We had a splendid time last weekend, you guys. Thank you all for coming! Thank you to Gallery Nucleus for putting on such an amazing event! Thanks to What’s Up Dog! for bringing some dog friends to meet people and thank you all of you who brought your dogs! i was so happy to meet all those dogs. and all of you.
If you would like to adopt a sweet little dog, go to What’s Up Dog!’s site and browse those little guys! super cute… whatsupdogla.com
Somewhere there is video of the cool little tricks that some of the dogs were doing. i was so into watching those tricks.
All of the artwork from the show can be viewed here: gallerynucleus.com/gallery/pieces
The If Dogs Run Free picture book, words by Bob Dylan and pictures by me, will be released on September 3rd! Very Soon!
And bonus news: if you would like to listen to the song that the book is based on, you can get Bob Dylan’s New Morning record from 1970, but he has also just released a new album with a new version of the song! You can listen to it right here: bobdylan.com/us/music/bootleg-series-vol-10-another-self-portrait
Gallery Nucleus has also posted a whole bunch of photos from the event. You should go see how fun it was! gallerynucleus.com/photoset
And here are some samples of the photos and the good time we all had together…
I am very excited to share some news with you!
There is a brand new picture book to be released on September 3rd called If Dogs Run Free with words by the very legendary Bob Dylan and pictures by ME (Scott Campbell) from Simon & Schuster.
It is a book that contains a whole lot of dogs just enjoying themselves all over the place. Which is great because I LOVE DOGS. Even after drawing a million dogs for this book, i am still into dogs.
Here are some examples of what you will find on the inside of the book:
We will be having a special book release/ art exhibition to celebrate the release of the book On August 24th at Gallery Nucleus! It will be a super fun show. Lot’s of dog portraits and paintings everywhere. And you can bring your dog! there should be little zones in which they can enjoy themselves.
i will tell you more about this show later, but in the meantime you can read about it on the Gallery Nucleus website!
Well, that was sure a fun time! It was great to see all of you at San Diego Comic Con year 2013!
Remember the Comic Con Prints? You can now get those prints online!
- “The Retreat” (Edition of 70 from Poster Cabaret)
- “Caring For Others“ (Edition of 150 from Poster Cabaret)
- “Dogs Being Dogs” (open edition from Gallery Nucleus)
- “Pyramid House“ (open edition from Gallery Nucleus)
I would like to share with you some tender memories from SDCC 2013, if that would be alright. please, embark on this memory journey with me…
This was our booth. That’s Olly Moss and Mike Mitchell sitting down over there. and Ben from Gallery Nucleus in the backgroun.. We need bigger signs i think.
Here are some of the people that seemed to have enjoyed the Great Showdowns book.
And the Joker.. (which means a lot to me because the joker knows what is funny.) (she is the Joker, right? is that a different character i am getting wrong?)
Check out this amazing cross stitch of the Muscleman that someone brought by! I LOVE IT.
And geez louise, this gal had the most amazing hand painted Double Fine Action Comics nails!
One of my crown jewel moments was when Sasha Nein came by! The actual fellow who voiced the character of Sasha Nein in the smash hit video game Psychonauts! His real name is Stephen Stanton. He was a real cool guy. He would make a good actual Psychonaut teacher i think.
But my favorite dude i saw was this guy..
Ok! see you next time!
San Diego Comic Con 2013 is happening again next week and i am getting really excited about it. I am bringing so much stuff.
I will be sharing tables with Olly Moss, Mike Mitchell, Becky & Frank, Kazu Kibuishi, and Jason Caffoe at the NEW Gallery Nucleus booth location #2743 (next to IDW, Acme Archives, and Image Comics)
that’s… BOOTH #2743
Here are some of the NEW THINGS that i will be bringing!
NEW PRINT from Poster Cabaret… “Caring For Others“ $30 (edition of 150)
NEW PRINT from Poster Cabaret… “The Retreat“ $30 (edition of 70)
NEW PRINT from Gallery Nucleus: “Dogs Being Dogs” (open edition celebrating the release of the new picture book If Dogs Run Free …words by Bob Dylan, Pictures by Scott C)
Also, from Gallery Nucleus will be a bigger print called “Pyramid House” (open edition)
TWO NEW SHIRTS from Gallery Nucleus
Volumes 1 and 2 of Double Fine Action Comics from ONI Press. (you can also find these at the ONI table #1833. you can find my signing schedule at their booth BELOW.)
The NEW Art Of Brutal Legend book…
The Great Showdowns book…
THE 2013 SCOTT C CHECKLIST:
- NEW PRINTS: “Caring For Others“, “The Retreat“, “Dogs Being Dogs“, “Pyramid House“
- NEW SHIRTS
- Double Fine Action Comics Volume 1 and volume 2
- Art Of Brutal Legend book
- Amazing Everything: The Art of Scott C book
- Great Showdowns book
- “Sharing Time“, “Volcano Cloud“, “The Pile” and various other prints
- Great Showdowns AP prints from past runs (very limited supply)
APPEARANCES AWAY FROM THE TABLE:
* * * I will be signing Double Fine Action Comics at the ONI Press booth #1833 at these times:
Thurs: 2pm – 3:50pm
Fri: 2pm – 3:50pm
Join artists Ted Naifeh (Courtney Crumrin), Scott C. (Double Fine Action Comics, Great Showdowns), Joey Weiser (Mermin), and others for a fun interactive monster-creation art battle! Kids of all ages are welcome, and every attendee receives free comics!
San Diego Comic Con is next week!
