Sam Marlow was born and raised in New York City. He graduated in 2008 from the school of the Art Institute of Chicago, where he studied 2D animation and comic book illustration. In 2009 he co-curated the volunteer show at The Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art, entitled "Meanwhile... At 594 Broadway." In 2011, he collaborated with Ellis Rosen on a short story about Aaron Lansky and the recovery of Yiddish literature in the graphic novel "Yiddishkeit." From 2009 to 2012 he worked as an animator, editor and producer for an advertising company in Manhattan. Since then, he has been working to complete animated segments for a documentary about plant diversity, entitled "The Inheritance of Loss."