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Sam Kieth (born 1963) is an American comics writer and illustrator and film director, best known as the co-creator of The Sandman and the creator of The Maxx and Zero Girl.
He first came to prominence in 1983 as the inker of Matt Wagner's Mage, his delicate brushwork adding fluidity and texture to the broad strokes of Wagner's rather stiff early work. In 1989 he drew the first five issues of writer Neil Gaiman's celebrated series The Sandman, but felt his exaggerated style was unsuited to the book and left, handing over to his former inker Mike Dringenberg.
He acted as illustrator on two volumes of writer William Messner-Loebs's Epicurus the Sage and drew an Aliens miniseries for Dark Horse Comics, among other things, before creating The Maxx in 1993 for Image Comics, with, initially, writing help from Messner-Loebs. It ran for 35 issues and was adapted, with Kieth's assistance, into an animated series for MTV. Since then, as a writer-artist, he has gone on to create Friends of the Maxx, Zero Girl, Four Women and Ojo.
Ojo will comprise the first and My Inner Bimbo the second, in a cycle of original comic book limited series published by Oni Comics. Loosely connected, the cycle will concern the intertwined lives of people with each other and sometimes with a supernatural entity known as the Mysterious Trout. Kieth has stated that other characters from The Maxx series will appear in this cycle of stories. "My Inner Bimbo" was quietly cancelled after one issue; whether Sam Kieth's exclusive contract with DC had something to do with it, or whether it's his own issues with deadlines, no one knows.
Keith provided the cover art for pogo-punk band Groovie Ghoulies 1997 single "Running with Bigfoot".
In 2000, he directed a teen-oriented direct to DVD production, Take it to the Limit, about mountain climbing.
In Britain, he has contributed to 2000 AD's Judge Dredd and several covers for the Nemesis the Warlock reprint title.
Date of Birth: January 11th, 1963
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'68: Scars (2012)
30 Days of Night (2011)
30 Days of Night: Night, Again (2011)
Adolescent Radioactive Black Belt Hamsters (1986)
#6 Adolescent Radioactive Black Belt Hamsters In 3-D (1986)
The Adventures of the Thing (1992)
- 'Toe-Jam Monsters From Atlantis'#8
- 'Secret Separation'
#1 Aliens: Inhuman Condition (2013)
- 'Remembrance of Things Past!'
HC Amazing Comics Premieres (1987)
- 'Aliens: Inhuman Condition'
#4 Amazing Heroes (1981)
Arkham Asylum: Madness (2010)
- 'The Great American Murder Bar'
OGN HC B-Sides (2002)
- 'Arkham Asylum: Madness'OGN SC
- 'Arkham Asylum: Madness'
#1 Batman (1940)
- 'Points Of Interest'#2
- 'The Return of Doc Ock'#3
- 'Helen's Helpful Hints Chapter 23: How to Remove a Tattoo'
Annual 16 Batman (1990)
Batman Confidential (2007)
- 'The Darkness Within: By Darkness Possessed'
#40 Batman: Secrets (2006)
Batman: Through The Looking Glass (2011)
- 'Ghosts, Part 1'#41
- 'Ghosts, Part 2'#42
- 'Ghosts, Part 3'#43
- 'Ghosts The Conclusion'
OGN HC Batman/Lobo: Deadly Serious (2007)
Blood of Dracula (1987)
Cadillacs and Dinosaurs (1994)
Comic Talk (1993)
Cory Doctorow's Futuristic Tales of the Here and Now (2007)
Dark Horse Presents (2011)
Darker Image (1993)
David Anthony Kraft's Comics Interview (1983)
DC Premium (2001)
- 'Batman: Through The Looking Glass'OGN SC
- 'Batman: Through The Looking Glass'
HC vol. 82 Detective Comics (1937)
- 'Batman: Hinter den Spiegeln'#82
- 'Batman - Hinter den Spiegeln'
#1 Epicurus The Sage (1989)
Epicurus the Sage (2003)
Four Women (2001)
Freddy Krueger's A Nightmare on Elm Street (1989)
- 'Welcome To Diebold - The Search For Ed's Body'
#2 Friends of Maxx (1996)
Gay Comix (Gay Comics) (1980)
Ghost Rider and Cable: Servants of the Dead (1991)
The Hollows (2012)
- 'Dream Stalkers, Part Two'
HC I Before E (1991)
The Incredible Hulk (1968)
- 'The Hollows'#1
- 'Nara Imperfect'#1 (Cover RI)
- 'Nara Imperfect'#2
- 'Taking Flight'#3
#368 Inside Comics (1992)
Inside Image (1993)
Lobo: Highway to Hell (2010)
Lobo's Back (1992)
- 'Natural Selection'
#3 Madman Adventures (1992)
- 'If the Jackboot Fits...!'
