About Sammy Ruiz

Sammy Ruiz is a Left-Handed Artist, Musician & Writer originating from North East Los Angeles, CA. He works predominantly in the medium of paint, pencil, pen, maker and graphic art. Sammy fuses a rebellious mood into his off-beat, mysteriously-grim characters, designs and illustrations. Sammy is influenced by extraordinary artists like, Tim Burton, Ed Roth, Marc Davis, Jose Clemente Orozco and Francisco Goya but he is equally influenced by authors and filmmakers. Sammy loves how the amazing H.P. Lovecraft made his Great Old Ones and Cthulhu come to life with words. Stephen King’s demented creations have influenced him greatly as well. Sammy is also greatly inspired by J.R.R. Tolkien. In addition, Quentin Tarantino’s and Guillermo Del Toro’s characters have fueled his imagination. He studied Art at Pasadena City College, The East Los Angeles Occupational Center and has studied with the Legendary Disney Animator, Ron Husband. His artwork has been featured throughout the world. When he’s not creating art, Sammy writes and records his music at his studio, Dark Haus Studios. He is also the guitarist/vocalist for the Badluck Bandits and performs as a solo artist. Overall, Sammy enjoys Art, Music, Writing, Photography, Reading, The Occult, Astronomy, Ancient Civilizations and Creepy Folklore.