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144 pages; hardcover; color; first edition September 2012
Scott C. is an artist, painter and illustrator of comics and kids books. He's even dabbled in video games. His work has been showcased in galleries and publications worldwide. Many of his cinematic pieces are gathered in this collection, The Great Showdowns, due out October 30th, 2012. Predominantly leaning towards popular, well known and classic science fiction films, the artwork consists of lively, humorous instances of conflict as per the books title. The images evoke a child-like sensibility that leap off the page. Those with an interest in paintings and young-at-heart, "cute" drawing styles, will be the main audience for this publication. Within these pages you'll find some classic confrontations as diverse as SPINAL TAP, NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD, BEETLEJUICE, JAWS, BACK TO THE FUTURE, ALIENS, THE THING and THE CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON to name a small sampling.
Neil Patrick Harris (Doogie Howser MD) contributes a touching Foreword and there's an Introduction by Scott Campbell, the author. To see more of Scott Campbell's work, you can view his tumblr HERE. To pre-order this book at amazon, you can do so HERE. For additional information about this book and its author, you can find it at the Titan Books website and their blog HERE.
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I've been a huge movie buff since childhood catching old horror and monster flicks on Shock Theater and kung fu movies at the drive-in during the late 70's and early 80's. I've had a long time fascination with, and appreciate all genres of fantastic cinema, good and bad. One fans cheese is another fans juicy steak. I like both equally and seldom find a film I truly dislike as I will find something of interest in just about anything. The bulk of the films or tv series' seen here are mostly from my childhood, or films I own in what has become an Amazing Colossal DVD collection.