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Samkin
Samkin
has decided to leave IB. Quite possibly the fandom as a whole.

He was one of the greatest inspirations for me to start my own little universe. If I had never encountered Samkin and his sister, Sandra, then I doubt I would be were I am.

I never really got the chance to know the guy. I only talked to him through a couple PMs and indirectly through mutual friends. He always seemed to want to remain reclusive and I can respect that. I don't know if we would have ever really kicked it off as friends, but I never took that first step and now the bridge is gone. He even mentioned to me once about the possibility of our characters somehow crossing paths; something that I wish I had pursued.

I've been told he is doing well and is not in any danger. He, just as anyone else who decides to leave, is not required to share their reasons with us. We should respect his choice.

It is disappointing that we may never know what he had planned for his characters, but I for one am very happy he shared them with us in the first place.

If this reaches you, Samkin, I hope the best for you and wish you well.

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Published: 3 months, 2 weeks ago
Rating: General

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Selene
3 months, 2 weeks ago
It´s sad to see him leave
but we must respect his decision
He was the main reason I all these years ago joined IB
His characters where the main reason I created Selene
I hope that someday he will be back with new stories of Samkin and Sandra  
misterpickleman
3 months, 2 weeks ago
Your avatar is appropriate here. :P
NeksusCat
3 months, 2 weeks ago
Yeah, I'm nearly in same state as Selene's avatar after these news.. qnq
curtainshowers
3 months, 2 weeks ago
Damn :( I'm really sorry to hear that. I hope he's doing well, whatever he decides.
NeksusCat
3 months, 2 weeks ago
Wha- Why..? He left without goodbye or did I miss it? QnQ
That's really-really sad.. I was hoping he'd start posting again, eventually, at least once in half-a-year..
Oh well, Wish him the best in life.. T_T
misterpickleman
3 months, 2 weeks ago
He didn't say anything publicly. I only found out through a mutual friend...
NeksusCat
3 months, 2 weeks ago
That's indeed sad.. -_-
Vladimir
3 months, 2 weeks ago
Did anyone save his latest gallery pictures? :0
FeatheredAdventures
3 months, 2 weeks ago
A lot of them are still on e621 though I'm not sure if they'll remain their too.
snowdropony
3 months, 2 weeks ago
If they're not you can try FurryBooru, though if he's leaving the entire fandom and not just Inkbunny, he's likely going to delete his work all around the internet. We should respect that and not pry. I'd say to download the images at most for your personal use, and not distribute them against his wishes. That is, if he wants that.
Coldfur
3 months, 2 weeks ago
E6 was just cleaned out this morning.
FeatheredAdventures
3 months, 2 weeks ago
Got dang it you're right.  Idk, I can't help but be a little curious when someone cleans house like this.

There is a part of me though that can't help but think this is part of the act though.  According to the page before it was cleared that the twins were caught and a lot of stuff went down.  Maybe this is part of their story.
RomeSilvanus
3 months, 2 weeks ago
When was his latest upload? I have his (and everyone elses) gallery saved up to 2018-11-24 with "Hello World".
Doxisafox
3 months, 2 weeks ago
I have everything, feel free to PM me if you want it.
Doxisafox
3 months, 2 weeks ago
WhiteWoof
3 months, 2 weeks ago
Sadly, looks like you're missing at least one piece.  90% certain that bondage piece had a clean version as well.  Used to be one of my favorites.

