My friend Sam Shearon has been an instrumental element and a huge supporter in my getting Into the Fray up and running. Not only is his artwork featured here, but he will be part of the broadcasts in various ways. This is a chance for you to see his artwork and talent. Or, even get something done by him for yourself.
Check this Sketch Theater out featuring our very own, Mister-Sam!
Sam Shearon / Mister-Sam returns to the Hollywood Gnomon school to create another monster for the ‘Sketch Theatre’.
Music: “Science Killer” by The Black Angels
Sam is a British Graphic Artist specialising in Science Fiction & Horror, Vintage Futures, Monsters, Cryptozoology, Zombies and Bio-Mechanics…
Shearon’s main influences stem from ancient cultures, the occult, industrial/art/revolution-eras, the supernatural, the paranormal, cryptozoology and the unexplained. Shearon has created covers for comic books and graphic novels including Clive Barker’s HELLRAISER, Judge Dredd, The X-Files, Mars Attacks, 30 Days of Night, Angel, KISS, and Clive Barker’s Books of Blood and album sleeve artwork and merchandise designs for some of the biggest names in rock music, such as Godhead, Ministry, Rob Zombie, Iron Maiden, A Pale Horse Named Death, Powerman 5000, Biohazard, American Head Charge, Rammstein, Jason Charles Miller, Fear Factory and Kill Devil Hill.
Shearon studied at the University of Leeds in the College of Art & Design, West Yorkshire, England. He was awarded a Bachelor of Arts Degree with Honours in 2000 for Visual Communication. Shortly after, he went on to become a qualified Art teacher gaining a Post Graduate Certificate in Education from Huddersfield University. His first solo exhibition entitled “A Walk on the Darkside” in 2003, featured forty five pieces of his original artwork including 6-foot-tall (1.8 m) demonic statues, biomechanical monsters and giant canvases depicting images of horror and the macabre. The exhibition was featured in various national newspapers including The Daily Telegraph as well as BBC Radio One and live interviews on BBC Radio Leeds North. The show attracted protests and boycotts over its inclusion of animal bones, and the mutilation and disembowelment of children’s toys, but the show was extended to six weeks due to popular demand.
His work has been described by the British press as “bizarre”, “grotesque” “gruesome”, and “groundbreaking”. Shearon is known for his work in the field of cryptozoology, most notably for compiling artists impressions, of the Beast of Lytham from eyewitness accounts. Shearon’s cryptozoological art was on display at the 2005 Weird Weekend, an annual conference at the Centre for Fortean Zoology. His work can be found in publications of the Fortean Times, Paranormal Magazine as well as the cover artwork for IDW Comics for the Angel series, 30 Days of Night, The X-Files, Alan Roberts Wire Hangers, H.P.Lovecraft’s The Call of Cthulhu, KISS, Mars Attacks, Judge Dredd, Hellraiser and Clive Barker’s Books of Bloodand also horror magazine Fangoria’s Trinity of Terrors. Shearon provided cover art for the official collectors programme to a Halloween weekend event featuring the rock/metal band Slipknot depicting a portrayal of their lead singer Corey Taylor.
Shearon has created artwork for a variety of rock and metal music related clients including Jason Charles Miller, Godhead: At the Edge of the World, Mina Caputo, Ryan Oldcastle, HIM, Shane Gibson’s stOrk featuring Thomas Lang, A Pale Horse Named Death – (featuring members of both Type O Negative and Life of Agony), Iron Maiden, Fear Factory, Rammstein, Biohazard, Black Water Rising, Ministry, Kill Devil Hill, Powerman 5000, American Head Charge and Rob Zombie. Shearon’s artwork can also be found in the form of graphics on the bodies of guitars, carry cases, drum skins and merchandise. Clients include Pro Tone Pedals, Coffin Case, ESP Guitars, Dean Guitars and Schecter Guitar Research.
Some of Sam’s interests include-Natural History, Cryptozoological Expeditions, The Occult, The Paranormal, Sci-Fi, Horror and various types of music. I am very lucky to have him as part of my team. Don’t hesitate to reach out to him for all your dark art needs.