About Sam Backhouse
I came screaming and kicking into this world on the twelfth of April 1991 at ten minutes past midnight. At the age of one I grabbed a hold of a pen and bought it down onto a piece of paper making my first scribble. I became addicted by creating scribbles on pieces of paper and carried it on.
Years later I learnt how to read and write, and I started to write my own stories, being hugely inspired by Roald Dahl. I had books made for me by my parents that were bits of paper stapled together, and I soon filled them up with creativity.
When I was six years old I was introduced into the world of comics. I got The Beano and The Dandy every week from my local newsagent. I started to collect hundreds of comics, and I still collect the cool things up until today.
In 1998 I started creating my own comic strips. I created a character called Gobby, and he would have a speech bubble beside him jam-packed full of words in every panel of the strip.
When I was ten I went busking and sold cartoons on the streets. I remember happily earning £22 in one hour one day with my cartoons at 50p each, selling like hot cakes.
I also write poetry and make my own stop motion animations using a digital camera.
Sam as an Artist
I see myself as being more than one person. I am a writer, cartoonist, caricaturist, humorist, illustrator, animator, graphic novelist and poet.
I hope to one day have my own comics to sell in newsagents across Britain. Fifty years ago there used to be hundreds of comics in Britain but there aren’t many today.