The Art of Sam Robertson
The images below are selections from The Illustrated Old Testament, published by 1111 Press and distributed by Asterism Books.
520 pages, 257 illustrations, 8 years to produce
Red bookmark ribbon!!!!!!!!!!!!
Gold foil on the dust jacket and the book itself
25 1st editions remain, signed and numbered, in a print run of 300
One Wisconsin hotel bought copies for all its 3o rooms, in the tradition of the Gideon Bibles
Would you like a business card? Simply email Sam@AmericasBible.com with your mailing address to be sent one!
Coming soon: Birth of a Salesman
In illustrating the Old Testament, did Sam Robertson succeed? And what would success even mean here, which metrics are we using? Yes, sure, it’s illustrated now. And yes he somehow convinced an acclaimed Avant Garde publisher to make it into an actual book with him, breathing a renewed life into the ancient text with the finest independent printer around.
But now, wading ever deeper into the haze of his own American Dream, what is this artist doomed to become?
That’s right, a salesman. Welcome to BIRTH OF A SALESMAN.
A PODCAST LIKE NO OTHER
Part autofiction, part performance art, part guerrilla sales docu-fantasy every bit as strange, humorous, and human as his paintings, BIRTH OF A SALESMAN follows painter turned salesman Sam Robertson from door to door, from ally to enemy, and from victory to crushing failure as he develops his real-life marketing campaign on the road.
And what methods of marketing will he try? To name a few, buying this very domain, making business cards, yard signs, and advertising at the one place everyone has to spend time at. That's right, the DMV. And probably getting a billboard and bus bench ad.
Could Sam be dreaming too big, OR IS DREAMING TOO BIG THE ONLY WAY TO MAKE IT IN THIS COUNTRY? Well, I suppose you'll need to give the podcast a listen and find out for yourself.
Much like how a whale does it, Sam is going to breach for the stars here, and if he misses, just maybe he'll land on the moon.
Acted by: Skyler Nowinski, Josh Ingersol, Colin Sinz, Siddeeqah Shabazz, Jack Gribble, Chelsie Newhard, Meghan Kreidler, Dustin Bronson, Jay Eisenberg, Shelby Richardson, JuCoby Johnson, Anna Weggel, Sofia Padilla, Sam Robertson, and Dan Dukich