Debbie Downer by Samax Amen
I'm usually not into Black Friday sales pitchery, but Student Loan's due tomorrow, so how's this for crazy:

5 things this Creative Director did to make it EASY to do a GREAT Job (YOU should copy them)

A very good friend of mine was in talks with an advertising and branding agency called Wishart to do a poster for Canadian sexual assault and rape crisis center Hope 24/7, but had a family issue that took him away from his work, so he recommended me to fill in for him.

John VanDuzer, President and Creative Director at Wishart, loved my stuff and engaged me to do this poster, which measures 17" x 22". It was a really good experience. Here are some steps John took (and YOU should copy!) to make it easy to give him and his client what they wanted.

2-for-1 Cartoon Portraits! THIS WEEK ONLY!!!

My car AND my wife's car need repairs at the same time, so you know what that means:

In honor of #WorldBreastfeedingWeek 2015, get your signed "Warrior Queen Mother" print!

Warrior Queen Mother (blank version)
When I learned that August 1-7 was World Breastfeeding Week via my friend Hallie's Facebook update, I immediately thought I should roll Warrior Queen Mother back out to honor all the moms around the world getting it done for their children.Then it occurred to me that some people might want signed prints...


I guess OnPoint InkPhotography​ thought it was okay to steal my drawing of Cupid from Love's Gonna Getcha and use it in a promo for a rapper named Lindo Yes (maybe it's the same person? I don't know).  I submitted a copyright infringement report on Soundcloud, where Lindo was using my drawing as artwork for a song called "Love is a Battlefield."

"Who is Lord Zero?" by @SamaxAmen

Kurt Christenson of Kings County Comics commissioned a drawing of masked arch villain Lord Zero to go with the drawing of his character Thrust that I drew last month.

30 Minute (or so) Drawing- "THRUST" by @SamaxAmen

Kurt Christenson of Kings County Comics recently commissioned me to draw his character Thrust. Okay, so I drew this today while binge watching the 6th season of Adventure Time, so I'm not sure exactly how much drawing time I put into it... but it was something like 45-50 minutes.

New fan art- @EricMengel's OCHO by @SamaxAmen

I'm rarely able to make time to draw fan art for its own sake these days, but when I do, I usually prefer to draw something by an indie creator. This is my drawing of Eric Mengel's creation, Ocho.

Oh yeah! I won a GLYPH Award as part of the team on @133art's ONE NATION: SAFEHOUSE!

So I was delivering a pizza the other day (no, I'm not doing art full-time anymore. I hope you still love me anyways) when I got a text from my man Jamar Nicholas (Detective Boogaloo, FSKG, LEON), who was in attendance at the 2015 Glyph Awards, Where it looks like I won a Glyph as part of the creative team on One Nation: Safehouse!

[SOLD!] Untitled Watercolor

 So I was all wound up last night, and after looking at some paintings on Facebook I was inspired to do some doodling on canvas. I have a bunch of these 9 x 12 joints laying around, so I wasn't under pressure to make a masterpiece or anything...

Sweetheart Portraits by @SamaxAmen

J x J (Jamila and Joe) by Samax Amen
As I expected, I got a flood of Valentine's Day commissions at the last minute, So I had my head down a lot getting them done. I don't think I have the skills to show just how cute a couple Jamila and Joe Mendez make, so you are just gonna hafta take my word for it. They're adorable. I tried to get it across in this piece... So here's some more I did below...

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