:<
Doxisafox
3 months, 2 weeks ago
Updated the folder to include that piece, also it is still on E621 as not actually being Samkin's art.
WhiteWoof
3 months, 2 weeks ago
Aha! Hadn't even thought of that.  But thank you for tossing it in the folder, either way!
RomeSilvanus
3 months, 2 weeks ago
AJDurai
3 months, 2 weeks ago
Well fudge, that sucks. No more fox twins.
misterpickleman
3 months, 2 weeks ago
Well, no more CANON fox twins. :(
AJDurai
3 months, 2 weeks ago
Quick to the twin cave! We'll make our own.
snowdropony
3 months, 2 weeks ago
If you count lynxes, I recommend
Autumnbear
Autumnbear
misterpickleman
3 months, 2 weeks ago
And there's also
ishkee
ishkee
's Aeden and Stephanie. :D
Autumnbear
3 months, 2 weeks ago
Samkins' twins were one of the reasons I kept my siblings as twins instead of age-difference siblings.
Every artist I followed or liked has been an inspiration in their own little way. I hope I captured a little of his spirit when making my own twins.
I truly hope that when future artists have had enough, that they tell their fans, and leave their art contributions displayed online. I'm sure he had his own personal reasons for pulling it all down, but if there is no real need to remove it, I wish other people would just let their art remain.
ishkee
3 months, 2 weeks ago
Nice picture for him.  So sorry to see him go.  Wished I had gotten the chance to know him and his characters better
Kitsukun
3 months, 2 weeks ago
Sad to see him go! He had wonderful stories!
Thaddeus
3 months, 2 weeks ago
This is indeed heartbreaking news.  I hope he leaves his gallery up.  I haven't quite caught up to present yet.
No!  It's all gone!  
xephion
3 months, 2 weeks ago
is sad but i would lie if i say this wasnt gonna happened eventually he left a lot of time for months sometime even a year without saying why or anything i just wish he would have said goodbye instead of just leaving. but i hope he has a good life
SentinelX
3 months, 2 weeks ago
Sad to say I don't ever recall hearing of the guy.
Tycloud
3 months, 2 weeks ago
Well shit!
Telain
3 months, 2 weeks ago
Aw. Good luck to him. It was always such a nice surprise when he'd pop back around, even if it hasn't been consistent in a long while.
circuit
3 months, 2 weeks ago
It a shame, his little universe was a delight to watch.  All of the best wishes to him, though.
Silverdrag0n
3 months, 2 weeks ago
Really sad to read i watched him and all his good pictures , but we have to respect his moves :/
BlueShark
3 months, 2 weeks ago
I wish i saw more of his gallery before he left.  Glad you came across him and got inspired to make your universe.  Hay uum your not going to leave any time soon?  Are you?
Dekarian
3 months, 2 weeks ago
Leaving IB or the fandom as a whole is clearly his decision, and I'm sure that decision is best for him, but--and I say this about any artist that does it--deleting his entire gallery on the way out was a dick move. Just because he doesn't want to be here any more, for whatever reason he had to leave, doesn't mean the rest of us don't want to be able to appreciate the art that he did produce. Deleting the gallery is a selfish, petulant act that just spites everyone who ever enjoyed his art.
Kepora
3 months, 2 weeks ago
As crude as some people may find it...I agree 100%. Not even a warning so people could save things. Now no one can come in in the future and enjoy that little journey for themselves. :T
BrokenPupper
3 months, 1 week ago
As "spiteful" and unfair as it sounds to some individuals and only those individuals, it is not up to them if the wishes to leave anything behind. It is up to the artist. It is up to the artist if they wish to leave any message behind, at the very least to those they trust the most. As shocking as it will sound to the very few, there are those that depart due to circumstances that will become worse if left a trace of them still around. That cannot be said about those that know only the art, including those that see artists more as dispensible resources than anything else.

Opinions will always be expressed in the aftermath, but at the end of the day: It is and always has been 100% optional to give them a head's up, and something so impacful that leads to the artist leaving will always be bigger priority above some consolation price that a few expect for compensation.
Repstar
3 months, 2 weeks ago
Wiping the art might very well be for legal reasons or to protect their chances at a future career. A distinctive art style might be recognized and thus jeopardize future job offers when your boss googles you. Or they might live somewhere where even drawn underage characters engaging in sexual acts is illegal and they had to cover their ass and get rid of the evidence.
Wolflover0329
3 months, 2 weeks ago
I agree with your line of thinking and that reasoning makes the most sense but I also agree with others on here that deleting the whole gallery on IB and E6 is a dick move in a way but i get it if he had his reasons.  great artist though he will be missed maybe he will return someday.
Daggett
3 months, 2 weeks ago
It always strikes me as a hostile act, like the artist wants to strike back at the community. Samkin never seemed to be unstable or a hothead, and nobody seems to be aware of any drama, so it's a perplexing decision.
mgcopter
3 months, 2 weeks ago
Awwwww
talon2point0
3 months, 2 weeks ago
goodbye foxtwins.

