Born in Alaska, Sam grew up in Deep River Ontario, Canada. After attending the Alberta College of Art and Design in Calgary, he moved to New York to pursue illustration and attend graduate school at The School of Visual Arts. In addition to drawing, Sam works part time as assistant art director of the OpEd page at the New York Times, with senior art director Brian Rea. Current likes include Italian and Japanese comics, David Lynch movies, and hanging out with Jillian
lol do you want to know why I haven’t been on tumblr for the past few days? because I wanted to learn about medieval population demographics, and a little bit of googling turned into a lot of googling turned into a ridiculously overblown worldbuilding exercise in the form of a 21-page word document. on the plus side I now know not only about medieval population demographics, but also about the feudal system, the medieval farm year, old British currency, titles and nobility, the bushels-to-acre yields and the price per bushel of various crops, and the relative profitability of various farm animals. I also read a cool article about clever ways to commit fraud against your manorial landlord.
and at some point I moved away from the whole Britainesque faux-medieval kingdom thing and based mine on a map of the maritime provinces, because why not?? not really going for historical accuracy, just trying to make it work demographically and economically in its own self-contained world.
yeah so I can’t even really explain to myself why I have become so engrossed in this. probably it could be summed up by the fact that I’m a dork?
I’m on a medication that I have to take an hour before eating or two hours after and it is a pain in the ass. I can’t have breakfast for another half hour and I’m so hungry :(
laptop is under 10% battery, power light turns red
puts thumb over light and continues browsing like nothing is wrong
there’s a really annoying ice cream truck that cruises around my neighbourhood and it usually plays christmas songs but today it was playing swan lake. that’s… better, I guess?
well I sent a message to the old roommate about the party so that’s 1 out of 2 conversations initiated. now do I go to bed or do I wait for a response……