Sammy Harkham was born in Los Angeles, but moved with his family to Sydney, Australia, at the age of 14. Influenced by the work of artists like Jamie Hewlett, Dan Clowes, Kim Deitch, Renee French, Chris Ware, Julie Doucet and Jim Woodring, he started producing his own comics and zines.
comic story from Kramers Ergot (2000)
One of them, Kramers Ergot, has established itself as an influential comic anthologies today. Harkham's strip 'Poor Sailor' was published in Kramers Ergot 4, and has since been translated in French, Korean and Italian. Harkham lives in Los Angeles, where he works on his comic series 'Crickets'.