Mister Sam Shearon, also known as ‘Mister-Sam,’ is a British, Liverpool born dark-artist specializing in horror and science-fiction. Sam’s work often includes elements inspired by vintage tales of monsters and madmen, dark futures, post-apocalyptic genres, and classic literature. His artwork can be found on a variety of books and comic covers, including illustrations for the Angel series, 30 Days of Night, The X-Files, KISS, Mars Attacks, Judge Dredd, Aleister Arcane, Richard Matheson: Master of Horror and the fully illustrated H.P. Lovecraft’s The Call of Cthulhu, Oscar Wilde’s The Picture of Dorian Gray, and Clive Barker’s Hellraiser and the Books of Blood series. Sam has also created cover artworks concerning cryptozoology and the unexplained, with clients including David Weatherly, Lyle Blackburn, Small Town Monsters, Chase Kloetzke, Whitley Strieber, and the podcast Into The Fray for which he also co-hosts.
Various examples of Sam’s art work can also be found in magazines such as Fortean Times and Paranormal magazine, Heavy Metal magazine, LA Weekly, and a number of British newspapers, most notably the Daily Telegraph. He has also illustrated album artwork and merchandise designs in the rock and metal music industry, with previous clients including Rammstein, Rob Zombie, Biohazard, Fear Factory, Jason Charles Miller, Powerman 5000, American Head Charge, HIM, and Iron Maiden.
Sam studied at the University of Leeds in the College of Art & Design, West Yorkshire, England and received a BA with honors in Visual Communication. Sam was also awarded a post graduate certification in teaching from Huddersfield University. Sam is known for his work in the field of cryptozoology, most notably for compiling artist impressions from eyewitness accounts.