Monday, May 30, 2011

A little traveling

Hey all. I'll be away from the blog for a bit. I'm leaving for North Carolina to attend Heroes Con in Charlotte. I'll be taking a few days after that to survey the NC area for possible places to relocate my family. We've hit our limit with Illinois winters so NC is topping our lists at the moment.   See you when I get back.

Friday, May 27, 2011

Scott: Kermit the Frog


Who said that every wish would be heard and answered when wished on the morning star?

The lovers, the dreamers, and me.

Yeah, my kids call him Hermick. I kind of can't think of him as anyone but Hermick now. Today you get a little bonus as you wait for Skottie to post: my boys Finn (6) and Eli (2 1/2) have contributed their first renditions of SkottieScott jams. Finn's is signed...his second image is Hermick rocking his cowboy hat from the big scene at the end of the MUPPET MOVIE. Eli's features what I've been reassured are "fireballs".

9"x12", sumi on bristol (the boys' are colored pencil on bristol), $110 US, $120 international for MY black and white drawing only. E-MAIL if you know that it's probably magic...first come first served. Proceeds to benefit Joplin, MO relief.

Thursday, May 26, 2011




9"x12", sumi on bristol, $110 US, $120 international for the BLACK AND WHITE LINE ART ONLY. Proceeds to benefit the Joplin, MO relief. E-MAIL if you're feeling a little wild, first come, first served.

Skottie: Animal

Listen. The Muppets are just awesome and I love drawing them. That is all! :)

Today is just a straight up sketch, no color, bells or whistles. 9x12 ink on bristol.

Sorry folks, today's sketch is already spoken for. Someone just turned 14 weeks old today and this is his present. Oliver Stegman in the house!!

Wednesday, May 25, 2011



With the baNANA in tha EEarrr...wocka wocka...

I love that he's just oblivious. Fozzie's one of my favorites, wearing his heart on his sleeve. 9"x12", sumi on bristol, $110 US, $120 international for the BLACK AND WHITE ONLY, all proceeds going to charity. E-MAIL if you need some funny funny bear...

Skottie: Fozzie Bear

I've always loved the Muppets would mix with the current pop culture of the time. So today I couldn't resist adding the Muppets resident stand-up comedian to the podcasting clutches of W.T.F. 's Marc Maron. This is probably what it would like like if Fozzie stopped by the cat ranch and had a chat with Marc.

UPDATE: A big thank you goes out to Marc Maron, comedian and host of W.T.F. When he saw this post he requested a color print of the piece and in return he offered a generous donation to the cause in Joplin, MO. We don't ever sell prints, and we won't be starting. But since this is a drawing of him, and for him I made an exception. It's for charity! So, my hats off to Mr. Marc Maron for being an all around great guy. Thank you, my friend.

9x12 ink on bristol board. Colors in Photoshop


Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Scott: Bunsen Honeydew and Beaker

Gotta love these guys. I've got this friend Rich that, when we were younger and there was the prospect of doing something he didn't want to, he'd grab his lower lip and flap it and whine, "memememe?"

9"x12", sumi on bristol, $110 us, $120 international for the BLACK AND WHITE ONLY! E-MAIL if you'd like these guys. Remember, it's a double win this week as all proceeds are going to charity!

Skottie: Dr. Bunsen Honeydew and Beaker

I loved the these two and the crazy experiments Bunsen would subject Beaker to. These characters are hard to make your own. The Henson Company really boiled each character down to it's essence thru shape which is what we try to do as cartoonists. They nailed it and it's hard to think I can do better without changing the characters. So I'm ok with playing in the sandbox they gave us.

All proceeds from both Scott and I this week will donated to help aid the victims of the tornado in the Joplin, MO area.

9x12 ink on bristol


Monday, May 23, 2011

Joplin, MO Aid

Both Scott and I will be donating all proceeds from this weeks daily sketches to the victims of the tornado in and around Joplin, MO. Our thoughts are with those families and friends in the area. Hopefully our contribution will help in some small way give back a bit of what was lost. We'd like to thank all of you for the support you've given us and for helping us to give back some of that support to those in need.



Yeah, what could go wrong here?

9"x12", sumi on bristol, $110 US, $120 international. E-MAIL if you'd like this weirdo, first come, first served, black and white line drawing only...!

Skottie: Gonzo

Let me start by saying that I will be getting a Grinch piece in sometime soon. I'm on the last week of my 8 issue run on Ozma of Oz so I'm in the homestretch of deadlines.

That said, we're reaching back to one of the shows that was a staple around my house... The Muppet Show. I think Henson defined my idea of imagination starting with the Muppet Show and branching out into the amazing movies. We'll kick things off with GONZO!! The chicken loving, horn blowing blue... thing. haha.

9x12 ink on bristol. Color in photoshop

All proceeds from my art this week will be donated to the Red Cross to help out the tornado victims in the Joplin, MO area. 


Wednesday, May 18, 2011


Hey loyal followers of SKOTTIESCOTT! A couple of quick things:

By now all of you keen-eyed folks out there have probably seen that we're planning the launch of TR!CKSTER, a new way of promoting creator-owned work and endeavors. It's equal parts retail space, gallery, and symposia. These symposia are focused, intense workshops designed for people interested in HOW we work and WHY we do what we do, creator-owend style. We feel that, from up and comers to seasoned professionals, everyone should continue to learn and be open to new ways of thinking and the symposia are for just that.

