Dmitry Samarov

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About Dmitry Samarov



I don't remember not drawing. I've done it all my life. It's the way I talk to the world. Unfortunately, making a living at it has always been a challenge. I've spent the last thirty-five years employed in various corners of the service industry. The job I did longest—cabdriver, twelve years—led to the publication of two books: Hack: Stories from a Chicago Cab in 2011 and Where to? A Hack Memoir in 2014. Writing has become an important second mode of expression and, occasionally, a way to make a little money.

I've written for the Chicago Reader, Chicago Tribune, Vol.1 Brooklyn, Art21, Aquarium Drunkard, and various other publications. I've illustrated record covers, painted dog portraits, and have even had the occasional gallery show. But none of these is a consistent way to get by. I've always had to have part-time gigs and assorted side hustles. Lately I've been bartending, filling in at a bookstore, and driving musician friends to out-of-town gigs.

I've always sold my artwork, but never enough to get by on it. That's why I'd like to give Patreon a try. Maybe I can attract enough contributors to cut down on service industry hours. I have a lot of artwork I'd like to find homes for. Have a look for yourself: www.dmitrysamarov.com/ and consider signing up to make my life a little easier.

I have a couple art shows coming up in 2020 and another book in the works. You'll hear all the gory details before anyone else...
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If I get enough patrons, it would be possible to have a house without a single piece of completed artwork by me in it. I would consider that success.
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