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Behold! The Arrested Westeros Gift Guide!

Here are a few things I’m thinking about for upcoming gift-giving, from left to right, top to bottom

  1. A Feast of Ice and Fire - an amazing cookbook in general, but extra amazing because it's like every recipe you ever come across in the books.
  2. Frito Bandito necklace - if you want to wear one of the most obscure Arrested Development references around your neck.
  3. House Baratheon cookie cutter! She has all the houses, too!
  4. Stair Car pin - incredible. Enough said.
  5. Bluth’s Original Frozen Banana Stand Apron - for the Mr. Manager in your life.
  6. Plush Direwolves! 
  7. Lucille quote buttons! 
  8. Gorgeous art of both Arthur Dayne and Jon Snow
  9. The North Remembers mug
  10. “GOB Bless This House” cross stitch
  11. New POP! Vinyl figurines - I’m obsessed with the Ygritte and Hodor ones.
  12. “Never Nude” patch

And a bonus t-shirt round, because I love these four:

  1. Sorry Ladies, I’m in the Night’s Watch
  2. It’s a Nice Day for a [SPOILER ALERT]
  3. All-Over Map of Westeros
  4. I’m With the Band
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Some panels from my new-ass book FANTASY SPORTS 2: The Bandit of Barbel Bay. Who’s the bandit? What’s a barbel? Are there more shapely butts?The answers lie within. It’s 48 pages but the pages are big and you know there’s a million panels per page. Not enough? My wonderful wife @kalidraws colored the intro.

Some press:

A standout among youth graphic novels that earns its ample, varied appeal.

—Booklist, STARRED REVIEW

Bosma could have simply mirrored Wiz’s first, successful outing, but instead he introduces Wiz’s back story, moral complexity, and mystery and leaves the ending unresolved, making this second volume more substantial than the first. Bosma’s anime panels are polished, with movement and the right amount of intricate action-adventure frames. Fans will be breathing down Bosma’s neck for the third.
—Kirkus Reviews

Bosma’s good-hearted and beautifully drawn sequel once again mixes high fantasy and sports drama […] [Fantasy Sports 2] carries a similar message of the power of unity and friendship in the face of anger and miscommunication.
—Publishers Weekly

…exploring more substantial thematic material adds even more depth to an already rich series.
—The AV Club

Sam Bosma is a genius! Fantasy Sports is the perfect mix of everything you could ever want in a comic! I am in love!
—Rebecca Sugar, Creator Cartoon Network’s Steven Universe

[…] there is no good reason at all for you to not get this delightful book and give it to a kid who loves comics or your local library, or keep it on the shelf to re-re-read from time to time. […] oh my goodness can Sam Bosma tell a story!
—Okazu

You can buy it in stores on the 19th and buy it from Amazon RIGHT NOW. If you haven’t read the first volume, that one’s good too. 

INPRNT is having a sale this weekend, so all my prints in my store are 25% off! A nice way to ring in the new year!

In 2014 I worked on a lot of longer projects that meant I couldn’t show work as frequently as I’d like, but I’m gonna turn that around for 2015. I’m really looking forward to a new year of changes and growth. Cheers!

Hello friends!  I see that some of you kids have been writing these “follow forever” lists lately, and since I’ve discovered so many inspiring artists and met so many lovely lovely pals on this website, I thought I’d throw my hat in the ring.  

Please check out these wonderful people and/or share this if you like!  Spreading the love for 2014!  (I wish that rhymed)

ARTISTS WHO INSPIRE ME

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PALS I’VE MET ON TUMBLR (and/or instagram and/or twitter)

I really hope I’m not forgetting anyone but I probably am…

bennieandjojocatanderson26 ( inthequietinthecrowds ) • elizabethconworthylemonhelenaoftroyhotjuliachildinthecitykerriganslilybeansmommylittlemessythingslushveganlifemissanneventuresnobunnyluvsyoupoehlerizationrachelsuefernandezrachelupshawsamtazticserigraphicshmandyfacetackybangstorisandifer

I hope you all have a very festive and sparkly new year and I will be back with more drawings (and prob a giveaway) as soon as I can!