my Art Conspiracy painting...

"Madonna and Child" was painted on a 3' x 3' piece of plywood, lightly primed. well, i used the term "painted" loosely... the yellow and brown tones in the piece are painted with Acrylic, the rest was done with Sharpies.
it sold at a charity auction sponsored by Art Cionspiracy in dallas earlier in the month. took me a while to figure out how to get the piece off my cell phone and onto the web where you could see it... so, here it is! hit me with comments and/or questions (commissions don't suck either...)

Art Conspiracy benefit show

i'm part of a benefit show this sunday Dec 9 at The Door (2513 Main St in Dallas) called Art Conspiracy III ...

i'll be on deck from 6-9pm saturday painting at the venue. i'll do a freestyle piece, so i don't know what i'm gonna paint, but i'm taking suggestions all the way up to the time of, so lemme know your ideas!

cover is 10 bucks, proceeds go to St. Anthony's Community Center. it's fun for the whole fam! get at me, and i'll have other swag in my napsack for those that wanna cop somethin'... i'll bring paintings, prints and postcards, PLUS the work i create for the show will be auctioned off, so you can get it cheap, i'm sure!

Holla Day Shopping...

greetings, Fam!
i have added a "Holla Day Cheer" Section to the Ziontific store, which features my christmas image "Ya Better Watch Out" and other designs for festive shoppers. i also added a Men's Wear section for those of you who are shopping for "that Dude" in your life, but wanna make it quick! these sections are STILL being updated, so suggestions are welcome...
peace, love, etc.


"True and Living"

these and more styles for men and women are available in the store at

so, i'm in the process of getting my stores ready for the Holiday rush when yesterday, i changed my profile picture to the sketch "True and Living", and suddenly got a ton of friend requests, as well as a few messages and comments, including demands to make this available on tee-shirts.

so here they are!

feel free to look around the stores when you get there... and as always, if you take a picture with one of my products, i'll post the pics here!

happy shopping!


Buffalo Soul (Update)...

Buffalo Soul by samax. hand drawn, colored/finished with Illustrator
research sketch, ballpoint pen, sharpie
what's up fam!
here's an illustrator joint i finished recently called "Buffalo Soul", commisioned by one of my clients.
"Buffalo Soul" is about the Buffalo Soldiers, the black division in the U.S. military before it was integrated. the term "buffalo soldier" was coined by native americans to describe these rawkus brown dudes they kept seeing on the battlefields...
original drawing for final design, pencil
in doing my research for this, i got into the subject! originally applied to the members of the U.S. 10th Cavalry Regiment of the United States Army, the term Buffalo Soldier eventually encompassed the U.S. 9th Cavalry Regiment, U.S. 10th Cavalry Regiment, 24th Infantry Regiment and the 25th Infantry Regiment

you can learn more about the buffalo Soldiers at

as always let me know what y'all think!

research drawing. pencil, sharpie

Operation: LOCKDOWN is a complete success

for those who didn't know, i got married on October 20th, 2007... big thanks to all who attended or sent us cards and gifts. we dated in college, and sometimes it seemed like all of creation was holding its breath waiting for this to happen... so exhale, creation! this is compelling evidence (if only to me) that miracles really do happen!

anyways, i did this piece for the wedding. there will be pictures coming soon, so check this entry for updates... and of course follow this link for items you can purchase if you're feelin' 'em!

peace, Love, etc.

why is "Spontaneous" Still not Ready?

yeah, i know...
i'm still pluggin' away at Spontaneous, my 64 page Artbook/Sketchbook/freestyle comic... it should be done by the end of September. i am including a 10 page ghettoManga insert, which is what i am working on now. ghettoManga is my magazine, all about (as the subtitle suggests) "comics, hipHop, news, art, and culture". based on my blog of the same name, producing a full sized gM periodical is among the things i would most like to do. when i try to explain what i want it to be, people get confused, so i thought Spontaneous would be a good place to show people what it is...
this preview issue features articles, reviews, and design, all by me. my goal with this is to get a deal to publish a full-sized gM with other people's money as soon as possible (anybody wanna advertise?)...
anyways, that's the main excu... er, reason the book isn't done yet. but i'll definitely finish it soon, so stay tuned. also, you can still preorder this 80+ page labour of love via paypal (or by sending a money order) for just $35.


Buffalo Soul ...

this is a joint i'm working on for one of my clients. i'm calling it "Buffalo Soul"... it's about the Buffalo Soldiers, the black division in the U.S. military before it was integrated. the term "buffalo soldier" was coined by native americans to describe these rawkus brown dudes they kept seeing on the battlefields...
i'll post the final joint when it's done, but this is the best progress i've made toward a final illustration.
stay tuned...

Preorder "Spontaneous'!

the Urban Arts Festival was a big success! thanks again to the fam at for makin' it blend, and props to each and every art afficianado in attendance!
Ziontific was in the house, promoting the debut issue of
which will be ready by September 22nd... and just like those lucky fools at the Festival, you can save five bucks by pre-orderin' this FULL COLOR 64 page monster for $35 (it will go up to $40 after the 22nd, or if you cop it in stores...) , just click the link below

instead of showing the cover here, i'm showing the table of contents, so you can know just what to expect... but basicly, it's 90% of the sketches/illustrations/designs from my blogs/websites and many never seen anywhere, homie!


Liontific (or, Leology)

me and the my Lady went down to celebrate my momma's birthDay yesterday with the Fam... since i'm poor (and we were already going to an expensive restaurant!), i made her a gift instead. that gift was the illustration
"Leo: Queen by Birth", shown here. after i gave it to her, i had the bright idea to make them available for purchase in my shop... THEN i had the even BRIGHTER idea to do a theme store dedicated to each birth sign on the zodiological calendar!

so anyways, there are several liontific images in the Leo section already. i will try to add at least one new section to my Zodiac store each month, for the primary birthsign of that month (next month is Virgo...), so stay tuned!
check it out and, as always, let me know what you think!


