remains of whatever Millie has recently destroyed. Today, I found the mangled remnants of my USB Flash drive, which no doubt would have contained plenty of irreplaceable data and artwork, had previous mishaps not made me totally paranoid, resulting in the keeping of multiple backup files. To my credit, I didn't even get mad. Now it's off to town to buy a new one... lots more stuff to print for my art show on the 30th.
peace,
-samax

Quote of the Day

"I have a theory that if a drawing isn't working, animals and vehicles always make it better." 
comicbook writer/artist

Multiple Warhedz, King City, Escalator

STORM by samax



this drawing of Storm from the X-men is one of the pieces I'm hanging at the Janette Kennedy Gallery today as part of  Underground: Dallas' Hidden Talents, the show I'm participating in courtesy of the fine folks of ArtLoveMagic.com. the show will hang in the Gallery until we have our big blowout event with live art and music on January 30th.  Anyways, I've been looking for an excuse to draw Storm! hope you like it!
peace, 
-samax

Classic Material...

People that have known me for a while know that I used to be very religious. At the time, I was listening almost exclusively to Christian Rap/hip hop music. Just like the larger culture, Christian hip hop produces a lot of poop and a few classics. After I got over my religious phase, I brought my love of classic Christian hip hop with me. That brings me to this dude Obadiah One, and his album Let the Truth Be Told, which as far as I'M concerned, is a freaking BANGER! (read my full review over at GhettoManga.com)
peace,
-samax

Show Business...


I attended a GREAT meeting this weekend with my peoples of ArtLoveMagic in preparation for Underground, our massive art show at the Southside on Lamar's Janette Kennedy Gallery in Dallas.  We'll be hanging pieces this Wednesday, and they'll be up for viewing from this Thursday until the big show on January 30th. This Show is gonna be BONKERS, so if you plan to be in Dallas this month, call the gallery at 214-426-1575 for their hours and drop in. if you'll be around on the 30th, you need to get $5 off admission by preordering at ArtLoveMagic.com. 
peace,
-samax

Props to @FuseBoxRadio for keeping it real!


here's a flier I just finished for DJ Fusion. click the flier to get a closer look, and make sure to follow her and Jon Judah on Twitter and on BlackRadioIsBack.com.

if you care about hip hop, you will appreciate the way they represent it. I did this flier 100% in photoshop, except the FuseBoxRadio logo, which they already had and supplied to me.
holla!
-samax
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Flyer than a Flier to a hip hop Jam...


here's a flier i'm working on for DJ Fusion of Blackradioisback.com. Along with Jon Judah, Fusion spins quality Hip Hop and Soul music on their syndicated radio show and podcasts. As it turns out, she is a fan of my blogs and approached me last month to create this joint for her. I thought i'd show you the progress on it. I did this artwork 100% in photoshop. stay tuned, and I'll post the finished flier soon.
peace,
-samax

do It BIG in 2010, Fam!


*Illustration I did for Bavu Blakes, one of my favorite emcees. made with photoshop*
Happy New Year, everyone... hope everyone's having (or had, if you're reading this in the morning) a good time. I don't really make traditional New Year's resolutions, but I definitely wanna continue going in the right direction in my spiritual, professional and family life, and taking as many with me as possible. We had some bad spots this year, but 2009 was very good to me and my family overall. so here's to rolling with the punches and coming back to win in the New Year!

holla!
-samax
Ziontific.com

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