MISTER SAMPSON

Hometown: SYRACUSE, NY
Passion: ART & GROWING MY PLATFORM SO I CAN DO MORE IN THE WORLD SPECIFICALLY BRINGING AWARENESS TO LUPUS
Instagram: @mister_sampson
Website: www.mistersampson.com

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Can you talk about a story or situation that sparked your initial drive to pursue your passion fully?

I’ve been into art since I was about 3 years old. There were a few different scenarios in my life that sparked the passion even more.  One situation was when I was 12, I was diagnosed with Lupus Nephritis and Kidney failure.  When I was in the hospital (for about a month) I was drawing comics every single day in there and just never stopped. Another time was losing my job.  I vowed to never let a company use my creativity just to throw me away at the end and not use my own creativity for myself.  3rd situation is when I got my Kidney Transplant in 2018.  I have a 2nd chance on life so I’ve taken advantage of that and let nothing get in my way.

Describe an instance in which you had fears or doubt but you didn't let that stop you from moving forward.

August 24th 2015, about 11 days after my first solo show in LA. I was hospitalized once again with pancreatitis. there were multiple times where I could’ve died during my 2 month stay in the hospital.  It got very dark and depressing and I didn’t know if I would make it through.  I had a lot of support and my sketchbooks.  The nurses all loved my work and it gave me a breath of life to keep me pushing through.

We only get one life.  We were given this life to fulfill a purpose.  It is my responsibility to create in this world.  When it’s meant for you and it’s your purpose, nothing can stand in your way.


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