Born in Montreal and based in Glasgow, Samara Leibner is an illustrator, art consultant and the art director of New Escapologist magazine. She has worked as a storyboard artist, a graphic designer for bands and small businesses, and as a magazine, comics and book illustrator. She is a member of the Montreal live mural art collective En masse and often collaborates with Robert Wringham, Reggie Chamberlain-King and Wireless Mystery Theatre. She did the almost-every-weekly silent webcomic ASTRONAUT from 2009 to 2011.
She has curated several contemporary art exhibitions at Galerie D’Este and has art-consulted for the Ritz-Carlton Residences Montreal, Fox Productions Montreal (notably on X-Men: Days of Future Past), and both private and corporate collections.
Other skills include embroidery, copy-editing, and getting dressed all by herself. She likes to read connected histories, popular science, and Georgette Heyer murder mysteries.