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Descriptive Summary

Biographical Sketch

Scope and Contents

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Sam Hurt Papers, 1981-2012, undated

Austin History Center

Sam Hurt Papers

An Inventory of the Collection



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Hurt, Sam
Title: Sam Hurt Papers
Dates: 1981-2012
Abstract: An Austin native, Sam Hurt is a local cartoonist and illustrator, well-known for his decade-long comic strip, Eyebeam. Newspaper and magazine clippings about his career from the 1980s to the 1990s can be found within his papers, as well as print anthologies of his comic creations.
Accession number: AR.2015.035
Quantity: 0.2 linear feet (1 box)
Location: Archives stacks, qAR
Language: English
Repository: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library,
810 Guadalupe, PO Box 2287, Austin, TX 78768

Biographical Sketch

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.

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Scope and Contents

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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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Open to all users

Use Restrictions

The Austin History Center (AHC) is the owner of the physical materials in the AHC collections and makes available reproductions for research, publication, and other uses. Written permission must be obtained from the AHC before any publication use. The AHC does not necessarily hold copyright to all of the materials in the collections. Permission to publish or publicly display duplications of these materials may be granted on condition that the artist be credited as well as the Austin History Center. Consult repository for more details.

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Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Hurt, Sam.
Subjects (Organizations)
University of Texas at Austin.
Subjects
Cartoonists--Texas--Austin.
Cartoons and comics--Texas--Austin.
Places
Austin (Tex.).
Document Types
Clippings.
Writings.

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Related Material

General Collection


  • A 741.5973 HU AA Sam Hurt, I'm Pretty Sure I've Got My Death-ray in Here Somewhere: An Eyebeam Book. 1982.
  • A DVD 976.431 AU Waterloo Press, "Austin: Past and Present." 2001-2006.

Austin Files


  • AF Biography - Hurt, Sam

Archives & Manuscripts


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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Sam Hurt Papers (AR.2015.035). Austin History Center, Austin Public Library, Texas.

Acquisition Information

Donor #: DO/2015/031

Donation Date: 2015

Processing Information

Original donation arranged by Molly Hults in 2015. Finding aid created and encoded by Toni Cirilli in 2019.

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Detailed Description of the Collection

Sam Hurt Papers, 1981-2012, undated

Box Folder
1 1 Newspaper & magazine clippings, 1981-1993, undated
Sam Hurt comic books, 1982-2012
Location BoxItem
qAR 074/020-023 Newspaper articles 1983-1987

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