This winter, Ian Sampson was a resident at the Neighborhood Time Exchange West Philadelphia Artist Residency, where for every hour he spent in the studio, he spent one hour volunteering in the community. He documented that experience in several comics, covering the work of fellow resident artists Kandis Friesen, Phillipe Leonard, and Betty Leacraft.

His book Up to the Top was nominated for an Ignatz Award and accepted into the Society of Illustrators’ 2015 Comic and Cartoon Art Annual. In between taking care of his new baby and teaching at several area colleges, he’s writing new comics.

Learn more about Ian and his work on his website and blog

Category: 2015 - Comic Creator of the Year

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