Exhibiting at comic conventions I’ve made friends who I only get to see at a convention, and who I keep in touch with via email for the rest of the year. I made one such pal last year when I (and Rhode) shared a booth with SAM HITI, a mighty talented fellow from Minnesota, and the creator of last years Indy comics sensation TIEMPOS FINALES. I hung out with Sam in San Diego again this year when our booths were side by side. Sam sent me some very tasty preview pages of his next book which is called DEATH DAY, but unfortunately (though understandably) he doesn’t want those pages shown around while he is still figuring stuff out. HOWEVER I’m happy to say that I can share with you this super Sephilina drawing that Sam recently sent me after a rough patch, in an effort to cheer me up and it did. Thanks very much, Sam.
For those of you that may not have seen his work before I highly recommend that you seek out his books. Nobody else in comics can build atmosphere with their panels quite like Sam… It’s like READING a spaghetti western.
In Sam’s online store there is actually a DEATH DAY PRINT for sale that will give you an idea of what that next book will eventually feel like. Plus, you can buy, direct from the artist, copies of Tiempos Finales and this years book EL LARGO TREN OBSCURO. He also has some beautifully drawn and lavishly printed Mini comics there too, so please check him out.
You can see even more pinups of the same character drawn by other artists here.