AMP recently caught up with Sam Dunn to ask her about her work, inspiration and future projects.
We have always loved the work Sam creates, and it’s great to find out a little bit more about what makes her tick.


Sam Dunn


Where in the world are you

Job title
Illustrator and unfit track cyclist in the making

How long have you been doing this
Since I could hold a pen

Is this your day job

Can you quickly describe your creative process, how do you start a project and what programs or pens do you use to make it
I start with a digital sketch which I mess around with until I’m happy. I then print it out and ink over it by hand with a range of brush pens and fineliners.
Once all the inking is done I scan it back in and colour with photoshop. It would be much quicker to just ink digitally but I can’t help but feel the whole connection and sensitivity you get from drawing by hand is lost with a tablet.

Favourite movie

Underworld – Born Slippy

Favourite original movie poster
The Brain Eaters and most 50’s / 60’s B Movie posters

Favourite alternative movie poster
Anything by Aaron Horkey, Vania Zouravliov and Ken Taylor

Piece of work you’re most proud of
Quite pleased with how my latest print turned out. (see below)

I tried something different with the colours and gave the elements more room to breathe, something I’d like to explore more.


Who would you say has been or currently is your inspiration
I always enjoy the work of Alan Forbes, Ken Taylor, Aaron Horkey, Vania Zouravliov (see image below), I love Dust, Thomas Hooper amongst many others.

Last movie you saw
I actually Listen to more movies than I watch, my boyfriend is a movie junkie and always has one playing when I’m working, the last movie I heard in full was Django Unchained.

Any good
It sounded good.

Have you seen anything recently that other people HAVE to know about? Exhibitions, books, short films etc
It’s nothing new, but the short ‘Abberrican Me‘ starring Ross Capicchioni is one of the most powerful documentaries I’ve ever seen.

Any future projects you can tell us about?
I’m waiting to release some projects that I really enjoyed working on as well as doing some new personal pieces, and of course I’ll be continuing with my movie poster series when I get free time.


Big thanks to Sam for taking the time to chat to us.
See more of her work on AMP here, or check out her site here.