Hello Blog…

It’s been awhile. More than a year in fact since I last did any kind of update to The Saga of Samuel…and probably a year or more to go before any other updates can happen. I took on an illustration job where I’m basically drawing the biblical gospels and it’s become a “more than I can chew” kind of experience. All of my time is going into drawing this book and nothing else.

Alas, them’s the breaks…

At the same time though, while I don’t have time to draw the comic right now, I might be able to squeeze out a blog post or two here and there. I’ve become really disenfranchised with pretty much all social media these days. It’s become nothing but a bunch of desperate narcissists braying their jack-ass opinions to anyone who’ll listen into an echo chamber of endless stupidity. I figure, why be a braying jack-ass among other braying jack-asses when I can just go off into my own corner of the internet and be as narcissistic as everyone else but on my own personal platform.

A soapbox if you will.

I’ve always had great affection for blogging. Heck, I met my wife through blogging. So it’s done me good. Yet, I stopped blogging as social media became more prominent. It seemed the thing to do. Go where the people are and compose witty little things on Facebook and Twitter and watch as your followers grow. I enjoyed it at first, a “Like” here, a “Retweet” there, but in the back of my mind social media always kind of felt like the endless murmur of meaningless chatter you get from a crowd scene in a movie. A whole lotta nothing.

It’ hasn’t been all bad though.

I’ve learned of great resources that have immensely helped both my art and life in general, but frankly I don’t care about anyone’s political opinions, I don’t care about what new thing people are offended about, and I really don’t care about fallacy of a person’s life that social media allows one to present. That’s pretty much what all social media is now and it’s all empty and meaningless in the end.

I think blogging is different though. It’s like, instead of trying to have a conversation with someone at the food court in the mall on a Saturday, you’ve invited them over to your house and into your personal space just to talk to them alone. I suppose it’s really like hanging out in a dark alley talking to yourself and hoping at least a few people think your ramblings are interesting enough to listen to, but I digress…

So, I’m thinking of doing a little blogging. I think my lack of updates have chased away most everyone that’s interested in my comic so I’m probably talking to no one…and I’m just fine with that.

You’ll have to excuse my grammar, punctuation and overall terrible sentence structure, it’s been awhile since I wrote with any regularity and this book has turned me into a monosyllabic hermit while I draw all my days away.

Anyway, here’s some images from that book I’m drawing. It’s titled “Tales of the Messiah” and Volume 1 should be out in the middle of the year I think.

4 pages added to “Old Things”

In a surprising turn of events, having not done a single page in 2016, I managed to get 4 pages down at one time here at the start of 2017. These pages were in a holding pattern for most of of last year but I cleared enough of my freelance work to focus on getting them done finally.

Hopefully I do a few more before 2017 passes on by like 2016 did.

You can read Old Things from the beginning here: http://www.sagaofsamuel.com/comics/old-things/

2016…the year I failed to do a single update

So I didn’t manage to post a single page for the comic this year. I got bogged down by freelance work and work in general. I hope to remedy my lack of updates in 2017 but I can’t make any guarantees. While I didn’t draw any comics I did do other art throughout the year. Below is the majority of what I was doing in 2016…

Free Heroes of the Bible Coloring Page


Ehud coloring page
I got an emergency request to do an Ehud coloring page. I knocked it out but don’t have a corresponding batch to attach it to just yet. So everyone gets it for free…for now.

I ask, at the very least, you share this post or the link on whatever social media you use.

Click Here for the Downloadable PDF!

I’ve been painting…


The Bat Guy


The Villains of the Bible Coloring Pages

I just finished a batch of bible villain coloring pages. They’re available over on my main site. Clicking on the image will take you on over there. Enjoy! (…or not. I’m not forcing you or anything)


Saga of Samuel: Old Things Pages 19 & 20

samuel page 20Pages 19 & 20 of Old Things are now up. Actually, page 19 went up months ago but it wasn’t special enough for an update. Sorry ’bout that page 19.

Since the last update I’ve totally changed jobs and my new job has freed me from the shackles of having to do freelance illustration. Don’t get me wrong, I appreciate every single person that has ever sought me out and willingly paid me to design/illustrate something but near the end there it started to feel like actual work and I wasn’t getting any enjoyment out of it. I’d rather dig ditches in the blazing sun (or in my case be a graphic designer in a climate controlled environment) than create art begrudgingly for monetary reasons alone. It felt like my art wasn’t my own anymore and that’s not why my 7 year old self wanted to be an artist.

So, the art I make is my own once again but my new job takes up way more time than my old job did because, alas, there’s always an obstacle. Such is life.

I’m Still Here


Hey hey, I’m still working on this comic. In case anyone was wondering…

Saga of Samuel: Old Things Page 18

samuel page 18 The newest page of Old Things is here to party like it’s 1999. Click the pic to take you there.

In other news:

1.) Two episodes in and so far I’m enjoying the new Star Wars cartoon Rebels. Between that show and the Star Wars Black 6′ figure line I’m hoping it’s ok to like Star Wars again. Like maybe Disney can right all of Lucas’s wrongs. We’ll see. I think it’s all going to depend on Star Wars VII. If they don’t properly retire the old characters and establish interesting new ones then it’s going to blow up like a third Death Star. (Which I certainly hope isn’t a plot point in any way!)

2.) I really liked the first episode of The Flash. I enjoy it when a hero wants to be a hero and that’s the way the show seems to be leaning. Mopey, tortured, grumbly Anti-heroes are the worst and they’ve had the spotlight for long enough now. Time to enjoy real heroes again!

3.) I find it odd but I’ve been getting a lot of visitors for my Holy Ghost Movie review. Maybe I should do more reviews or something?  Honestly though, since I only feel the need to write lengthy on things I don’t like (The Noah movie for instance) I probably wont do it too often. There are enough people griping about things on the internet that I try and keep it to a minimum. I don’t always succeed at that of course.

On to the next page…