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"5 Questions with Isabel Samaras" on Kross D:


"Reasons To Be Cheerful: Isabel Samaras" on I'm Learning To Share:


"Isabel Samaras Art" on Thrillist:


"The Art of the Bride: Isabel Samaras" on Frankensteinia:


"Te Presentamos A Isabel Samaras, La Reina Del Surrealismo Pop" on Visualmente:


"A Storybook Opening" on the Warholian:


"Miroir Presents: Isabel Samaras" on Miroir:


"Currently Hanging: Isabel Samaras" on The Stranger:


"Rapping with Isabel Samaras" on Varnish blog:


"Blah Blah Gallery of Greatness: Isabel Samaras" on Blah Blah Gallery:


"Artist A Day: Isabel Samaras" on Artist A Day:


"Vicious Delights: Isabel Samaras" on Church of Halloween:


"Artist Series: Isabel Samaras" on


"Isabel Samaras Makes Yesterday Better With Characters Of Today" on Robot 6:


"The Geeky Glory of the Classic Form: Isabel Samaras" on Geek Gurrls


"Isabel Samaras" on Wicked Halo:


"New Art - Conceptual Realism: Isabel Samaras"


"The Skip-Raid Interviews Isabel Samaras" on The Skip-Raid:


"Isabel Samaras Goes Into The Woodz" on Cherry Bombed:


"Sketchbook Stories: Isabel Samaras" on Blu Penny:


"Eclectix Interview 8: Isabel Samaras"


"Pop Treat: Isabel Samaras -- Confessions of a Pretty Wild Thing" on POPULARized:


"Snow Bunnies & Other Mystical Critters from Isabel Samaras" from Mapanare:


"Art Blogging: Isabel Samaras" on Locusts & Honey:



Bibliography (print, film and television):


Lowey, Ian. The Graphic Art of the Underground: A Countercultural History, Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2014

"Isabel Samaras," Miroir Magazine, Amore Issue, 2013

"Isabel Samaras," Miroir Magazine, Tribal Issue, 2013

Cartoon Network 20th Anniversary Book, Mark Murphy Design, Florian, 2012

Eaton, Tristan. The 3D Art Book, Prestel Editions, New York, 2011

Adam, Topher. "Isabel Samaras," Dark Beauty Magazine, Issue #4, California, 2011

Schnabel, J.L. "Love Conquers All: The Art of Isabel Samaras," Hi Fructose, Issue #20, 2011

Madlib Medicine Show #11, (cover art + interior booklet art, LP & CD), Stones Throw Records, California, 2011

Marsé, Berta. Fantasias Animadas, (cover art), Anigrama, Spain, 2010

Dobush, Grace. "The Artist's Life: On Tender Hooks: The Art of Isabel Samaras," The Artist's Magazine, Ohio, April, 2010

del Amo, Sergio. "Isabel Samaras: An Artist Who Designs Her Own Universe," H Magazine, Spain, 2010

Burton, Bonnie. Girls Against Boys: Why Are We Mean To Each Other And How We Can Change, Zest Books, California, 2009

Sturken, Marita. Practices of Looking: An Introduction to Visual Culture, Oxford University Press, England, 2009

In The Land of Retinal Delights, The Laguna Art Museum & Ginko Press, California, 2008

Cullison, Sherri. “She’s Got Mail!” Stretching Canvas, Issue #82, April, 2008

Cushner, Fox & Katz. Copro/Nason Fine Art: A Catalogue Raisonné, Last Gasp, California, 2007

"The Hit List," Stuff Magazine, Florida, 2007

The Lowdown on Lowbrow, documentary film, DVD, 2006, Fountain Productions, Vancouver, Canada

Larsson, Stieg. Les Hommes Qui N'Aimaient Pas Les Femmes (The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo), French edition cover art, Éditions France Loisirs, France, 2005

 “Isabel Samaras,” Miele Mag, Italy, 2005

SexTV, CTV Limited, Toronto, Canada, Episode 7.29, Airdate Sept. 24,  2005

Dukes, Matt.  Weirdo Deluxe: The Wild World of Pop Surrealism & Lowbrow Art,  Chronicle Books, San Francisco, 2005

Anderson, Kirsten.  Pop Surrealism: The Rise of Underground Art, Last Gasp, San Francisco, 2004