TeeShirt Sale!!!

[SALE HAS ENDED] greetings press, the host for my online shops, is doin' a Buy 3 Get 1 FREE* Special for tee Shirts!
so if you need an excuse to cop somethin'... here it is! head over to the Ziontific shop and see what you like! i even included the fine print below, at relatively normal size ('cause i'm just as suspicious as you...) below:
* Limited to one free shirt per order, free shirt must be of equal or lesser value as purchased shirts and cannot exceed a retail price of USD $30.00. Promotion cannot be combined with any other offers or bulk order discounts. Shirt sales subject to this promotion are not eligible for refunds, exchange only. Eligible free shirts are limited to Jr. Raglan, Jr. Ringer T-Shirt, Jr. Spaghetti Tank, Jr. Jersey T-Shirt, Baseball Jersey, T-Shirt, Kids Baseball Jersey, Ringer T-Shirt, Men's Sleeveless Tee, Long Sleeve T-Shirt, Fitted T-Shirt, Organic Cotton Tee, Value T-Shirt, Women's Cap Sleeve T, Women's Long Sleeve T-Shirt, Women's Tank Top, Women’s T-Shirt, Women's V-Neck T-Shirt, Women's Plus Size Scoop Neck T-Shirt, Women's Plus Size V-Neck T-Shirt, and Maternity T-Shirt, subject to availability. This promotion is available for a limited time and may be cancelled or changed at any time for any reason, without notice. Void where prohibited.
so as i was saying... if you buy somethin', take a picture and send it to me, and there's an additional free gift in it for ya from your boy!


the New "Obey" Joint...

yeah... people want "Obey" and i been draggin' my feet about it. not on purpose, but things happen. so, i guess i'll leak it out little by little.
here's the deal:
"Obey (Shadow)" merch is available now in the Ziontific store. for all those who like it, have at it!
feelin Pay-triotic?
if so, cop merch based off the new iteration of Gorgeous Destroyer i did on July 4th.
that's right soldier! "Gorgeous Destroyer: America" is available in the Ziontific store. as normal, you can cop tee shirts, coffee mugs, posters, and other assorted swag... we both know that disposable income of yours is burnin' a hole in your pocket! so pass on the mass-market mall stuff (just this once) and cop something that will get your people talkin'!


for sale at

One of my clients has launched a website selling products with my (and other artists') images called ArtLimited he is a great client, and he pays a small royalty for each item sold with my images (in addition to the initial fee he paid to purchase the art...), so i'm happy to recommend that you purchase any items you find on his site! click the image and go to his site to cop merch with my art!

new format...

well, i made a gang o' changes to, including changes to this very blog!
just trying to make it more user friendly, with FAQ and Contact links...
i'll be makin' it even easier to buy stuff and find posts in the coming weeks and months, so please get at me with any suggestions to make your experience at Ziontific more enjoyable!
peace, love, etc.

Fusion Art Show

thanks again to the fine folks at ArtLoveMagic (God KNOWS my life could use more of all three...) for inviting me out to participate in another show at the Southside on Lamar in downtown Dallas.
come out.
bring the kids.
and by all means, bring money! i'll be sellin' paintings, prints, comics, cards, and more... and there'll be some other people there too...

signed "Miraculous" prints.

"Miraculous" by samax.
now that i have a little break from conventioneering, i'm making available these signed prints of "Miraculous"...

Miraculous is a drawing that illustrates my view of Love and Spirituality . it speaks of, and to, the longing for a relationship that is "right" in every sense of the word... like many of my "sweetheart" drawings, it's a wish, a prayer... a drawing done with one set of fingers holding the pencil, and the other set crossed behind my back (figuratively speaking, of course!). i'm one of those folks that STILL believes in God, Love, and Angels, and that they usually work in unison... and sometimes, in pieces like this one, it shows in my work.

the prints are standard 8 1/2 x 11 (so they're easy to frame), and hand-signed by the artist (that's me!) you can cop one for just $25, with free shipping!

peace, Love, etc.
p.s. you can buy other print items with this image in the Store...

wallpapers, Fam!

okay, so i sell stuff on here... but just to show i'm not a total car salesman, go here for some FREE Downloadable Wallpapers. just click on the image you want, and right click and "save as wallpaper", or just "save target as" to a file for later!
see? FREE!
now, if you're interested in, say, an 11x17 PRINT of one of these images... just lemme know and we can arrange a little somethin'...

REACH was great!

just a quick thanks to everyone who attended the REACH artshow in dallas this past weekend! you all made me feel like a real superstar! if you saw something at the show you wanted to buy, but couldn't get it then, lemme know and i'll hook you up!

i made good money at the show, and met tons of cool people! if i can get my hands on some good photos, i'll post them here.
p.s. make sure you bounce over to and thank them for having me!

ask, and you shall receive!

one of my friends complained that there was no tank top for "the Wall"...


so now there is!
click the image.
buy it.
rock it.


Valentine's Day Sale!

it's that time of year again, and this year i'm just another victim! yep, Valentine's Day looms once more... like a giant red, pink, and chocolate juggernaut. i am normally immune to the combination of sappy sentimentality and crass commercialism, but dang it if i didn't get stung this year! so cop some lovey dovey stuff with images by yours truly, so i can buy something semi-precious for my favorite girl, woudja!
so, let's get in the spirit! Need Ideas? GO HERE!
everybody who orders something by the 14th will get a FREE gift from me!!! that's what's up!
'preciate cha!

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