The adventures of Old Sam

Old Sam’s adventures are written and drawn each year in October using the Inktober’s prompt list. I’m happy to tell you more about it here. But first, here are all the adventures….

A new adventure of Old Sam | starts October 1, 2023
Old Sam & The Petrified Water Creatures | 2022
Old Sam & The Time Snakes | 2021
Old Sam in Riverland | 2020
Old Sam & The Mother Tree | 2019
The Tail of Old Sam | 2018

You can read the latest adventure of Old Sam on this website. For the older stories you can visit my Instagram account.

About Old Sam & Inktober

For those of you who don’t know what it is.. Every October, artists all over the world take on the Inktober drawing challenge by doing one ink drawing a day the entire month following a  prompt list with words for every day. It was created by Jake Parker in 2009 as a challenge to improve his inking skills and develop positive drawing habits. It has since grown into a worldwide endeavor with many artists taking on the challenge every year.

I bumped into Inktober halfway through October 2017 and really enjoyed participating. In 2018 I decided to join again. Each day I would look at the word, decided what it meant to me and make an ink drawing in the sketchbook I bought for the occasion. It became more than just drawing. I wrote a few lines with the drawing. And that’s how the story of Old Sam came to life.

Sam or Sammetje was our black cat who disappeared in 2015. Telling the story of Old Sam was already living in my head for a few years. But not this story. This story developed with each word of Inktober. Each day it was another surprise where the story was going. Also to me. I just loved it to let the story come alive this way.

It is 2022. Time for the fifth adventure. I hope you will join me and enjoy this year’s adventure.

Joining this daily adveture

Do you want to join for this year’s adventure of Old Sam? You can do so on this website or you can follow me on Instagram, Facebook and/or subscribe to the daily October newsletter.