Portfolio 2023


Cover Art “Godzilla Rivals: Biollante Vs. Destoroyah”

Finally, here’s the latest cover I’ve done with @idwpublishing !

@godzilla_toho Rivals: Biollante Vs. Destoroyah

written by @nickmarinoart and with Sean Paloma interiors

I definitely love Godzilla and the whole universe!!
Here, I’m presented with a challenge to move these two complex and amazing Kaijus, facing each other! Great challenge! And also super fun to make the color.
I have to say that I love how the guys from IDW have integrated the titles! Fantastic job!

You can check the book on the IDW website as an exclusive cover!

The original art is for sale, write me to get it! juansamuart@juansamu




Star Trek: Defiant #1 – 2023 Online Exclusive this month!

🤩Super happy to share this!Star Trek!My first cover work in this exciting and lovely saga!

There will only be 1000 copies, order it! 🙂 https://www.idwpublishing.com/product/star-trek-defiant-1-online-exclusive

⚡Original cover available on paper! interested, DM!

Exclusive Cover Art by Juan Samu! A brand-new series comes spinning directly out of the hit Star Trek comic book! Someone is killing the gods. But Benjamin Sisko’s Prophets-guided dealings of the higher cosmos has led him to forget about the very real casualties on lower ground. The enemy is a MAN, not a god. And Worf of House Martok has put together his own crew aboard the U.S.S. Defiant in hopes of defeating the dangerous messiah behind this genocidal cult. The Dirty Dozen meets Star Trek in this new series from the creative mind of Chris Cantwell (Iron Man, Namor, Star Wars: Obi-Wan) and drawn by Angel Unzueta (Iron Man, Star Wars: Poe Dameron, the Flash)! Star Trek: Defiant is the first expansion of IDW’s exciting new Star Trek initiative that started with the 400th issue and carries on into a bold new storytelling future!



This is my second book with Cavan Scott, my first book with Dark Horse and my long-awaited first time with Star Wars! I love work with Cavan, is a great writer. With him the line is really easy, evocative and pleasant… Not hereee! (Creepy voice) ^^ Same for my editors at the hard work and glad to sharing book with so many great artists!

This project blown my mind because I’m a big fan of Star Wars! I’m from the 80’s… so I lived the original trilogy as a child! and I have given my best to represent the characters, the environments and the necessary creepyest atmosphere.
I love this genre.  Terror for young readers / Sci-fi.  I feel more comfortable, it amuses me.  To get scary, I can exaggerate the acting to get more sordid, strange or scary moments but without ever losing control, so that it is always believable for the kids.  Also here I have been able to mix it with my beloved Star Wars aesthetics and themes and make it respectable enough for the saga and that the most demanding fans can also enjoy it. 

In add, I’ve had the opportunity to color my own pages.  It is a very satisfying job but it has many nuances and possibilities that make it necessary to have things clear in order to move forward.  I’ve experimented with color to make the atmosphere as cool, strange, suffocating and scary as possible considering the references of each character, droid or element of Star Wars involved.

I love Star Wars and in fact I would be doing this all the time!


Transformers/Back To The Future made it to the Best New Stars Books

I’m happy to announce that my book, “Transformers/Back To The Future”, made it to BookAuthority’s Best New Stars Books:
BookAuthority collects and ranks the best books in the world, and it is a great honor to get this kind of recognition. Thank you for all your support!
The book is available for purchase on Amazon.

The best new Stars books

Elvira meets Vincent Price #1

I had the pleasure to work for the first time with Dynamite comics in this amazing series. Written by the great David Avallone, colored by Walter Pereyra and letters by Taylor Exposito and Elizabeth Sharland. Elvira Mistress of the Dark with Vincent Price, or rather, his ghost! It’s a 5 Issues complete comic series drawed by me that you have to get no matter what if you want to have fun.


Transformers Back to the Future

And the most epic comic I’ve ever drawn. Transformers Back to the Future #4. In Issue# 2 I already designed Siklz, a great challenge! But here I had to design a very characteristic colossus that has become a highly anticipated Decepticon! Drawing this outcome was really fantastic and very special for me! It would be great to continue this adventure! hope you like it if you read it!

Written by Cavan Scott
Colored by David Garcia and Candice Han
Letters by Neil Uyetake
Edited by IDW