Olson, Marisa.  “Drawn Together,” CMYK, Issue #24, 2004

Roche, Harry.  “Isabel Samaras: Born to Brandish a Brush,” Tea Party, Issue #14, 2004

Cullison, Sherri.. “The Artist Life,” International Tattoo Art, May 2003

Solis, Marisa. "The Return of Spider-Man Lady," Juxtapoz, January 2003

Cullison, Sherri. Vicious, Delicious, and Ambitious: 20th Century Women Artists. Schiffer Books, 2002

Crump, Anne. "The Avenger: Paintings Turn Pop Culture On It's Ear," San Francisco Examiner,  December 12, 2002

Dodsworth, Fred. “Lowbrow Art Is On The Rise.” San Francisco Examiner, January 21, 2001

“16 Reasons.” Easy Flow, Japan, September 2000

Harvey,Jeremy. "Strange Eye Candy." Real Detroit Weekly, Detroit, Michigan, September 30, 1999

Goldman, Leslie. "Isabel Samaras." (cover story) Carbon 14. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, May, 1999

Kery, Stefan. "Forforiska Hondjavlar."  Playboy (Scandinavia), Sweden, March, 1999

Jensen, Erik. "Den Kravlende Hand." Politiken, Sweden, March 12, 1999

"People to Watch in '99." Metropolitan, San Francisco, California, December, 1998

Ooh La La.  (broadcast television) CityTV, Toronto, Canada, 1998

Internet Tonight. (broadcast television) Ziff Davis Television, San Francisco, California, 1998

Goldberg, Michelle. "Girl Crazy." Metropolitan, San Francisco, California, July 27, 1998

Juxtapoz Presents: Erotica.  High Speed Productions, San Francisco, 1998

Fasta, Irene. "El Mundo Tecnicolor de Isabel Samaras." Strawberry, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Winter, 1998

Juxtapoz 1999 Erotica Calendar. High Speed Productions, San Francisco, 1998

Sommerstein, Carly. "Work for Idle Hands." New York Press, New York, July 29, 1998

Joseph, Jennifer. "Faster Company." San Francisco Bay Guardian, San Francisco, California, Vol. 32, 

No. 34, May 27, 1998

"Caveat Emptor." Juxtapoz. Vol. 5, No. 2, Summer 1998

Summerstein, Carly. "This Devil Is Heaven!" Jane, February, 1998

Erotica: Visions Sublime. Juxtapoz/High Speed Productions, San Francisco, California, 1997

Helfand, Glen. "Isabel Samaras: An American Original," San Francisco Bay Guardian, July 16, 1997

Juxtapoz 1998 Year in Art Calendar. High Speed Productions, San Francisco, 1997

Myth America. (catalog) Urban Institute of Contemporary Art, Grand Rapids, Michigan, 1997

Bakker, Conrad Q. "Demystifycing Myths." The Paper, Michigan, October 9, 1997

O'Shea, Jamie. "Television Bablyon: Isabel Samaras." Juxtapoz, Spring, 1997

Bonetti, David. "Gallery Watch." San Francisco Examiner, July 26, 1996

Eggers, Dave. "Writer's Bloc." San Francisco Weekly, July 31, 1996

"On Exhibit."  Juxtapoz, Spring, 1995

Petrucci, Lisa. "Chick Art." Axcess, Vol. III, No. 3, 1995

"Beam Them Up." USA Today, September 16, 1994

Working, Russell, "Censorship, Obscenity Charges Vie in Art Theft." The Mail Tribune, Ashland, Oregon, 

 April 24, 1994

Sommers, Pam, Editor. Recipes for Disaster. Chronicle Books, San Francisco, California, 1993 

Getzler, Avilah. “Food for Thought.” Metropolis Magazine, New York, New York, October 1993

Robins, Cynthia, "They're Not So Lonesome Tonight." San Francisco Examiner, San Francisco, California, 

January 7, 1992  




On Tender Hooks: The Art of Isabel Samaras, Chronicle Books, San Francisco, California 2009

On Tender Hooks: 30 Postcards by Isabel Samaras, Chronicle Books, San Francisco, California, 2009

Devil Babe’s Big Book of Postcards.  Manic D Press, San Francisco, California, 2001

Devil Babe's Big Book of Fun!  Manic D Press, San Francisco, California, 1997





"Isabel Samaras: Artist Profile" on the Warholian:

"On Tender Hooks" from Chronicle Books:


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