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|Born||January 11, 1963|
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|Born||January 11, 1963|
Kieth first came to prominence in 1984 as the inker of Matt Wagner's Mage, and a year later as the inker of Fish Police. In 1989, he penciled the first five issues of writer Neil Gaiman's celebrated series The Sandman. He illustrated on two volumes of writer William Messner-Loebs' Epicurus the Sage, drew an Aliens miniseries for Dark Horse Comics, and drew a single issue of The Incredible Hulk (#368), which led to drawing numerous covers for Marvel Comics Presents.
In 1993, Kieth left Marvel to create the original series The Maxx for fledgling publisher Image Comics. The Maxx ran 35 issues, all of which were plotted and illustrated by Kieth (though William Messner-Loebs scripted #1-15), except #21, which was guest-written by Alan Moore.
After taking a break from comics to pursue other interests, Kieth created the series Zero Girl for DC's Wildstorm imprint, along with its sequel, Zero Girl: Full Circle. He followed these up with the drama Four Women'.
Kieth then wrote and drew the five-issue series Batman: Secrets, featuring the Joker, and Batman/Lobo: Deadly Serious, a two-issue miniseries starting in August 2007. This was followed by 2009's Lobo: Highway to Hell, written by the band Anthrax's Scott Ian, and the painted story "Ghosts", which appeared in Batman Confidential #40-43. In 2010, Kieth wrote and illustrated the original hardcover graphic novel Arkham Asylum: Madness, which spent two weeks on the New York Times best-seller list, reaching number five.
Ojo comprises the first, and My Inner Bimbo the second, in a cycle of original limited series or graphic novels to be published by Oni Press, which he has dubbed "The Trout-a-Verse". The cycle will concern the intertwined lives of Annie (Ojo), Lo (My Inner Bimbo), Dana, Nola, Otto, and others all connected by an encounter with an urban legend known as the Magic Trout.
Recently (2011), Sam Kieth has also started doing artwork for IDW's 30 Days of Night series.
IDW Publishing released the 48-page The Sam Kieth Sketchbooks: Vol. 1, followed by a second volume in August 2010.
In addition to helping produced The Maxx animated series for MTV, Kieth also co-wrote "No Smoking", the pilot to Cow & Chicken (created by his cousin, Dave Feiss) and directed the film Take It to the Limit for Roger Corman's Concorde-New Horizons 
Kieth met his wife when he was 15 years old and she was 30. He reports that although they lived together, he did not speak openly about their relationship until he was 18 years old and it was legal. Much of Kieth's work has dealt with complexities of age differences in relationships with his graphic novel "My Inner Bimbo" being heavily influenced by the early days of his relationship with his wife.
In addition, Kieth has done cover-art/illustrations for numerous titles, including:
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