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.
★ Contract Design Projects
- Dublin City Schools – 2012 – Design logo, school crest, and design/execute wall mural for Wright Elementary – Dublin, OH
- ReedPop – 2012 – Design official commemorative coffee mug for the 2012 Star Wars Celebration.
- KidRobot – 2012 – Design vinyl figure for the late 2012 Dunny series.
- Dee Dee Ramone – 2011-2012 – 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 Army – 2007-2012 – Design logos, animation and merchandise for the Johnny Ramone Army brand for retailers world-wide.
- Mattel Toys – 2007-2010 – Create concept art for various properties, including Mr. Potato Head, Thundercats, My Little Pony & G.I. Joe
- Arcade Planet Museum – 2010 – Designed logo, signage & wall art for museum outside Chicago.
- Mars Volta – 2009 – Created concert poster for Mars Volta’s 2009 tour.
- 20th Century Fox – 2008 – Created interpretative artwork for Family Guy touring exhibition.
- Coca-Cola and World Cup – 2006 – Designed toys and merchandise graphics for the 2006 World Cup soccer games.
- Warner Brothers/Hanna-Barbera – 2006 – Created a series of interpretative prints featuring Hanna-Barbera characters for the launch of the Saturday Morning Forever website.
- Scoops Ice Cream Palace – 2006 – Designed logo, signage & promotional material for Florida business.
- Dee Dee Ramone – 2012 – Dee Dee Ramone animated short
- Johnny Ramone Army – 2009 – Johnny Ramone Army short film; Debuted at Hollywood Forever, Los Angeles
- Project: Neptoon – 2007 – Dying Trapeze short film; Created for Toenta, Japan
- Project: Neptoon – 2005 – Trailer created for NY Comic-Con
- Spy Kids – 2003 – Computer video game series created for Disney Entertainment, sold worldwide.
- CheckSmart – 2002 – Television commercials aired on national television.
- Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law, Pilot Episode – 2001 – Aired on Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim.
- The Proud Family, Episode #110 – 2001 – Aired on The Disney Channel.
- Captain Linger – 2001 – Episode bumpers, aired on Cartoon Network.
- Ambiguously Gay Duo, Episode #9 – 2000 – Aired on Saturday Night Live.
- Bee Windows – 2000 – Television commercials aired on broadcast television.
- Tee Jay’s Restaurant – 2000 – 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).
- SDCC – San Diego, CA Bart Simpson Exhibition
- Ltd. Gallery – Seattle, WA 2011 POP! The Art of Pop Culture
- Star Wars Celebration – Orlando, FL 2010 Acme Archives “The Power and Glory” Release
- DesignerCon – Pasadena, CA 2010 Custom Yoka Show
- Lark – Vancouver, Canada 2010 Gup Gups Launch Show
- Hollywood Forever – Los Angeles, CA 2009 5th Annual Johnny Ramone Memorial Tribute
- SDCC – San Diego, CA 2009 Acme Archives “Kashyyyk” Release
- Monkeyhouse Toys – Los Angeles, CA 2009 Freaks, Geeks, & Sword Swallowers
- Toy Tokyo Showroom – New York, NY 2008 Osaka Popstar Devil Dog Art Show
- La Luz de Jesus Gallery – Los Angeles, CA 2008 Family Guy C.R.A.P. (A Collection of Rare Art Pieces)
- Capsole Gallery – Los Angeles, CA 2008 Indiana Jones “Kingdom of the Crystal Skull” Exhibit
- Rivet Gallery – Columbus, OH 2008 Current Works Exhibition
- NYCC – New York, NY 2008 New York Comic-Con Booth Exhibit
- Sullivan Room Gallery – New York, NY 2008 ToyQube Anniversary Show
- SDCC – San Diego, CA 2007 Bart Simpson Exhibition
- Subtext Gallery – Santa Barbara, CA 2007 Love:Hate
- Wootini Gallery – Carrboro, NC 2006 “Lions, Tigers, Bears, Etc.”
- Colette Gallery – Paris, France 2006 Dot Dot Dash Exhibit
- London Design Festival – London, England 2006 20/20 Movement
- Wootini Gallery – Carrboro, NC 2005 “So Far, No Good” The Art of Sam Fout
- DKNY – New York, NY 2005 Toy2R Qee Exhibition
- Sneaker Pimps – Shanghai, China 2005 Sneaker Pimps Exhibit