TPB Mage (1984)
- 'Spare The Future Legend'
#7 Manhunter (1988)
Mars Attacks (2012)
Marvel Age (1983)
Marvel Collector's Edition (1992)
- 'Lady, Shall I Lie In Your Lap?'#11
- 'Most Foul, Strange And Unusual'#13
- 'Mark Me'#14
- '... Or Not To Be'
#1 Marvel Comics Presents (1988)
- 'Charleston Chew Candy (Flip book: Spider-Man/Wolverine)'
#74#85#86#87#88#89#90 Marvel Super-Heroes (1990)
- 'Life Underground / Fangu Lives / Sixth Scents / Beast, I'm Going to Kill You'#91
- 'Chase In The Dark / Truth or DareDevil / Seven (and a Half) Scents / Bring Me the Head of the Beast'#92
- 'In The Cathedral of the Dead / Seperate Allies / Eight Scents Worth / Closure'#93
- 'Nothing to Fear / Split Seconds / Lost Horizons / The Precious Few'#94
- 'Pursuit / Grimm's Tale / The Backbone of God / Only the Strong Shall Live'#95
- 'Shadows / Heroes / Tribal Instinct / When Darkness Summons'#96
- 'The Bride / Class Clown / Danger in the Hills / Salvation'#97
- 'Death's Servant / Where Everybody Knows Your Alias... / Blind Fury / Collision Course'#98
- 'Wolverine; Werewolf By Night; Ghost Rider; Gladiator'#99#100#101#102#103#104#105#106#107
- 'Bad Moon Rising / Fuel for the Fire / Whatever We Do, We'll Muddle Through it Together / Behold, Nauda'#108#109#110#111#112#113#117#118#119#120#121#122
#9 Marvel Tales (1964)
Marvel: The Year-in-Review (1989)
- 'Cupid's Error/Turnabout/The Applicant'
#5 The Maxx (1993)
The Maxx (1995)
The Maxx: Maxximized (2013)
My Inner Bimbo (2006)
Nemesis the Warlock (1990)
Parody Press! Parade (1992)
Peter Parker: Spider-Man (1999)
- 'Year-In-Review '93'
#56 Peter Parker: Spider-Man [GER] (2001)
Robotech The New Generation (1985)
Sam Kieth: Samplings and Dabblings, A Cartoon Art Museum Exhibition (2013)
Sam Kieth: The Sketchbooks (2010)
Sam Stories: Legs (1999)
Spineless-Man $2099 (1992)
Spittin' Image (1992)
Strike Force America (1992)
Target: Airboy (1988)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2011)
Topps Comics Preview (1994)
Toxic Crusaders (1992)
- 'Reborn, Part 1'#57
- 'Reborn, Part 2'
#1 Union (1993)
- 'The Making of Toxie'#2
- 'The Big Broadcast of 1992'#3
- 'Night of the Living Dessert'#8
TPB Venom (2005)
- 'Ultimate Collection'TPB vol. 01
- 'Shiver: Part 1'#2
- 'Shiver: Part 2'#3
- 'Shiver, Part 3'#4
- 'Shiver: Part 4'#5
- 'Shiver: Part 5'#7
- 'Run. Part 2'#8
- 'Run. Part 3'#9
- 'Run. Part 4'
#1 Venom: Evolution of an Icon (2006)
The Verdict (1987)
- 'Dreszcz, część 1'#2
- 'Dreszcz, część 2'#3
- 'Dreszcz, część 3'#4
- 'Dreszcz, część 4'#5
- 'Dreszcz, część 5'
#4 Wandering Stars (1987)
Wizard Mini-Comic (1995)
Wolverine: Blood Hungry (1993)
Wolverine: Save the Tiger (1992)
- 'Summers Past Pt. 4 - Conclusion'
TPB The Worlds of Sam Kieth (2013)
The X-Files/30 Days of Night (2010)
ZEN Intergalactic Ninja Earth Day Annual (1993)
Zero Girl (2001)
Zero Girl: Full Circle (2003)
- 'Wolverine Legends vol. 1: Wolverine/Hulk'#1#2#3
- 'Po's Story'#4
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