2023 Grad Show

Sam Saloff

AUArts Grad Show Screen Shot 2023-05-23 at 2.37.41 PM

VCD – Character Design & Illustration


Illustrator, animator and comic book artist. Through my studies I have gained a love for the art of storytelling, which I hope to use to create compelling narratives that will resonate with viewers of all kinds.

My creative practise has been shaped by my experiences with both traditional and modern animation, as well as a background in traditional painting that informs my landscape and environment work.


My first animated short, Progenitor, is an experimental piece that serves as a tribute to the 2D animation that inspired me growing up, featuring a tiny amphibian creature trying to figure out its place in the world. The 2.5-minute short has been officially selected for the GIRAF Animated Film Festival in Calgary, as well as AFX in Halifax.

Environments and Landscape Painting

Stable Quest

Concept art and pages from the comic known as Stable Quest. The tale follows the journey of some rather unlikely heroes, and the secret life of a lowly stable boy in a fantasy world.

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