Welcome to the new home of Hamster Sam and me; your cartoonist and teaching artist-friend Dave McDonald!  At the moment, the site is kind of messy and unorganized, but rest assured I am rolling up my shirt sleeves in an effort to make this a fun and informative place to visit.  The first thing you may notice that is new is the Hamster Sam comic pages.  These are taken directly from the upcoming graphic novel, Hamster S.A.M.  Odd-ventures in Space!, the all-new 102 page story that will be available in September 2013!  I am really excited about this new book, and for many different reasons.  I’ll share those reasons in upcoming posts, but this book project has been in the works for quite a while, and it is quite a thrill for me that it is done and ready to launch!   Back to the comic pages posted here:  I will actually be releasing the entire book on this site for you to read!  Each Saturday and Sunday, I will release another page so that eventually, the whole book will be available to read online.  I think you’re going to love it so much, that you will want to buy a copy to have at  home, and so starting this fall, you can order the book through Amazon.com, or right here on my website if you want an autographed copy!  Feel free to join the conversation by leaving me a comment or question and I will make every attempt to get back to you with an answer.  Great things are in store  for Hamster Sam and me in the upcoming school year…and I do hope you will come along for the ride!!!