You can find me sharing a table with Olly Moss and Mike Mitchell at the Gallery Nucleus booth #2743.
I will be debuting a number of new things for the show. Including this “Caring For Others” print.
I will be posting a more detailed list of things i will bring and signing times very soon!
Omg, you guys.
Two great shows are happening on Friday. One in Los Angeles and one in New York City. I have paintings in both shows.
SPACE! The Gallery Show
(curated by the super popular bro, MIKE MITCHELL)
June 21st 7 – 10pm
@Gallery 1988 (west) in Los Angeles
Here is my contribution to the SPACE show. It is called simply “The Cosmos”.
ALSO, THIS FRIDAY in Brooklyn is this amazing show at Bunnycutlet Gallery curated by My Plastic Heart.
15 Beats: The Artists of My Plastic Heart
Opening night June 21st, 7 – 10pm
158 Roebling Street
Here is one of the paintings i will have in that show. It is called “Freakin”.
You can get them online or right at the shop!
Oh, man! Just look at that, THE GREAT BATTLE OF OUR TIME!
We will be signing books and just having a great time together. Bring your friends and loved ones.
Scott C. Double Fine Action Comics book signing party!
Thursday June 6th
7 – 9 pm
540 Metropolitan Ave in Brooklyn
Here is a facebook event for it, so you can keep tabs on who is going. It will be a real to do.
This weekend will be exciting, you guys, because the Toronto Comic Arts Festival will be taking place once again. May 11-12. My favorite of all the festivals!
I shall have with me a bunch of new things and old things including the new Volumes 1 and 2 of The Double Fine Action Comics from Oni Press, The Art Of Brutal Legend book from UDON, the HICKEE book from Topatoco, Great Showdowns book, and the newest prints “Sharing Time” and “Volcano Cloud“ from Poster Cabaret.
I will also be participating the the following panels:
Comics vs Games: Narrative Intersections
Featuring Scott C., Bryan Lee O’Malley, Ben Rivers, Jim Zub, Moderator Miguel Sternberg
Saturday, May 11, 1:00pm-2:30pm
@ Bit Bazaar, Bento Miso, 862 Richmond Street West (Queen & Strachan)
Live Drawing… 2! Four creators enter, one creator leaves! Come watch four artists draw for their lives – and for your entertainment. Winners will feast on the souls of the losers (vegetarian option available). Featuring Phil McAndrew, Lucy Knisley, Jim Rugg, and Scott C.! Sunday May 12, 4 – 5pm
Here is a full list of what i shall have with me:
Hey, you guys want to go behind the scenes? See what happens behind those scenes?
The Scorsese tribute show that Spoke Art curated at Bold Hype Gallery in New York last weekend was a sweet success. The piece I created for the show was called “The Five Points Experience”. It was inspired by the epic fight scene at the beginning of Martin Scorsese’s Gangs Of New York.
Spoke Art will be releasing a limited edition print of “The Five Point Experience” at 5pm PST today! So go the Spoke Art site and prepare for that.
Would you like to go behind the scenes and see what went into this piece? Well, let me take you there, my friends. You deserve it.
I very much enjoyed the opening fight scene from this film. It reminded me of those classic Bruegel paintings depicting the everyday craziness of medieval life in the streets. People hanging out, fooling around, fighting, chatting, selling things, standing on their heads,these have been some of the most exciting paintings for me to look at ever since i was a child. Old newspaper illustrations of the five points gave the impression that the New York streets of the 1800′s were just as packed with crazy activity.
Check out all these medieval guys having a blast together in the streets…
And here is Scorsese’s Five Points. Bill The Butcher’s gang is getting all pumped in this first shot here.
2. DRAWING TIME!
I took all of this reference to the cafe and sketched dudes fighting and having a rough time along with some loose layout sketches…
3. COMPUTER TIME
I scanned all these doodles and composed them into a nice little piece. Very loose of course, so i don’t get bummed on myself if the final painting doesn’t turn out exactly like the drawings. I like to use the doodles as they are exactly and just blow them up so they retain that same energy.
Put some rough values in there so see how the groups of dudes looked there. It is hard to tell when it is just line work.
This is what i printed out and traced onto the watercolor paper…
4. Tracing Time
I traced that thing right onto the paper with my pencil and my light box. It was no big deal.
5. Painting time
Then it was painting time. I started by choosing some colors that might go nicely together and tried to stick to those for the rest of the time..
I like to do a big wash of the background color first. And then i put all the skin tones in. I don’t know why i do this. It’s just a superstitious thing that i do.
Then i just put all the basic colors in there. It looks like a mess usually and I always get a little worried at this stage.
When i can’t handle it any longer i mix a good line color and paint the line work. I am thankful for this point because then they start to look like little dudes with little lives…
Paint that house. Don’t forget the house.
Finally i could relax and begin bringing out the value contrast a bit and make those darks way darker. Make those pants really pop there.
6. CALLING IT DONE!
Eventually, i just need to call it done because I could noodle on this thing forever. So after adding some gouache spots of white for snow, i call it done! And it looked like this! And still does to this day!
oh, wait! THE FRAMING!
I found this amazing old frame in a thrift shop and my friends over at Make A Frame in Brooklyn turned it into the sweetest little piece. I was super happy about how it turned out. I could see it chilling in an old bar in the Five Points perhaps.
Thank you, everyone for reliving the magic with me. If you are interested in a print of “The Five Points Experience”, you should jump on it today at 5pm PST at Spoke Art!
Ok! Later days!