Samuel Hiti

Samuel Hiti is a self-taught artist who likes to draw comic books. His work includes the comic book series Tiempos Finales, Nickelodeon Magazine’s comics adaptation of the film Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events, and illustrations for the Life in Ancient Civilizations series (Millbrook, F09). Much of his work has been published by his own publishing company, La Luz Comics. He lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota, with his wife and two young children.


What was your favorite book when you were a child?

The Five Chinese Brothers

What’s your favorite line from a book?

Hark—who goes there?!

Who are your top three favorite authors or illustrators?

Bill Peet, Charles Addams, and Ronald Searle.

Why did you want to become an author or illustrator?

It was the only thing that I was good at that I liked doing.

Do you have any advice for future authors or illustrators?

If you don’t like to practice- then you might as well quit now.