SCOTT SHAW! (yes, that exclamation point is a part of his name) is living proof of gonzo journalist’s Hunter S. Thompson’s statement: “when the going gets weird, the weird turn pro.” An experienced professional cartoonist/writer in the fields of comic books, animation, advertising and toy design, Scott is also a historian of cartooning in all its forms.
Scott’s first published comic story appeared in the underground comic book GORY STORIES QUARTERLY. After writing and drawing a number of stories for other underground and “ground level” comix, including FEAR AND LAUGHTER (Kitchen Sink); QUACK! (Star*Reach); and WILD ANIMALS (Pacific), he went on to work on such titles as HANNA-BARBERA’S THE FLINTSTONES (Marvel and Harvey); HANNA-BARBERA’S YOGI BEAR (Marvel and Harvey); HANNA-BARBERA’S LAFF-A-LYMPICS (Marvel); WHAT IF? (Marvel); and DESTROYER DUCK (Eclipse). With Roy Thomas, he co-created the funny animal superhero series, CAPTAIN CARROT AND HIS AMAZING ZOO CREW! (DC). Scott went on to work as a writer, penciler or inker (and often all three) on a diverse assortment of comic books, including SONIC THE HEDGEHOG (Archie), MIGHTY MUTANIMALS (Archie); TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES MEET THE CONSERVATION CORPS (Archie); WHO’S WHO IN THE DC UNIVERSE (DC); USAGI YOJIMBO (Fantagraphics and Dark Horse); DUCKMAN (Topps); DONALD DUCK ADVENTURES (Disney); BETTY AND VERONICA (Archie); LITTLE ARCHIE (Archie); RADIOACTIVE MAN 80-PAGE COLOSSAL (Bongo); TEX AVERY’S COMICS AND STORIES (Dark Horse); DROOPY (Dark Horse); SCREWY SQUIRREL (Dark Horse); BURGER KING KIDS CLUB COMICS (Burger King); THE BIG BOOK OF URBAN LEGENDS (Paradox); THE BIG BOOK OF LOSERS (Paradox); and BART SIMPSON’S TREEHOUSE OF HORRORS (Bongo), SUPERMAN & BATMAN: WORLD’S FUNNEST (DC), TEEN TITANS (DC), STREETWISE (Two Morrows), SIMPSONS COMICS (Bongo), BART SIMPSON COMICS (Bongo), SPARK GENERATORS (Slave Labor), WEIRD TALES OF THE RAMONES (Rhino), LOONEY TUNES (DC), WELCOME TO TRANQUILITY (Wildstorm), THE ADVENTURES OF SCOOTER McDOOGAL (Education Comics), SIMPSONS SUMMER SHINDIG (Bongo), DC SUPER FRIENDS (DC), THE ADVENTURES OF CAPTAIN ROCHESTER (Rochester Electronics) and THE TICK 20TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL (New England Comics). In October, 2007, DC Comics published a three-issue revival of the characters Scott co-created twenty-five earlier, CAPTAIN CARROT AND THE FINAL ARK, co-written and drawn by him.
In a related field, Scott has worked on the syndicated newspaper comic strip incarnations of BUGS BUNNY and WOODSY OWL.
In addition to comic books, Scott has made his mark on animated cartoons. Recent projects have included gags and storyboards for CLASS OF 3000 (Cartoon Network), KRYPTO THE SUPERDOG, WHAT’S NEW, SCOOBY-DOO and DUCK DODGERS (Warner Bros.), DANGER RANGERS (Educational Adventures) and MICKEY’S TWICE UPON A CHRISTMAS and MULAN II. (Disney) He was the producer/director of John Candy’s CAMP CANDY (DIC) and the co-producer/art director of Mart