Friday, August 31, 2012

Sam Agro

1) The Band, 2) The Detective, and 3) The Fall
Sam Agro is a jack of all trades - writer, teacher, performer and most of all a GREAT artist.  He has done storyboard work for hundreds of animated shows including the Star Wars cartoons "Ewoks" and "Droids", "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" and one of my favourites "The Ripping Friends".  His comic book work includes DC's "Looney Tunes", the Cartoon Network's "Bloc Party" comics, and "Revolution of the Planet of the Apes". 
Sam did this great rendition of Holmes and the Speckled Band for me at a local convention back in 2004.  I would check in with Sam at the shows to see how things were going and a few years later he did this wonderful portrait of Holmes at 221b for me.  The time and detail he put into the piece is clearly shown.  And finally, about a year ago I had mentioned to Sam that I really didn't have anything with Moriarty, so he did this stunning scene from "The Final Problem".  It is the largest of the three and I'm sorry but the scan does not do it justice.