Samkin had a really unique art style, blocky but smooth, with really popping colors. I wish they had decided to leave up their gallery as a legacy, but hey... That's not for us to decide.

good luck to you Samkin, wherever you are. I hope you kept your love of art.
torikabuto
3 months, 2 weeks ago
welp not sure if ive seen any of there stuff or not but a quick e621 Samkin came up empty
Autumnbear
3 months, 2 weeks ago
Damn. Samkin stuff was also some of my earliest Faves as well when I joined InkBunny.
I don't have them all but I do have some of his pics saved. There's also the Wayback web search machine, for old archived memory saved pictures. It isn't "lost", just harder to find.
Sorry to see you go Samkin. I was truly looking forward to you coming back. Maybe down the road you'll change your mind, but either way, take care of yourself man.
EtherSaga
3 months, 2 weeks ago
What a bummer. I really dug his art.
MviluUatusun
3 months, 2 weeks ago
I had just recently added him to my watch list.  It's too bad that he left but, like everyone else, I understand his decision.
Pommel
3 months, 2 weeks ago
That sucks to hear, they're one of the reasons I joined IB like many peeps and one of the first artists I followed. I wish him the best of luck in his future endeavours.
Cam
Cam
3 months, 2 weeks ago
Thanks for everything
Samkin
Samkin
! :D
Kasper
3 months, 2 weeks ago
I had two short interactions with them, myself, via pm. They were quite nice! I wish them the best in life and that they're happy. They'll be missed, but remembered fondly.
kitsunelegend
3 months, 2 weeks ago
Damn, that sucks so much. I loved their art a lot, and was so happy to see them start posting again... ;n;
brokenscale
3 months, 2 weeks ago
Goddammit...
Gendasi
3 months, 2 weeks ago
They're dropping like flies this year.

Best wishes, friends.
Daggett
3 months, 2 weeks ago
It's a shame to see him leave. He had fun and unique characters and a unique way of talking in character. Although he wasn't able to talk as much lately, it was always great to see him.
Circle
3 months, 2 weeks ago
I can't help but to feel guilty. I was quite toxic back in the day, and I wonder if it has anything to do with it.
misterpickleman
3 months, 2 weeks ago
From what I understand, it wasn't out of any mistreatment by the community, so I think you're in the clear.

Isn't hindsight a bitch? :P
Circle
3 months, 2 weeks ago
Lol, true.

I still feel bad about how I was, though.
Rainier
3 months, 2 weeks ago
Damn this sucks. I loved his style, and it really helped me keep drawing. Its hard for me to draw toony bodies, I keep trying to do more realism, and it sucks because I'm not very good at it. His more linear yet insanely cute style was an inspiration to me and I'm sad to see him go.
Squirrelliness
3 months, 2 weeks ago
He was such a great guy, and I loved the little game contests he had, especially. I had won the last one but nothing game of it, though I don’t mind. I wish I had the knack for character writing he had, I could never manage it. I hope he is doing okay.
TillyFox
3 months, 2 weeks ago
Bye Tommy.....  :'(
Rainier
3 months, 2 weeks ago
Followup question: Do you know if he's ok with other artists drawing fan art?
MarcoWolf
3 months, 2 weeks ago
he always loved fan art from what i remember.
BunnyFz
3 months, 2 weeks ago
Hello. I lov3 Marshmello, he makes good music.
BigCat
3 months, 2 weeks ago
Nah,  he could have at least said goodbye to his fans, not just bail without saying anything.  It is understandable to want to move on,  but very rude to just ghost on those that love and support your work.
strayokami
3 months, 2 weeks ago
I will miss him a lot
lobofeo
3 months, 2 weeks ago
Well. that is a bad new... i miss him!
Lichfang
3 months, 2 weeks ago
I didn't realize he left, that's a shame, but not a shocker really. Any artist who does cub art, and especially those who almost exclusively draw cub art will probably end up doing likewise in the future. Even if there are welcoming pocket communities like here on IB, the outside is just too hostile and they seem like they are always out for blood. Enjoy any cub artist you like while you have them, because unless they feel like cub art is their hill to die on, there will only be more people leaving it behind in the future as long as cub art remains reviled by those outside of communities like IB.

