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"stunningly rendered by Alison Sampson, whose art bears favorable comparison with such European masters of the comics form as Alberto Breccia, Alex Nino and Sergio Toppi."

contact email: alissamp@googlemail.com
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3 weeks ago
On 04 Jul '14

Here’s tomorrow’s cover for the UK’s Guardian, with my illustration for Zadie Smith’s write up of JG Ballard’s Crash. It’s cool how abstract it has come out- fighting a lot of text, it needed that. I was delighted to be asked to do this- Ballard is very much up my street design and story-wise. If anyone out there wants to adapt some of his work to comics (or publish an adaptation), I am here.

# alison sampson  # jgballard  # theguardian  # cover  # art  # crash  # zadiesmith  # abstract  
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2 months ago
On 22 May '14

There is some of my original art up for sale here, with pages from Genesis and Shadows and of course, lots of horses. Well, some horses.

Enjoy, and maybe consider buying some art. There is a ‘buy my art’ button on my site for finding the page again, too.

The above pages are from the 2014 Eisner-nominated Outlaw Territory 3 anthology.

Edit at 07.17.14: Outlaw Territory 3 has just been nominated for a Harvey Award. Thanks to Michael Woods for putting the whole three volumes of it together- a labour of love.

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2 months ago
On 11 May '14
2nd teaser for an upcoming project with steve niles - winnebago graveyard
*edited to add a link to dee cunniffe’s fantastic motion version here.

2nd teaser for an upcoming project with steve niles - winnebago graveyard

*edited to add a link to dee cunniffe’s fantastic motion version here.

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2 months ago
On 11 May '14
teaser for an upcoming project with steve niles - winnebago graveyard
i am so excited about this.

teaser for an upcoming project with steve niles - winnebago graveyard

i am so excited about this.

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Posted
2 months ago
On 11 May '14
Comics Alliance featured my work in their Hire This Woman column.
Thanks Janelle!

Comics Alliance featured my work in their Hire This Woman column.

Thanks Janelle!

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Posted
2 months ago
On 11 May '14

Colors by Ms Marvel colorist, and might have been colorist for Genesis, Ian Herring. +++

Line art for Shadows, a story written by Matthew Dow Smith for the In The Dark anthology, published last week by IDW, and edited by Rachel Deering.

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Posted
2 months ago
On 11 May '14

Line art for Shadows, a story written by Matthew Dow Smith for the In The Dark anthology, published last week by IDW, and edited by Rachel Deering.

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Posted
2 months ago
On 11 May '14
Here’s the previously unreleased art I handed in for the Gatefold cover.
Genesis just missed the top ten bestselling graphic novels for April.
(this is amazing news).
Here is an update post from over on our Genesis blog, with more art, reviews and process material.
It may well be the most visually unorthodox Image book I’ve read. - Bleeding Cool
Thank you to everyone who has supported our book. I’m hoping that it can stay available, given it is -now- a freestanding graphic novel (Thank you, Image Comics).
There has been some interest in the original art for the project. I can confirm that art will be for sale through Splashpage Art (dealer of Mike Mignola and many more) and I’ll put up a link when that’s more set up.
I’m also going to be at Thought Bubble in Leeds this autumn and I’ll have original art with me then (assuming I have some left).
As ever, Genesis can also be bought digitally, DRM free, here.

Here’s the previously unreleased art I handed in for the Gatefold cover.

Genesis just missed the top ten bestselling graphic novels for April.

(this is amazing news).

Here is an update post from over on our Genesis blog, with more art, reviews and process material.

It may well be the most visually unorthodox Image book I’ve read. - Bleeding Cool

Thank you to everyone who has supported our book. I’m hoping that it can stay available, given it is -now- a freestanding graphic novel (Thank you, Image Comics).

There has been some interest in the original art for the project. I can confirm that art will be for sale through Splashpage Art (dealer of Mike Mignola and many more) and I’ll put up a link when that’s more set up.

I’m also going to be at Thought Bubble in Leeds this autumn and I’ll have original art with me then (assuming I have some left).

As ever, Genesis can also be bought digitally, DRM free, here.

