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Illustrator Scott Campbell April 9, 2011

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Scott Campbell graduated from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco with a BFA in illustration with a focus on comics and children’s illustration in 1992. He began his career at Lucas Learning as a concepts artist for children’s video games. Over the years, he has worked as Art Director for Double Fine productions, published numerous comics and children’s books, and exhibited at galleries. He is most known for his nostalgic watercolor paintings and scraggily drawing aesthetic.

(above) From Campbell’s book “Zombie in Love” by Kelly DiPucchio (2011)


One of Campbell’s most recent endeavors is his GREAT SHOWDOWNS project in which he illustrates famous scenes in movies. He is very successful in choosing a scene in a movie and rendering it in his carefree , cute style while preserving key elements and spirit of the movie. It has received great popularity, as viewers often have fun guessing what movies are depicted.

(above) From Great Showdowns…Take a guess at what movies they are


Scott Campbell has received an Honorable Mention (2009) and Silver Medal (2005) for Dear Ship’s Log and Igloo Head and Tree Head, respectively. He has also received an Ignatz nomination for Best New Talent as well as numerous art direction awards for Psychonauts, a children’s computer game by Double Fine Productions.

(above) Paper Boy 1884

More of Scotts work can be seen at http://www.pyramidcar.com/ and Scott will be at MoCCA this weekend.