Sam Alden was born in 1988 and grew up in Portland, Oregon. He is best known in the indie comics world for his online short stories Household, Backyard, The Man That Dances In The Meadow, Farmer's Dilemma and The Worm Troll, and for the online comic Haunter, serialized on Study Group. In 2013 he won the Ignatz Award for Promising New Talent, and was a International Guest of Honor at both the Entrevietas Comics Festival in Colombia and at the BilBolBul Festival in Bologna, Italy. His debut collection, It Never Happened Again, came out in Spring 2014 from Uncivilized Books.
Sam has lived in Portland, New Orleans, Alaska and Montreal, where he has worked as a freelance cartoonist and as a storyboarder for Adventure Time.