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Posted
3 months ago
On 28 Apr '14

A pin-up for Rob Williams and D’Israeli’s creator owned comic, Ordinary, plus the black and white art. Coloured by Ruth Redmond and published by Titan Comics in the UK and US, summer 2014.

See also the FP International blog, where this was originally posted online, with some more of my work.

# ordinary  # titan comics  # rob williams  # d'israeli  # pinup  # inking  # new york  
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Posted
3 months ago
On 28 Apr '14

From Genesis: black and white art by me, my art and Jason’s color script, at Alternate Reality Comics in Las Vegas.

Our comic will be on sale in bookshops as of Wednesday this week.

Some reviews we have had:

One of the highest compliments you can pay a comic is that it achieves broad appeal. Really, this will appeal to any reader…it is the perfect introduction to graphic novels for lovers of surreal and magical literature, and a treat for longtime comics readers as well. - Comics Grinder

It’s a dense and layered one shot that challenges you to ask questions, while treating your eyes to a feast of wild and imaginative design - Bloody Disgusting

I am going in for my second re-read and you need to pick this book up and get lost in the wonderful fairy tale nature it exudes. 4.25/5.- God Hates Geeks

Both premise and promise of Genesis is huge, and it’s something that Edmonson and Sampson are instrumental in delivering.- the FPInternational Blog (in a very rare review of an Image book, and an interview on making Genesis).

"Genesis" is highly experimental, both in art and in tone, sprawling over 64 pages in an intensely beautiful jumble. - CBR
 (comes with an interview with both of us)

Edmondson takes his writing to a new level with this one-shot… this year’s most thought provoking comic. - Kabooooom

..fantastic art by Alison Sampson - Alternate Reality Comics

I would say that if you are a person that reads books from Top Shelf or Fantagraphics then you are on the lookout for this type of book. If you are a more mainstream reader but are open to different experiences then you might want to give the book a try. - Pop Culture Maven

Sampson does good work on the visuals, creating sweeping dreamscapes that tie in nicely to the disjointed narrative. - Newsarama

a fantastical, gorgeous, trippy and sad tale, well worth a read - Panel Patter

This comic is fabulous. - James Romberger

pays homage to everyone from Lewis Carroll to Terry Gilliam to David Lynch - Multiversity

Wow was Genesis lovely! Beautiful job! - Corinna Bechko

I’m honest in my reviews, and the last thing you want to do is tear apart something someone has worked so hard on… I had nothing to worry about with Genesis…(an) Excellent read - Silver Snail

This is the best thing has written - PopCultureHound

It makes you realize that architects, who spend a lot of time designing how human beings should move through a physical space, can also be really good at directing readers through the visual layout of a comic book… a stunning piece of comics work - Mental Floss

Up for is ' Genesis a beautiful trippy tale of absolute creation.- Comixology

Hire this woman - Comics Alliance

Our Picks of the Week! :)

I found myself spending a lot of extra time on each page to appreciate the art. I would go as far as to say it carries the story as much, if not more, than the words do. Sampson’s work is consistently unique and will ensure you pay close attention. - Geekality

Great art can transport you from this world into something completely different and I found myself getting lost in the world that Alison Sampson was able to create.- Coming Up Comics

I cannot stress enough how excited I am to see elements of design find their way into more and more comics. Whether it’s across the oeuvre of Hickman, in the pages of Hawkeye, or here in Genesis, having an artist with a background in design can lead to pages that pop in a way that few comics really do these days.- Loser City

Genesis has some “pretty huge ideas” but it’s 's art that really sells it. - Loser City

a tour-de-force debut.., Comic of the Week - Broken Frontier

Excellent presentation! - Alpha Comics

The shining star here is illustrator Alison Sampson who does a Travel Foreman on Animal Manesque style to the narrative bringing to life it’s story with vivid and hauntingly detailed naturalistic imagery that bleeds into mysticism as the parameters of the real and surreal fade into one another. Sampson needs to be put on an ongoing series yesterday. - Nothing But Comics

