Sam is an independent illustrator and co-host of One Fantastic Week, a weekly webshow about self employed fantasy artists. He also teaches and speaks at numerous conventions, colleges, workshops (including The Fantastic Workshop hosted by 1FW), and other events. Some of the topics Sam covers are salesmanship, art, breaking into the game industry, and succeeding as an independent artist.

In his personal work Sam explores his passion for Norse Mythology, a series called Fateful Signs. Learn more at


One Fantastic Week started with a simple idea. Peter Mohrbacher and Sam Flegal wanted to share the kinds of conversations they had at cons with a wider audience. So they started a weekly web show designed to help artists find success on their own terms. The pair interviews other working artists about their businesses, their lives and how the two intersect. By sharing their experiences, they encourage all artists towards greater success. Watch the latest episode at


Growing out of One Fantastic Week, Pete and Sam started a workshop where artists can immerse themselves in the business of art. In addition to teaching, they bring in amazing faculty with expertise in various forms of art and business to work one-on-one with attendees, give lectures, and do demos.

Learn more about The Fantastic Workshop at



  • Exhibited in the ASFA “Infinite Worlds: The Art of the Fantastic” Gallery 2018
  • Accepted into Infected By Art: Volume 6 2018
  • Artist Guest Dragon Con – 2018
  • Exhibited in the Mississippi State University “Statements: 50 Years of Making” Exhibition Gallery 2018
  • Artist Guest of Honor — Chattacon 2018
  • Special Guest — Tupelo Con 2018
  • Artist Guest Dragon Con – 2017
  • Artist Guest of Honor — Contraflow 2017
  • Accepted into Infected By Art: Volume 5 2017
  • Artist Guest – Dragon Con 2016
  • Judges’ Choice Award for The King’s New Crown — JordanCon 2016
  • Artist Guest of Honor — Tupelo Comic Con 2016
  • Featured in ImagineFX magazine, March 2016 issue
  • Accepted into Infected By Art: Volume 4 2015
  • Artist Guest of Honor — Con-Stellation 2015
  • Best Professional Fantasy for Desk Hoedkin — Con-Stellation 2015
  • Best in Show for Split Tongue — Con-Stellation 2015
  • Best Warrior (People’s Choice) for Liberty or Death — Dragon Con 2015
  • Best 2-D (Judges’ Choice) for Death Priestess — Dragon Con 2015
  • Best Color Work for Liberty or Death — Origins Game Fair 2015
  • Artist Guest of Honor — LibertyCon 2015
  • People’s Choice Award — JordanCon 2015
  • Accepted into Infected By Art: Volume 3 2014
  • First Place for Freyr’s Last Stand — Gen Con 2014
  • Best 2D for Freyr’s Last Stand — LibertyCon 2014
  • Judges’ Choice Award — JordanCon 2014
  • Artist Guest of Honor — CharCon 2014
  • Artist Guest of Honor — Hypericon 2014
  • Accepted into Infected By Art: Volume 2 2013
  • Juror’s Choice Award – Gen Con 2012