I was born in Chagrin Falls, Ohio, but lived most of my life in suburban Pennsylvania. I relocated to Baltimore, Maryland to attend the Maryland Institute College of Art, where I subsequently taught in the Illustration department from 2011 to 2013. I currently live and work in Brooklyn with my fiancé, Kali Ciesemier.

My work has been recognized by Spectrum, American Illustration, and The Society of Illustrators. I won a Silver Medal from the Society of Illustrators in the Institutional category of the Illustration Annual 54, and both Gold and Silver Awards from Spectrum Fantastic Art.

Partial Client List


Simon & Schuster

The New Yorker

The New York Times

The Wall Street Journal

Cartoon Network

Disney Television Animation

Nickelodeon Animation



The American Bar Association


Abrams Books




Cartoon Saloon

Tor Books

All images copyright Sam Bosma, 2016