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Amazing Everything: The Art of Scott C. Hardcover – September 20, 2011
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~ Mike Mignola, creator of Hellboy
The best thing about Scott’s work is that it’s so damn cute, clever, and funny! It’s the perfect combination of whimsy and weird that make these adorable little scenes play out with such witty and awkward social commentary.”
~ Tara McPherson, artist
I tried to pull together the essence of Scott C. once, to make a perfume called Essence of Scott C.’ I mixed together extreme pleasantness, enthusiasm for beverages and other things, and a dash of somber, far-away looks. It smelled terrible. Amazing Everything does it much better.”
~ Tim Schafer, president of Double Fine Productions
Amazing Everything should be put into a time capsule and shot into outer space for Martians to discover and understand American pop culture. Scott Campbell is our ambassador to geeky awesomeness.”
~ Sanjay Patel, artist and supervising animator at Pixar Animation Studios
"I think Scott C is some sort of magical time traveler. He is seemingly able to instantly revisit those childhood days of effortlessly filling up sheets of paper with endless armies of little characters living out their little lives in their little worlds. To know Scott C's work is to know Scott C -- each carefree brushstroke is infused with joy, optimism, and the spirit of having a good time with your pals."
~ John Martz, DRAWN!
Art for me is about how it makes you feel. And Scott C's art just makes me friggin happy. Like, hurt your cheeks from smiling happy. AMAZING EVERYTHING is a big ol' book of pure, unfettered, goddamn merriment.”
~ Scott Mosier, SModcast, Clerks, etc.
"Scott C. makes art so pleasant and engaging that you feel right at home in the scenes he creates, and you're really happy to be there too. He can paint these entire worlds he's put together in his mind, they're amazing and vibrant and full of life. For some people, building worlds in their head can seem like an insular exercise, but Scott may as well paint a great big welcome mat inviting you in."
~ Kate Beaton, Hark! A Vagrant
About the Author
Jack Black is a comedian, actor, and musician who has starred in films including School of Rock, Tropic Thunder, and High Fidelity. He is also a founding member of the band Tenacious D, and has had roles on such television shows as The Office and Mr. Show. He lives in Los Angeles.
Top Customer Reviews
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I like his use of watercolours that gives his work a very textured look. The colours are pastel, sometimes going to the earthly tones.
The book's 128 pages, hardcover.
This is an imaginative and amusing book. Recommended to those who like cute stuff and pop culture.
(There are more pictures of the book on my blog. Just visit my Amazon profile for the link.)
Not only was the art wonderful, the text was brilliant. She loved hearing about Scott's childhood and seeing some of what he drew when he was little. She loved all of it, especially the big pictures filled with a million details. Oh, and the Cute Hunter.
I highly recommend this book for anyone that wants their kids (or themselves) to think a little differently.
Scott C. has a whimsical style to his artwork that is influenced by everything from pop culture to lumberjacks to music to everything in between. For example one of his pieces is entitled "Sushi off a Friend" which depicts the A-Team eating sushi off of "The Great American Hero." Seriously how can cool is it to see Mr. T using chopsticks to eat a hamburger (you didn't really think he'd be eating sushi did you)? It's a whimsical type of illustration, but captures the characters perfectly so that you instantly know that who you're looking at without any names to the characters. Or how about the illustration of Voltron where the green lion has detached itself to get a bite to eat out of a giant cat bowl. No it didn't really happen in the show, but it's that instant flash of recognition and the inescapable chortle of laughter as you recognize what's going on. And this particular illustration is sold by the small smile creeping across the lion's faces as they watch the green lion eat. This is the type of illustration that Scott C personifies.Read more ›
Part of the reason this book is so great is the layout: not all Art books seem to have the end user (the readers) most pleasurable experience in mind - but this one aces it: nice big pages - great reproductions -which is really important in Scotts case because of all the minute magic going on in his lines and work - and a personal favorite: no paper dust-cover over the hardcover - those things always seem to prohibit overall book enjoyment (and yes you can take them off but then what do you do with them..?) ..Instead we get a gorgeous multi-textured cover .. the whole book shouts "ENJOY ME"
..which brings us to the last point: if you've never seen Scotts work outside of the good ol' 'Net get ready for a Big treat: Detail. the difference between seeing (relatively small) reproductions of these amazing watercolors on a computer monitor as opposed to large and on paper is that you can actually SEE all of what's going on and there's whole other levels of vibration i was missing viewing the works online.
Conclusion: if you dig Scotts paintings this is the closest you'll come to having a fantastic collection of a Bunch of his works. For this price don't even hesitate: GET IT.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Very fun book. THis is a great book to inspire my students. They look at the pictures and realize that art can be fun and silly and that sometimes that is all it has to be. Read morePublished 9 months ago by albert Pongonis
Scott C is one of those guys that makes you say to yourself: Why didn't i think of that? Fantastic. Must have.Published 12 months ago by Frank Abignale
We have been a fan since we bought the "Zombies in Love" book - a really fun coffee table book to pick up and read through.Published 15 months ago by Scmx
Cute book, lots of inspiration for my daughter's creative mind. Interesting pics, lots of cuteness. She really loves this book.Published on January 30, 2014 by Me