Download Dream Life: a late coming of age

Life is connections and causes
you never see coming.
The story of five friends
confronted with failed
dreams and fantasy lives.
Learning to deal with traumas
to their minds, bodies, and ideals.

“I couldn’t put this down. Seriously. It’s a keeper.
Salgood Sam has one of the most interesting,
unique voices in comics today.” – Mark Waid

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Murder in BC leads to an inuksuk in Ontario. Charlie’s childhood friend is about to die. Hitchhiking in BC PJ’s luck runs out. Lionel is in crisis, time for love? Leslie is a therapist and part time drug dealer. It’s just occurring to her that she hates her job. Dan’s six year old daughter thinks he needs to grow up. She may have a point.

  First in a two part story, 161 pages of cinematic, neorealist comics by Salgood Sam. 61 page preview on ISSUE available to read here!

“Salgood Sam is a gifted draftsman. In Dream Life you can see he’s enjoying himself immensely drawing every page of this sprawling story. Beautiful stuff.” – Joe Ollmann

“Those who love and cherish our involuntary interior rambles can enjoy more of a good thing, by diving into Salgood’s universal trance adapter. Those who like to stretch out on the couch and become immersed in a compelling story terrifically told and beautifully drawn can scratch that particular itch as well, via Salgood Sam’s powerful virtuosic graphic novel Dream Life.” – Jim Woodring

“I recently read Salgood Sam’s new graphic novel, Dream Life, and it is sensational. The story is thrilling, heartfelt and heartbreaking. And the way Sam presents his narrative, weaving events, past and present with a large cast of characters is evocative of a dream and a tour de force of comics storytelling.” – Batton Lash

Author Biography

Max Douglas is a child of ’70s Toronto. A working artist and story teller who since approximately the mid ’90s has signed his art Salgood Sam, a pen name derived from a reverse spelling of his name. He started out making comics in the late 80s, freelanced for Marvel, DC, other publishers and drew for few animation studios in Toronto & Montreal. Since 2002 he’s published Sequential, the canadian comics news blog. His recent comics work includes “Revolver Quarterly”, featuring “Dracula Son of the Dragon”, with Mark Sable. And the graphic novel “Dream Life | a late coming of age” – respectively being completed, and published with the aid of crowd funding backers. “Therefore, Repent!” with Jim Monroe, and “Wonder Woman vs The Red Menace!”. A holiday special of Ghostbusters titled “Tainted Love” with Dara Naraghi. A short with Mark Sable in the Eisner winning “Comic Book Tattoo”, another of his own in “Popgun 4″, and launched “Sea of Red” with Rick Remender and Kieron Dwyer. He lives and works in Montreal, with three cats and his partner, self publishes his own books for the last three years, and teaches art part time.

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