Cartoonist, Captain Carrot and His Amazing Zoo Crew!; comics historian, Oddball Comics
For 47 years, Scott Shaw! has written and drawn underground comix (Fear and Laughter, Gory Stories Quarterly), kids’ comic books (Captain Carrot and his Amazing Zoo Crew!, Sonic the Hedgehog, Simpsons Comics), comic strips (Bugs Bunny, Woodsy Owl), graphic novels (Annoying Orange), TV cartoons (Jim Henson’s Muppet Babies, The Completely Mental Misadventures of Ed Grimley, Camp Candy), toys (McFarlane Toys’ line of Hanna-Barbera and Simpsons action figures), and advertising (Pebbles Cereal commercials starring the Flintstones). His work has garnered him four Emmy Awards, an Eisner Award, and a Humanities Award. Scott is also known for presentations of “the craziest comic books ever published,” Oddball Comics Live! (with a long-awaited book coming in Summer 2019 from TwoMorrows), and his regular participation in Quick Draw! with Mark Evanier and Sergio Aragonés. He was also one of the kids who created what is currently known as Comic-Con International: San Diego. His most recent projects have been illustrating Dark Horse’s How to Win at Life by Cheating at Everything!; designing, drawing, and art directing Play Tone LLC’s Marooned Lagoon, a children’s picture book; designing and illustrating the wraparound cover for Bear Manor’s Long Title: Looking for the Good Times—Examining the Monkees’ Songs, One by One; writing the introduction to photographer Greg Preston’s new collection of portraits of cartoonists in their studios, The Artist Within: Book 2—Behind the Lines; and art directing Topps’ Garbage Pail Kids mobile app game.