Sam Fout is a character designer, illustrator, animator, and arts instructor based in Columbus, Ohio. Sam has lent his “classic animation” character art to clients as diverse as LucasFilm, Warner Bros, Hanna Barbera, Kid Robot, and The Johnny Ramone Army. His artwork regularly appears in prominent galleries, and his animation skills have been seen on Adult Swim, The Disney Channel, and Saturday Night Live. Additionally, Sam’s popular “Project: Neptoon” characters star in T-shirts, skate decks, vinyl toys and other merchandise retailed worldwide.

Selected Works

Contract Design Projects

  • Dublin City Schools2012 – Design logo, school crest, and design/execute wall mural for Wright Elementary – Dublin, OH
  • ReedPop2012 – Design official commemorative coffee mug for the 2012 Star Wars Celebration.
  • KidRobot2012 – Design vinyl figure for the late 2012 Dunny series.
  • Dee Dee Ramone2011-2012 – Design logos, animation and merchandise for the Dee Dee Ramone brand.
  • LucasFilm, Ltd.2007-2012 – Create & produce a series of interpretative fine art prints featuring Star Wars characters, as well as designing Star Wars character toys.
  • Johnny Ramone Army2007-2012 – Design logos, animation and merchandise for the Johnny Ramone Army brand for retailers world-wide.

  • Mattel Toys2007-2010 – Create concept art for various properties, including Mr. Potato Head, Thundercats, My Little Pony & G.I. Joe
  • Arcade Planet Museum2010 – Designed logo, signage & wall art for museum outside Chicago.
  • Mars Volta2009 – Created concert poster for Mars Volta’s 2009 tour.
  • 20th Century Fox2008 – Created interpretative artwork for Family Guy touring exhibition.
  • Coca-Cola and World Cup2006 – Designed toys and merchandise graphics for the 2006 World Cup soccer games.
  • Warner Brothers/Hanna-Barbera2006 – Created a series of interpretative prints featuring Hanna-Barbera characters for the launch of the Saturday Morning Forever website.
  • Scoops Ice Cream Palace2006 – Designed logo, signage & promotional material for Florida business.


  • Dee Dee Ramone2012 – Dee Dee Ramone animated short
  • Johnny Ramone Army2009Johnny Ramone Army short film; Debuted at Hollywood Forever, Los Angeles
  • Project: Neptoon2007Dying Trapeze short film; Created for Toenta, Japan
  • Project: Neptoon2005 – Trailer created for NY Comic-Con
  • Spy Kids2003 – Computer video game series created for Disney Entertainment, sold worldwide.
  • CheckSmart2002 – Television commercials aired on national television.
  • Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law, Pilot Episode2001 – Aired on Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim.
  • The Proud Family, Episode #1102001 – Aired on The Disney Channel.
  • Captain Linger2001 – Episode bumpers, aired on Cartoon Network.
  • Ambiguously Gay Duo, Episode #92000 – Aired on Saturday Night Live.
  • Bee Windows2000 – Television commercials aired on broadcast television.
  • Tee Jay’s Restaurant2000 – Television commercials aired on national television.


  • I Am Plastic, Too Vinyl toys featured in book. Published by Kid Robot.
  • Playtimes Magazine Wrote and illustrated Project: Neptoon, a monthly five-page comic serial. Published by Play Imaginative, Inc. (2005-2007)
  • Dot Dot Dash Vinyl toys featured in book. Published by Pictoplasma.
  • Star Wars Insider Full page ad announcing the release of “Vader’s Angels”.
  • Milk Magazine Full page spread promoting the release of “Project: Neptoon” vinyl figures.
  • Super7 Magazine Editorial review of “Project: Neptoon” vinyl figures.
  • Clutter Magazine Two pages of Project: Neptoon comic appeared bi-monthly (2005-2006).
  • SDCCSan Diego, CA Bart Simpson Exhibition


  • Ltd. GallerySeattle, WA 2011 POP! The Art of Pop Culture
  • Star Wars CelebrationOrlando, FL 2010 Acme Archives “The Power and Glory” Release
  • DesignerConPasadena, CA 2010 Custom Yoka Show
  • LarkVancouver, Canada 2010 Gup Gups Launch Show
  • Hollywood ForeverLos Angeles, CA 2009 5th Annual Johnny Ramone Memorial Tribute
  • SDCCSan Diego, CA 2009 Acme Archives “Kashyyyk” Release
  • Monkeyhouse ToysLos Angeles, CA 2009 Freaks, Geeks, & Sword Swallowers
  • Toy Tokyo ShowroomNew York, NY 2008 Osaka Popstar Devil Dog Art Show
  • La Luz de Jesus GalleryLos Angeles, CA 2008 Family Guy C.R.A.P. (A Collection of Rare Art Pieces)
  • Capsole GalleryLos Angeles, CA 2008 Indiana Jones “Kingdom of the Crystal Skull” Exhibit
  • Rivet GalleryColumbus, OH 2008 Current Works Exhibition
  • NYCCNew York, NY 2008 New York Comic-Con Booth Exhibit
  • Sullivan Room GalleryNew York, NY 2008 ToyQube Anniversary Show
  • SDCCSan Diego, CA 2007 Bart Simpson Exhibition
  • Subtext GallerySanta Barbara, CA 2007 Love:Hate
  • Wootini GalleryCarrboro, NC 2006 “Lions, Tigers, Bears, Etc.”
  • Colette GalleryParis, France 2006 Dot Dot Dash Exhibit
  • London Design FestivalLondon, England 2006 20/20 Movement
  • Wootini GalleryCarrboro, NC 2005 “So Far, No Good” The Art of Sam Fout
  • DKNYNew York, NY 2005 Toy2R Qee Exhibition
  • Sneaker PimpsShanghai, China 2005 Sneaker Pimps Exhibit