Hi! I am a 54 year old man who dabbles in writing and illustating Science fiction fantasy stories and working on a graphic novel. I have work here from over six years ago to present. The stuff from my first year here is really bad so you won't find it here anymore. Each year I get a little better. I think you can probably tell which of these illustrations are more recent. I'm hoping that if I keep working on my writing and drawing, Some day I will get published.
I’ve been buying and reading comic books and reprints of old illustrated pulp magazines from the 30's and 40's lately. I really don't care much for Magna so I concentrate mainly on western style. I love the realism they bring to the fantastic stories I like to read in a way that magna just falls short in. I of course still love the works of the great artists that first introduced me to the worlds of Edgar Rice Burroughs and Robert E Howard and all of those writers inspired by their works. Frank Frazetta, Boris Vallejo and the so many of the others I grew up wowing over inspiring me to read traveling back in time to a land of dinosaurs or across the galaxy to lands of high adventure.
Favorite Fantasy/Scifi Movies and TV Shows
King Kong 2005 version
The Time Machine 2002 version
The Lord of the Rings
Anything with stone age women, dinosaurs or Ice Age megabeasts in it.
Favorite Fantasy/Scifi Books
Edgar Rice Burroughs novels
The Runestaff and Elric series by Moorcock
Lin Carters, Green Star, Earths Core, Jandar or Thugar series.
Robert E Howard's, Lin Carter's, and Robert Jordan's and so many others who write Conan Stories. Actually, there's a really good illustrated Conan novel, written by Andrew J. Offutt and Illustrated by Esteban Maroto, that I'd have to include on that list.
Additionally I've started reading reprints of old illustrated pulp magazines from the 30's and 40's.
The Mama's and Papa's
Simon and Garfunkel
and so many others that bring back memories of old
Friends at Elfwood
Friends at Elfwood: Cheryl Nekomata Hylin
(Friend) , Natalie Adams
(Friend) , Jeanette M Thomas
(Friend) , Maria lombide ezpeleta
(Subject of admiration) , Prathi n ba
(Friend) and Tamara Michelle Blackwell
Guestbook for Semartens2
|25 Aug 2011|| Prathi n ba|
i liv in india(bangalore).
this is a joke-->
A man in hell asks devil..’can i make a call to my wife??’
aftr making the call he asked how much to pay..devil says - ’nothing! hell to hell is free’
hope this made u lauf.
|24 Sep 2011|| Jeanette M Thomas|
I’d love to join in the chat room, but I can’t figure out how to work it. Sorry - just stupid I guess. Samuel E Martens
replies: "No you’re not stupid. You’re just like me, computer illiterate. Don’t feel alone there is a lot of us out there. I played with it several times over the past couple of years before I was able to get in. It’s location can be found in the tool bar up top by pointing and clicking your mouse arrow on Community. Then you scroll down and type your name "Jeanette" in the box. However you have to have chat set up to work and I can’t even tell you how the heck I did it. But I bet if you were to go to "David N Melik"s gallery on #720 gallery page and ask him. He could help you out. He’s always wired to several chat rooms at the same time.
Let me know if you get in. We can set up a date and a time. I’d love to type to you. "
|18 Nov 2011|| Jarrel r burns|
thank you for your comments on my catgirls.
|25 Nov 2011|| Destiny Amber Dane|
Thanks for the welcome
|3 Dec 2011|| Jarrel r burns|
on the drawing of "catgirl and rat" it was damaged during a move to a new apartment...i’m afraid the crease is permanent
|11 Dec 2011|| Rachael Elizabeth Baker|
Your new stuff is great and I really like the poem you did, I think thats my favourite in your gallery
|6 Jul 2012|| Faith Gerhardt|
Hello! Do you like dragons or werewolves? If you do can you please look at my gallery!
|24 Jul 2012|| Cheryl Nekomata Hylin|
Hello again! Been awhile
Love your Deep sea scrolls.
Now that I’m not Internet Explorer handicapped any more, I hope to be here more often! Samuel E Martens
replies: "It’s been three years, I think, since the last time I heard from you. How are things? I’ve been spending a lot more time on deviantart. Actually I have the second chapter up on the Red Curtain’s Comic section. I probably aught to put up chapter 3 soon as well."
|13 Nov 2012|| Prathi n ba|
hi!! its been long time i wrote on ur guest book. i like ’Titaninite is released’. good fantasy Samuel E Martens
replies: "Thanks Prathi n ba. I don’t spend much time on Elfwood anymore. I’ve become somewhat of a Deviantart convert. But I’ll try to come back more often and see my old friends. "
|25 Dec 2012|| Prathi n ba|
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Samuel E Martens
User Name: semartens2
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