Friday, November 13, 2009

It's Mah Birfday!!

Tomorrow will be my 30th birthday, making this my 15th anniversary of being in comics. I guess I've been doing this professionally for half my life now. Huh.

Anyway, to commemorate this joyous occasion I thought it might be fun to look back on some of the stuff I did from when I was a kid.

And yes this is a plea for birthday wishes. Feel free to leave them here or on Twitter ;)

Oh, and don't make fun of young Chris's drawings. He didn't know any better.


Dan C said...

Happy Birthday Chris! Looking forward to seeing what you come up with over the next fifteen years!

Hope you have a great day. Eat some birthday cake for me!

Oh, nice drawings, too, btw.


Fred said...

Damn, I'm 11 years older than you? It boggles my mind...... oh, Happy Birthday.

Alan said...

Nice perspective on the Ninja Turtle drawing! You came on lots in the meantime


Eric! said...

Happy Birthday Chris!! I love the Turtle, he's so bad he can stand next to a "No standing sign"....that's great!

Matt W. said...

Happy 30th, Chris! Those early drawings demonstrate that you had an eye for presentation, wit, and character from the very beginning. I hope you have a wonderful celebration and thanks for sticking with it all these years.

MARY said...

Oooh you have and had a lot of talent. Happy 30th!!!

Momar Van Der Camp said...

Happy 30th amigo. Enjoy yourself and keep up the splendidly awesome work. Can't wait til Siege! Good luck.

Patman said...

Happy birfday, Chris! I have some a whole notebook full of drawing from my youth, and it's painful to look at it nowadays.

Anonymous said...

Happy early birthday Chris!

Adolfo Enriquez said...

These make me laugh! I totally made the same type of drawings.

Happy B-Day! So young and so talented. Can't wait to see what you work on next!

Unknown said...

Happy birthday! You were working professionally at 15 years old? Holy cow!!

Unknown said...

Great sketches! I found some of your old drawings from 6th grade when packing the other day :) Oh and happy birthday, a day early!

Jeff Turnham said...

Thanks for posting the sketches, especially the one of Gizmo.

Happy Birthday!

Jason Folkes said...

Let me be the first to welcome you to the Dirty 30 club!!!!!
Happy Birthday Chris!!! Cheers to many, many more!!!

Craig Zablo said...

I said it on Twitter and I'll say it here... since you give us "presents" five days a week, the least we can do is wish you a HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

Brian Jones said...

Happy Birthday Chris! Enjoy yourself and have a few...Here's to 30 more and 30 ontop of that! Cheers :)

Luke said...

Happy Birthday Chris! Hope you'll be able to avoid the Sandmen and find Sanctuary!

Dan McDaid said...

Happy Birthday, Chris!

15 years? Bloody hell, in fifteen years I'll be 48!

Matthew Wilson said...

Gizmo kind of looks like he's doing the robot.

Happy Birf day!

Doctor Fantastic said...

I hope you have a great birthday, Chris! Take some time to do something you really love to do :)

JohnPopa said...

Have a great birthday, Chris!

And young Chris Samnee is a far better artist than adult John Popa!

Chris Samnee said...

Thank you all SOOO much for the birthday wishes!!
I had a great one... and you folks made it that much better.

So a big thanks go out to:
Dan C.
Matt W.
Momar Van Der Camp
A. Enriquez
Craig Zablo
Brian Jones
Dan McDaid
Matthew Wilson
Doctor Fantastic

You guys, and gal, are the best!!

Jamie said...

So.... I guess you like Batman..?

Sorry I missed the birthday greetings.
Hope it was a good one.