From the mind of Sam Kieth comes a behind-the-scenes peek at 48 pages of unseen art, collected from his moldy collection of sketchbooks dating back 25 years, featuring pen, pencil, brush, feathers, straws, twigs, watercolor, acrylic, glue, sand, mud, grease, dirt, garbage, and any other debris handy. Enjoy everything- tons of unpublished sketches, pin-ups, thumbnails, and visual tangents.
Sam Kiethais a comic book writer and illustrator, best known as the creator ofaThe MaxxaandaZero Girl. aKieth first came to prominence in 1984 as the inker of Matt Wagner'saMage, and a year later as the inker ofaFish Police. In 1989, he penciled the first five issues (the "Preludes & Nocturnes" story arc) of writer Neil Gaiman's celebrated seriesaThe Sandmanaand collaborated with Alan Grant on a Penguin story inaSecret Origins Speciala#1. In 1993 Kieth created the original seriesaThe Maxxafor fledgling publisher Image Comics.aThe Maxxaran 35 issues, all of which were plotted and illustrated by Kieth. William Messner-Loebs scripted #1-15 and Alan Moore wrote #21. In 1995,aThe Maxxawas adapted as part of MTV's short-lived animation seriesaMTV's Oddities. After taking a break from comics to pursue other interests, Kieth created the seriesaZero Girlafor DC Comics' Wildstorm imprint in 2001. He followed that with the dramaaFour Womenalater that year andaZero Girl- Full Circlein 2003. In 2010, Kieth wrote and illustrated the original hardcover graphic novelaArkham Asylum- Madness, which spent two weeks onaThe New York TimesaBest Seller list, reaching number five in the category of "Hardcover Graphic Books.