by Gerry Mak in New Illustration on Friday 4 June 2010

Landed in Portland, OR, after a record 48-hour non-stop drive from Baltimore. Got to relax, take a shower, and talk to our booking agent’s roommate, Sam Ford, a 23-year-old fellow who has a brutally bright future ahead of him.

Honing his skills as an apprentice to comic book legend Paul Chadwick, Ford currently does amazing album covers, posters, and flyers for bands such as Thrones, Black Elk, Baroness, and many other metal-oriented acts. His impossibly detailed and expressive work lends itself perfectly to the music of the bands he works with.