Whether whispers or declared loudly, dishonest or truthful, conversations are everywhere. It is in the gestures we interpret, the Freudian slips we make, and the the miscommunications we have via text message, email, and social media. Conversations can be declarative or confessional, and intensely private. They occur in every moment of our day. 


The cover image for Rollick Magazine’s Conversations issue is by illustrator and cartoonist, Sam Beck.

Born and raised in Toronto, Sam has worked on number of mini-comics and illustrations that focus on myths, fantasy and surrealism. For on more on Sam’s work, please visit:


A Photo Found in Black and White

Coincidence did not cause the young man’s cheek to share the curve of mine in his gray, buttered face. His finger-combed hair wet with grease,

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