Sammy Ruiz is a Left-Handed Mexican-American Artist from North East Los Angeles, CA. Born in September of 1988, this creative Virgo 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, 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. In addition, Quentin Tarantino’s and Guillermo Del Toro’s characters have fueled his imagination. He studied Art with a focus in Graphic Design at Pasadena City College and the East Los Angeles Occupational Center. His artwork has been featured in galleries, conventions and art walks throughout the United States. In addition to drawing, Sammy works as a Graphic Designer under Django Design Studios, which he founded in 2007. When he’s not creating art, Sammy composes Film Scores at his recording studio, Dark Haus Studios. He is also the guitarist/vocalist for the Badluck Bandits and Sammy and the Addiction. Overall, Sammy enjoys spending time with his daughter Lola, Writing Creepy Stories, Reading, Photography, Making Art and Writing Music.