Skottie and I are offering a very special symposia: SKOTTIESCOTT: LIVE. We'll be focusing on character design for different types of storytelling and content: why you'd use certain shape or line quality in different situations to establish tone, weight, and acting. We'll focus on the concept of storytelling in a single illustration, what that means, and how it can inform every panel of a comic. We'll deal with style vs. substance and how to develop a unique voice in your drawings.

The Symposia are ticketed affairs and will be offered for a fee, online, very soon at TR!CKSTER's website. They'll be VERY LIMITED SEATING to maintain this unique workshop atmosphere.

We'd like to thank you all for patiently waiting out a week off here on the blog. Skottie and I get a little crazy with making books, movies, and mayhem and sometimes need to step back and breathe. But we'll be back!

Monday, May 16, 2011

Skottie: Green Eggs and Ham

I have a 17 month old son who is starting to take one look at something and decide that he will not be eating it. I can relate to Green Eggs and Ham very much right now.

9x12 ink and watercolor pencil on bristol


Thursday, May 12, 2011



I love Sam I Am. I love Green Eggs and Ham. 9"x12", sumi on bristol.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Skottie: Horton Hears a Who

Horton is such a great little tale and this is one of the strongest moments Dr. Seuss ever gave me. For any of you in the comic book business you know that this is how it feels most days. Trying to find your flower in a field of a million flowers. It's a ton of work but when you find it you feel like you've conquered the world.

On the art side I always admired Seuss for his ability to have such strong visuals with the use of black, white and just a few select flat colors.

9x12 ink on bristol


Tuesday, May 10, 2011



All of Teddy Geisel's creations hold a special place for me, but some of them more than others. My mentor Maurice Noble knew Geisel really well and designed many of his animated productions, including the Lorax, Horton Hears a Who, and of course How the Grinch Stole Christmas. Maurice really liked the Lorax, though, because of its message.

9"x12", sumi on bristol, $110 US, $120 international for the BLACK AND WHITE ONLY. E-MAIL if you're feeling smoggy, first come first served.

Skottie: Lorax

I think the Lorax is one of the most powerful Suess tales. It's really quite dark and heavy. It's stuck with me my entire life.


Monday, May 9, 2011



I love this week's a father, as an artist, as a storyteller, it's just going to be a blast. Stay tuned!

9"x12", sumi on bristol, black and white image for $110 US, $120 international. E-MAIL if you need a little love from the Cat in the Hat, first come, first served!

Skottie: Cat in the Hat

Ok, so Scott and I agreed that after 4 straight weeks of Star Wars that we were getting a bit burnt out. The whole point for these warm ups is to get the juices flowing and start the creative process for the day. Feeling zapped defeats it. So we're pushing Return of the Jedi off for another time. We WILL do it, we're just going to move on to some other things for now.

Dr. Suess was a subject I was excited to get to. It's also a challenge because I feel that my style isn't light years away from his so putting my won twist on these classics will interesting.

Cat in the Hat. I always wanted to see him be a bit more evil looking since he really was quite a ***hole! So I gave him a bit more of a menacing look while causing his havoc.

9x12 ink and watercolor pencil on bristol.


Friday, May 6, 2011



"He's no good to me dead." 12"x16", cell vinyl on watercolor paper, $400 US or international. E-MAIL if you want him, first come, first served.

The progress shots really detail how I lay things out sometimes, fully realizing props and background elements and then knocking them back with atmosphere. I love the feeling of thick air in an image.

Skottie: Boba Fett

Who did not love the Boba Fett action figure as a kid. He had a ROCKET PACK!!! Now, we never really saw much of him and knew even less but somehow he stood out in everyone's mind as their favorite character. The helmet alone was badass. So here is my tribute to the worlds favorite bounty hunter.

9x12 bristol, ink and watercolor pencils


Thursday, May 5, 2011



I like thinking these guys just hang around like idiots waiting for work. IG-88 had some stupid feet, didn't he? Man.

Quick marker sketch on paper, 8.5" x 11", $75 US, $90 international. E_MAIL if you want 'em, first come, first served.

Skottie: Bounty Hunter

When you look at the lineup of bounty hunters in Empire Strikes back there is one that stands out like a sore thumb. The guy with the the bandage like wrap on his scrub face. He is the Dog the Bounty Hunter of the Star Wars universe, complete with big haired wife.

9x12 ink on bristol. Tones in Manga Studio


Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Scott: Lando


Well, what have we here? Lando rolls deep, my friends, like a party with every step...his human iPod Lobot as his wing man. Dig it.

9"x12", watercolor and pencil on watercolor paper, $125 US, $140 international. E-MAIL if you truly belong with us amongst the clouds...first come, first served.

Skottie: Lando

Lando's hair... that's all. Just, Lando's hair is all I have to say.

9x12 ink on bristol. Color in photoshop


Monday, May 2, 2011

Scott: Asteroid Worm


I love this thing. I love that it's a big hand puppet. Watch out for the mynocks, though. 9"x12", watercolor and pencil on watercolor paper, $125 US, $140 international. E-MAIL if you think the ground feels strange, first come, first served!

Skottie: Asteroid Worm

If the Asteroid Worm has a name I don't want to know it. I like thinking of Star Wars in the same way I did when I was a kid. I didn't know all the names. I just called them what I thought fit. A giant worm coming out of an asteroid... Astroid Worm!

9x12 ink, white ink on bristol.