About

Sam Flegal has been fascinated by the strange and the macabre from a very young age. Fortunately for his budding morbid creativity, he was raised in a household that encouraged his interest in all things weird—Sam’s father was a magician and his mother a ventriloquist and clown.

As an illustrator for both book covers and games, Sam specializes in painting strange scenes of epic fantasy and graphic horror. He describes his art as “stylized realism,” portraying fantastical things in a comic book-like graphic manner, but with an eye towards real life. Sam’s preferred medium is oil paint.

If you are interested in hiring Sam Flegal as an illustrator or having him as a guest at your convention, contact him at sam@samflegal.com.

Awards and Honors:

  • Judges’ Choice Award for The King’s New Crown — JordanCon 2016
  • Artist Guest of Honor — Tupelo Comic Con 2016
  • Featured in ImagineFX magazine, March 2016 issue
  • Accepted into Infected By Art: Volume 4 2015
  • Artist Guest of Honor — Con-Stellation 2015
  • Best Professional Fantasy for Desk Hoedkin — Con-Stellation 2015
  • Best in Show for Split Tongue — Con-Stellation 2015
  • Best Warrior (People’s Choice) for Liberty or Death — Dragon Con 2015
  • Best 2-D (Judges’ Choice) for Death Priestess — Dragon Con 2015
  • Best Color Work for Liberty or Death — Origins Game Fair 2015
  • Artist Guest of Honor — LibertyCon 2015
  • People’s Choice Award for Liberty or Death — JordanCon 2015
  • Accepted into Infected By Art: Volume 3 2014
  • First Place for Freyr’s Last Stand — Gen Con 2014
  • Best 2D for Freyr’s Last Stand — LibertyCon 2014
  • Judges’ Choice Award for Elf Gate — JordanCon 2014
  • Artist Guest of Honor — CharCon 2014
  • Artist Guest of Honor — Hypericon 2014
  • Accepted into Infected By Art: Volume 2 2013
  • Juror’s Choice Award for Orc Charge — Gen Con 2012

Clients:

  • History Channel: True Monsters (2015)
  • Concept art for Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse from Paramount Pictures (2015)
  • AEG
    • Legend of the Five Rings CCG: Siege: Clan War (2015)
    • Legend of the Five Rings CCG: Thunderous Acclaim (2015)
    • Legend of the Five Rings CCG: Twenty Festivals (2015)
    • Legend of the Five Rings CCG: The New Order (2014)
    • Legend of the Five Rings CCG: A Line in the Sand (2014)
    • Legend of the Five Rings CCG: Ivory Edition (2014)
    • Legend of the Five Rings RPG: Imperial Histories 2 (2013)
    • Legend of the Five Rings CCG: Aftermath (2013)
    • Legend of the Five Rings CCG: Gates of Chaos (2013)
    • Legend of the Five Rings CCG: Coils of Madness (2013)
    • Legend of the Five Rings CCG: Torn Asunder (2013)
    • Legend of the Five Rings CCG: Seeds of Decay (2012)
    • Legend of the Five Rings CCG: The Shadow’s Embrace (2012)
  • Fantasy Flight
    • Warhammer 40k: Conquest: The Great Devourer (2015)
    • Warhammer 40k: Conquest: The Scourge (2015)
    • Warhammer 40k: Conquest Base Set (2014)
    • Warhammer 40k: Black Crusade: The Tome of Decay (2014)
    • Warhammer: Invasion: Game Night Kit (2013)
    • Warhammer: Invasion: Cataclysm (2013)
    • Warhammer: Invasion: The Ruinous Hordes (2013)
    • Warhammer: Invasion: Oaths of Vengeance (2013)
    • Warhammer: Invasion: Bloodquest (2012)
  • Lone Wanderer Entertainment
    • The Dead Gulch (2016)
    • The Ferryport Adventures – The Goblins of Kaelnor Forest (2014)
    • Elves of Uteria (2013)
    • The Tomb of Kochun (2012)
  • Hero Games
    • Fantasy Hero Complete (2014)
    • Monster Hunter International Employee’s Handbook and RPG (2013)
  • 3Some Games, Inc.
    • Heroes of Metro City (2012)
  • Eagle-Gryphon Games
    • Defenders of the Realm: Minions (2013)
  • Game Mash
  • Full Moon Inc.
  • Film House
  • Garmezy Media
  • Immortal Brands LLC