Mister Sam Shearon is a Liverpool born, British ‘dark-artist’.
Specialising in the unexplained, horror and science-fiction, his work often includes elements inspired by ancient cultures, folklore, legend and the occult.
Sam has created artwork for a variety of clients in both the rock and metal music scene and the world of the comic book and graphic novel, creating album covers, merchandise and comic-book covers for a variety of clients including: Jason Charles Miller, Rob Zombie, Slayer, Ministry, Rammstein, Filter, Iron Maiden, KISS, Powerman 5000, HIM, Orgy, Doyle, American Head Charge, Kill Devil Hill, Clive Barker, Stan Lee, IDW publishing, Boom Studios, The X-Files and Fangoria…. to name but a few.
Sam Shearon has also created for some of the world’s best known musical instrument companies including: ESP Guitars, Schecter Guitar Research and Coffin Case.
His artwork can also be found on the covers of various books, films and podcasts regarding cryptozoology and the paranormal. Clients include David Weatherly, Ken Gerhard, Joshua Cutchin, Joshua P. Warren, Whitley Strieber, David Hatcher Childress, Shannon LeGro, Marie D. Jones, Chase Kloetzke, Loren Coleman and many more.
His artwork has also appeared in the pages of Paranormal Magazine and the Fortean Times.
Sam has also created a number of titles from various authors under the helm of Vesuvian Media , with clients including Liana Gardner, Thommy Hutson, Dan Elish, Jonas Saul, Mary Ting, Lucas Astor and Alexandrea Weis among many others. Vesuvian also publishes his own ‘Creepy Christmas’ colouring book which is available now.
He has also worked on a number of projects with author Lindy Ryan (Bram Stoker Award Nominee).
He has also produced a number of alternate promotional posters for the movie ‘Nandor Fodor and the Talking Mongoose’ directed by Adam Sigal. Starring: Simon Pegg, Minnie Driver, Christopher Lloyd. With Neil Gaiman providing the voice of the mongoose himself.
His fascination with the supernatural, the paranormal, cryptozoology and the unexplained has played a huge part in his work since his own childhood experiences growing up on the edge of a forest in England. After a nightly visitation by ‘two small Victorian ghost-children and a green fireball’ at age seven, shortly after being chased by a giant, seemingly prehistoric dragonfly… Sam’s fascination with the unknown became an obsession.
He has been searching for sasquatch in a ‘boots on the ground’ fashion since 2009, visiting the forests of California, Washington, Oregon, New York and Arizona… in pursuit of the hair-suited!
He regularly appears at various comic-conventions, signing books and prints of his artwork, including New York, Los Angeles and San Diego Comic-Con among others and has done so for more than a decade.
He’s been featured on the covers of several magazines and has appeared as a guest on countless podcasts such as ‘Into The Fray’, ‘Where Did The Road Go’, ‘The Micah Hanks Program’, ‘Sasquatch Tracks’, ‘The Ghost Story Guys’, ‘Talking Weird’, ‘Paranormality Radio’, ‘Creepy History’ and ‘Coast to Coast AM with Connie Willis’ among others.
He has performed as an actor in numerous music videos and his voice appears in several short films and musical albums. He even played ‘Dracula’ in a North Hollywood theatre production of Bram Stoker’s legendary tale, in 2015. This involved twenty performances of a two hour show, with a cast of 13.
Sam Shearon holds a degree with honours in Visual Communication – from Leeds University and a post Graduate Certificate in Education from Huddersfield University.
He is also a Dragon Awards Nominee as of 2023.
He currently resides in Los Angeles.