Scott Shaw (artist)
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Scott Shaw (often spelled Scott Shaw!) is a United States cartoonist and animator, and historian of comics. He is also an conductor of the concert band at Mary Institute and Country Day School. Among Scott's comic-book work is Hanna-Barbera's The Flintstones (for Marvel Comics and Harvey Comics), Captain Carrot and His Amazing Zoo Crew (for DC Comics), and Simpsons Comics (for Bongo Comics). He was also the first artist for the Archie Sonic the Hedgehog comic. He also maintains a regular column on eccentric comic books, scottshawsoddballcomics.com, which he also performs as a digital slide show at comics conventions.
Scott Shaw began selling his artwork while still in his teens after choosing a career as a cartoonist. Throughout the 1970s he contributed numerous stories to various underground comix. He also found work as an inker and then as a writer and penciller for a line of Hanna-Barbera comics which were originally published by Marvel Comics. Eventually, in 1978, he was hired to the Hanna-Barbera staff and became layout supervisor and character designer on NBC's The New Fred and Barney Show (starring the Flintstones) Saturday morning cartoon series.
He both wrote and drew for Archie Comics' Sonic the Hedgehog early on in the series' run. Most recently, he has become involved in the long-running litigation between Ken Penders and the publishers over copyright and character ownership.
Shaw's work in TV animation includes producing and directing The Completely Mental Misadventures of Ed Grimley for Hanna-Barbera, starring Martin Short and Camp Candy for DiC, starring John Candy. He was also awarded four Emmy Awards for his work as a story director/storyboard artist on CBS' Jim Henson's Muppet Babies (Marvel Productions). Scott has also worked on dozens of other cartoon series, including Krypto the Superdog, Johnny Test, What's New, Scooby-Doo?, Duck Dodgers, American Dragon, Teamo Supremo, Fantastic Four, Richie Rich, Popeye and Son, The Smurfs, The Snorks and The Bungle Brothers segments of Tex Avery's The Kwicky Koala Show and many others. Scott also worked on Disney's direct-to-DVD Mickey's Twice Upon a Christmas and Mulan 2.
For nearly ten years, Shaw was the Senior Art Director of Ogilvy & Mather (Los Angeles), where he co-wrote, co-directed, storyboarded and designed hundreds of animated TV commercials for Post Fruity and Cocoa Pebbles cereal. He also wrote and drew many print ads for the product, and has designed and illustrated many of the cereal's packages.
For 10 years, Shaw wrote a column on the Comic Book Resources website titled "Oddball Comics" where he selected comic and magazine issues noted for their strangeness and provided facts and commentary on them. As of April 1, 2006, Shaw moved this column to its own website (also called Oddball Comics) that continues this format, expanded to include other "oddball" topics as well.
- Kubota, Gary (1998). "Comic Invention: Cartoonist Scott Shaw! sheds light on the uniquely American art form". Honolulu Star-Bulletin. Retrieved 27 September 2012.
- "AICN COMICS Q&@: superhero talks with CAPTAIN CARROT & THE ZOO CREW’s Scott Shaw!". Ain't It Cool News. Oct 13, 2011. Retrieved 27 September 2012.
- Golden, Geoffrey (July 14, 2011). "Comic-Con 2011: Guide To The Funniest Panels - Saturday". Crave Online.
- "AICN COMICS SPECIAL: superhero alerts us to where and when you can catch Scott Shaw!’s ODDBALL COMICS Show in Hollywood!!!". Ain't It Cool News. Apr 20, 2012.
- Oliver, Tristan (August 14, 2012). "US Copyright Office Accepts Scott Shaw’s Sonic Comic Claims". TSSZ News.
- Nelson, Valerie J (January 10, 2007). "Iwao Takamoto, 81; animator for Hanna-Barbera drew Scooby-Doo". Los Angeles Times.
- Schelly, Bill (2010). Founders of Comic Fandom: Profiles of 90 Publishers, Dealers, Collectors, Writers, Artists and Other Luminaries of the 1950s And 1960s. McFarland. p. 103.
- Shaw, Scott. "Oddball Comics". (First page). Archived from the original on March 21, 2012.
- Shaw, Scott. "Oddball Comics Archive". (Archive; first 10 pages only). Archived from the original on April 11, 2012.
- comiXology.com's podcast with Bill Morrison and Scott Shaw on the Captain Carrot and the Final Ark mini-series
- Scott Shaw at the Internet Movie Database