Sam Wolfe-Connelly Drops The Floating Bat Rider Check The Latest From The Playboy Illustrator

“I was born in the D.C. area and moved to NYC last year after spending 4 years living in Savannah, GA. I enjoy drawing strangers in public, ransacking haunted houses and expanding my thorough knowledge on all types of honey. I try to find purpose in my art by trying to evoke as much emotion as I can within my viewers. Some of my illustration clients include Playboy, Hasbro, Penguin, Night Shade Books and Coheed & Cambria. ” – Sam Wolfe Connelly

Sam Wolfe Connelly

1xRUN Thru Interview

Batrider by Sam Wolfe Connelly

 1xRun: Is the original still for sale?

Sam Wolfe-Connelly:   Yes, the black and white drawing actually is going to be available here on 1xRUN.

Sam Wolfe Connelly - Bat Rider - Original Sketch - Available Here on 1xRUN

1xRun: When was this piece drawn/created?

Sam Wolfe-Connelly:  February 2012

1xRun: Tell us how the idea and execution came about?

Sam Wolfe-Connelly:  It was initially done for an article in Winter issue of Asset International CIO (AICIO) magazine about positive relationships between people and groups.

Run #00084 // Romance by Sam Wolfe Connelly // Sept 19, 2011 - Sept. 2011

1xRun: How long did the piece take?

Sam Wolfe-Connelly:   About a week.

1xRun: What is unique about this piece?

Sam Wolfe-Connelly:  I don’t draw children very often, but I had a blast drawing the little girl riding a huge animal that I feel like most kids would love to fly on.

1xRun: Why should people buy this piece?

Sam Wolfe-Connelly:  It’s a little girl riding a giant bat, why WOULDN’T you buy this piece? Plus, if I die soon, having a print of this will be a fantastic investment!

1xRun: Describe this RUN in one gut reaction word.

Run #00218 // Apr 27, 2012 - Bat Rider by Sam Wolfe Connelly - Click to View

Sam Wolfe-Connelly:  aeroBATic

1xRun: When did you first start making art?

Sam Wolfe-Connelly:  In the womb. But I was more into performance art then.

1xRun: What was your first piece?

Sam Wolfe-Connelly:  My birth.

1xRun: What artists inspired you early on?

Sam Wolfe-Connelly:    Sam Weber definitely got me interested in illustration. I’ve always loved Gustav Klimt, John Singer Sargent, and Lu Cong.

1xRun: What artists inspire you now?

Sam Wolfe-Connelly:  Mostly just odd, black and white photos I find. The creepier the better.

Sam Wolfe Connelly - Fox In Socks

1xRun: Do you listen to music while you work? If so what? If not then what is your environment like when you work?

Sam Wolfe-Connelly:  Yea all I listen to is music. I can never go wrong with Coheed & Cambria, The Mars Volta, The Blood Brothers, Pierce the Veil. The list goes on.

1xRun: If you could collaborate with any living artist who would it be and why?

Sam Wolfe-Connelly:  I dont think I could pick just one. I really want to do a giant gallery show with all my art friends here in NYC.

1xRun: If you could collaborate with any deceased artists who would it be and why?

Sam Wolfe-Connelly:  Probably Egon Schiele because everything he did seemed to be brilliant.

Egon Schiele

1xRun: What was the first piece of art that you bought? Do you still have it?

Sam Wolfe-Connelly:  I dont think I’ve ever bought a piece of art. Which probably makes a bad case for trying to sell my own…shhh

1xRun: What else do you have in the works?

Sam Wolfe-Connelly:   I’ve got some book covers in the works, a bunch of group gallery shows I’ll be in this year, and some jewelry I’ll be selling.

Illustration for Wired Magazine by Sam Wolfe Connelly

1xRun: Where o where can people find you across the wild world of the internette?

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