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Sam Hurt Papers
An Inventory of the Collection
Sam Hurt is an Austin-born cartoonist and illustrator who began his career at the University of Texas at Austin's student paper, The Daily Texan. A graduate of UT's law school, Hurt's first comic strip, Eyebeam, was printed in 1978 during his junior year. The comic gained a sizeable following, and Hurt continued to draw the comics until 1989, when he decided to move on to other projects, including a new comic called Queen of the Universe. He also participates in local artist events like the Blue Genie Art Bazaar and the East Austin Studio Tour.
The Sam Hurt Papers document the career of Austin cartoonist and illustrator Sam Hurt from the 1980s to the early 2010s. Newspaper and magazine clippings discuss Hurt's work over the years, especially focusing on his comic Eyebeam. Several of Hurt's printed comic anthologies are also included in the collection, covering an array of topics such as politics, philosophy, college life, and more.
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Sam Hurt Papers (AR.2015.035). Austin History Center, Austin Public Library, Texas.
Donor #: DO/2015/031
Donation Date: 2015
Original donation arranged by Molly Hults in 2015. Finding aid created and encoded by Toni Cirilli in 2019.