At the end of the day cub art is just going to be bad for business for any furry artist looking to expand or avoid having their cub art negatively impact their day job in the current social climate. The only way I foresee rising and high tier cub artists staying is if they heavily capitalize on being in an increasingly niche market and raise their prices a lot to make it worth dealing with the hate mobs, but even then who knows for how long that can last or how willing and able the community is to pay higher prices for the content they want.

It sucks but it's the reality we find ourselves in. Also I can't say I'm a fan of gallery wipes, and they aren't even effective at covering your tracks if you want to disassociate yourself with past work since once you publish online it spreads and your art can find its way into archives or really difficult to scrub nooks and crannies. It seems easier to just start up a new alias in a different demographic or change art styles.

But yeah that's just my two cents on this. Sorry to see Samkin go, his art was cute, but I don't blame him in the slightest.
AlexanderValentine
3 months, 2 weeks ago
I usually don't say much but I was curious as to why he left. So I did a quick search and found this submission.

It's always saddening to see someone with such talent and amazing storytelling to leave, but he's an inspiration to all of us even if he has gone. The one thing I loved most about his work is how simplified his character designs were, and they were beautifully done. I'm going to miss him... and hope one day to see more art, even if I never recognize it to be him.

Never give up, Samkin. Keep drawing. And maybe see you again somewhere?
MarcoWolf
3 months, 2 weeks ago
damnt not again. honestly i really liked him and his characters. they honestly brought so much joy to my life.
MrCoyote
3 months, 2 weeks ago
I'll miss Tom u.u
AlexanderValentine
3 months, 1 week ago
I hope to see him again soon. To be fair, I always thought he was going to start up again after his last few comics and pieces, and change some things. I really would have loved to read a webcomic based around his characters, and it would have been amazing to see.
AlyssaKamber
3 months, 1 week ago
A number of artists who draw cub have left very recently and removed their work everywhere. Having seen someone on a furry board who's spamming every thread with claims that the fandom is filled with, quote, "dozens, if not hundreds" of child molesters, I'm wondering if someone is going around spreading an "if you don't leave, I'll send the authorities some BS in hopes that they arrest you on it" type stuff. This person sees to believe very firmly that every fur who looks at or draws cub is not just a real-life pedo, but an actual molester. He's been at his crusade for a few months, and so far seems to be failing (at least on that board) to gain a personal army.
Armigedon
3 months, 1 week ago
IMPORTANT QUESTION - does anybody have His stories?
Because there are, for now, only his art and 2 stories - sandra quest and foxy halloween.
And I remember there were many more.
misterpickleman
3 months, 1 week ago
I never saved the descriptions of his pics, just the pics themselves. I only have a vague recollection of what was happening in each picture...
lyonmon
3 months, 1 week ago
Pity, his work held a special place in my heart during a rough time in life...but we'll have to go on
BrokenPupper
3 months, 1 week ago
At this point in time I ponder about what people will do and not do. Times like this I feel like whoever's still around should do more in this and other communities; meet more friends, explore new things, pound more ass, compliments your loves, like... anything! Or everything. I dunno.

It sounds odd coming from someone that barely comments sure but I really think people outta do more communication while they have the chance. But eh, all i know is that there's alot of peeps I'm missing already.
ezalias
2 months, 2 weeks ago
I have no qualms whatsoever about people leaving.

I have no respect whatsoever when they take their shit with them.

People: stop making art harder to find.
neo4812
3 weeks, 3 days ago
that sucks I wish I got to see her art before she left
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