…uma trama interessante e desenhos fabulosos. - Image BR

Finally read Genesis, illustrated by . Stunning looking, smart and ambiguous, reminiscent of high Vertigo. - Mark Clapham

a modern fantasy adventure — tripping the mind fantastic. Alison’s artwork is dreamlike and surreal. There is a subtle elegance to her linework that compliments the deep, thoughtful, engaging script. Wordie’s soft palette of colors helps bring the images to life and serve as a great compliment to Sampson’s style. - Comics Bulletin

…will have fans of Neil Gaimans’ Sandman series clamoring for a copy. - Drunk on Comics

I love(d) your work on Genesis - Michael Walsh

Best of the week… A grand idea in a succinct package, an ever moving book of questions and answers and personal belief. - Comics! the Blog

The artwork spoke to me. I wish that happened more often. It called to me like the work of Paul Pope or Nicolas Nemiri. I had to get it. - The Frog Queen

Oh, but this is beautiful: a short story made epic by the art!… There is no off-switch… I couldn’t look away because I loved what I looked at… it feels thoroughly fresh and looks thrilling.Page 45

Gorgeous! - Phil Hester

Agreed— picked it up as well. - JH Williams III

Genesis from by and Looks amazing. - OK Comics

Whats is everyone after today? We call by as our pick this week! - Elysium Comics

Read it. Loved it. Talking about it on this week. - Aaron Meyers

Throughout Genesis it’s worth reminding yourself that this is her [Sampson’s] first full length comic work, the first time she’s ventured beyond a couple of pages of sequential art. That fact in and of itself is breath-taking… The need on the artist’s part to match the reach of the idea of God at play on Earth means there’s few pages where Sampson’s vision isn’t essential to the comic and she pretty much excels throughout. - Richard Bruton

Beautifully strange. - Chris Wildgoose

New in the online shop is the beautiful GENESIS- Gnash Comics

This looks amazing - Rory Olcayto

Love Alison Sampson art! - David Rubin

GENESIS, drawn by … is a ridiculously beautiful book. (Plus a pinup by )- Christopher Sebela

Genesis was amazing. The most thought provoking comic I have read since Change. Your artwork inspires me to make more comics.- Justin McElroy

Guys! + have teamed up for GENESIS! Don’t be an idiot, go pick this up! … So happy to see something has been planning to do for so long is finally something tangible. You HAVE to understand it’s BIG! - Jordie Bellaire

Brilliant debut comic from Alison Sampson..(link) - Alex Hern

Genesis…is gorgeous and smart… proof that some of the best storytelling exists in comic books.- All-Comic

Today you guys should def pick up Genesis (1-shot) from Image, arted by  - gorgeous stuff. - Matt Miner

Looks awesome, Alison! Can’t wait to get to the shop and find it in my bag ^_^ - Emma Vieceli

Suggest everyone buys Genesis today by Nathan Edmonsen from

Comics worth reading this week: Genesis by Stray Bullets 2 by Minimum Wage by That’s it, really. - Filthy Orphan

There’s a lot of Comics out,but Genesis by & Jason Wordie is beautiful.Give it a look. - The Big Bang, Dublin

It is very nice to see Image changing again the way comics are made. - Word of the Nerd

…a bunch that intrigues as an industry-watcher. The Nathan Edmondson/Alison Sampson book Genesis is probably the most talked-about of this group in the on-line circles I visit. It’s joined by a pair of comics revived from the 1990s — Minimum Wage and Stray Bullets as leading attractions from Image this week. - The Comics Reporter

Seriously, buy this book. - Jamie S. Rich

The art was well done and reminded me of Travel Foreman and his work on Animal Man. There were lots of out there concepts to draw and Alison Sampson handled it perfectly. The coloring played a huge part in the feel of the story and I suspect that’s why Jason Wordie got cover credits, though that’s not a new thing with Image Comics and is completely deserved here as well. - Love Your Comics

Looks amazing! - Neil Cameron

Hoorah! Can’t wait to pick up my copy! - Sally Jane Thompson

I feel like and both have pretty spectacular futures in comics with their breakouts. - David Fairbanks

The comics work of is really damn impressive and I really dug her talking about it over here.

You should hire - Justin Jordan