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Animated Adventures: Art by Sam Meisner

A hand-drawn comic strip featuring images of the charcter GeorgeSeptember 2008

Sam Meisner is the artist behind the cartoon character George, and his comic strip and animated adventures. Based in Nova Scotia, Sam has been producing George cartoons since high school and has continued to work with the character alongside work in animation, music, and the radio industry.

A hand-drawn comic strip image in black and greyMove On 2

Sam’s “Daily George” comic strips have a delightfully earnest tone. The artist’s simplified, cartoonish style and general insistence on traditional media lend them an accessible, charming persona. In some of the later strips, Sam seems to experiment with slightly more surreal modes of storytelling, with plot arcs that materialize out of nowhere and occasionally seem to come full circle, as well as forays into more abstracted styles of rendering the characters.

A screen capture of Sam Meisner's George Channel


In our previous feature of Sam’s comic strips and short animations, we looked at the way Sam addresses the mundane and the everyday. These themes are certainly prevalent throughout the artist’s portfolio, and I find that this is a big part of what makes the strips so charming.

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Dallas Jeffs Art Writer

Dallas Jeffs is the Editor of Artist Run Website's blog. They hold a degree in Critical and Cultural Practices from Emily Carr University of Art and Design, as well as a certificate in Technical Writing from BCIT. Dallas has a passion for speaking and writing about art, and sharing that interest with others. In their studio practice they are an illustrator and budding tattoo artist, but they consider themselves a writer foremost. If you like art, books and culture with a science fiction twist, check out Dallas' personal blog, HappySpaceNoises or their art on Instagram.

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