Samuel Leighton-Dore (he/him) is a multidisciplinary artist and writer based in Bundjalung Country on the Gold Coast, Australia. With a keen interest in mental health and masculinity, Leighton-Dore writes for SBS Voices and produces work spanning ceramics, LED neon, illustration, animation and painting. His book of illustrations, How To Be A Big Strong Man, was released through Smith Street Books and Simon and Schuster in August 2019. His first solo exhibition, Fragile Masculinity, Handle With Care, formed part of the 2019 Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras festival. His ceramic works have appeared on the cover of the Australian Journal of Ceramics and exhibited as part of the North Queensland Ceramic Awards. He's currently developing an animated series and runs Sad Man Studio, a bespoke animation studio which tells stories with heart and humour.