October 18, 1969 |
Woodstock, New York
Sam Henderson (born October 18, 1969) is an American cartoonist, writer and expert on American comedy history.
Henderson has been self-publishing xeroxed minicomics since 1980. In the mid-to-late 1980s he drew and published a comic called Captain Spaz with his friend Bobby Weiss. The series ended in 1988 as he was busy in college. In college, he drew a series of minicomics featuring a character known as Monroe Simmons. In 1993 he began self-publishing his best-known title, The Magic Whistle, now published by Alternative Comics. Also in 1993 he began the wordless comic strip "Scene but Not Heard," starring a pink man and a red bear, in Nickelodeon Magazine. It was the magazine's longest-running comic strip. A collection is due out in 2010.
In their review of Magic Whistle: Bigger, Larger and Bigger! the San Antonio Express-News wrote that Henderson's "crude, blobby little scratchings are some of the funniest junk being turned out." Henderson was nominated for the Harvey Award's Special Award for Humor every year from 1999–2004.
His earliest comic, which was reprinted in Magic Whistle number 4, contained 5009 toilets, 5009 penises [sic] and 5009 asses. Henderson currently lives in his hometown of Woodstock, New York.
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- Barrett, Michael (August 15, 2004). "'Peanuts' among winners for comic industry's top award". San Antonio Express-News, p. 2J.
- PW Forecasts (April 26, 2004). "MAGIC WHISTLE; Bigger, Larger, and Bigger!". Publishers Weekly Reviews, p. 44.
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