A lady wanted to give her friends a unique wedding gift. Here’s the commission I did for her.
This one came to me with the design language set by Liz Boyer of Chalk. I completed the book layout and then converted it to ePUB and KF8/MOBI ebooks in a short turnaround to be ready for the Christmas market. I’m told it peaked at #14 on iTunes in the Biography & Memoirs category.
Collected by Yoe Books, I was able to colour the cover to Jacky’s Diary.
A responsive website and focussed content gave this thriving design company what it needed for the web.
Steve Ditko’s rejected original cover for Amazing Fantasy 15 would have given a completely different feel on the newsstands. New colour by Scott Dutton.
Comic book artist Darren Goodhart did this fab Starman. I thought it would make a good cover.
The Comic Code Authority shaped the majority of American comics for the better part of 50 years.
The Tarzan Sunday strip had a host of distinguished artists working on it, including Gil Kane.
The Amazing Spider-Man was cancelled after issue No. 700. I’ll be honest, I hadn’t picked up the book since the 70s. Black costumes, clones, brand new days and all the rest just seemed like something I wanted to avoid. But you can’t ignore Spider-Man. C’mon. He’s SPIDER-MAN. And there were a lot of great issues […]
A re-colouring of DC Comics Presents 36 starring Superman and Starman by Scott Dutton/Catspaw Dynamics, Edmonton.
Originally slated for the first issue of The Charlton Arrow No. 1, this story collects the Charlton Comics Action Heroes in a team-up story written by Paul Kupperberg. Art, lettering and colours by Scott Dutton.
The first comic I ever bought is still a great one. How could I not give it the cover treatment?
One of the most-famous characters to come out of the Canadian Golden Age of comics.
John Carter of Mars never got much love from Dell/Gold Key, so this piece by Francesco Francavilla is welcome. New cover treatment by me.
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Dick Giordano’s Wally Wood-inspired cover is on of Charlton’s memorable images. New colour by Scott Dutton.
Son of Vulcan by Bill Fraccio and Tony Tallarico. Art restoration and colouring by Scott Dutton.
Blue Beetle and Captain Atom’s last issue covers for Charlton get cleaned up and coloured by Scott Dutton.
Not every Charlton character got a groovy series logo. Here we say, “What if?” with some new designs by Scott Dutton.
Continuing to explore the world of Charlton Comics, here are some of their books’ logos reconstructed as vector art.
This graphic has served as my mantra for a number of years. While this version of the quality triangle is tailored specifically to designers, it speaks to the inherent value in any work and the people who do it. Understanding this makes for solid, equitable business relationships. If one side or the other ignores it, […]
A big issue full of good stuff deserves a full-colour cover.
In many ways, I wish I had understood this about myself when I was younger. Not saying I would have made different career choices, but the self awareness would have been valuable. It’s unfortunate that much of the business world is focussed on valuing and rewarding extroversion. The way I see it, the business world […]
The Charlton Comics C logo changed over the years. We explore its evolution by reconstructing the designs.
When Paul Levitz at DC bought the Charlton Action Heroes for Dick Giordano, this was the first idea for a book they came up with.
Do you think you can survive as a little thing? New colour by Scott Dutton.
The Ovoid came to kill, but who knows about Xondu. New colour by Scott Dutton.
Who knows who lives at 33 Oak Street. And will they mow their lawns more often? New colour by Scott Dutton.
One day you’re walking on the sea floor, and someone decides to drop in. New colour by Scott Dutton.
Earth had to do something about being mooned. New colour by Scott Dutton.
Someone needs painting lessons. New colour by Scott Dutton.
Even in the 1950s, time management was stressful. New colour by Scott Dutton.
When the Almighty gets bored, he swats at us like we’re mosquitoes. New colour by Scott Dutton.
A classic cover of Batman Family by Michael Wm. Kaluta is recoloured by Scott Dutton / Catspaw Dynamics.
When Marvel tried to steal a little bit of the Ms. Tree audience with Dakota North, the book didn’t last long. New colour by Scott Dutton.
When Steve Ditko draws, it’s superfluous to label it strange, different and unusual. New colour by Scott Dutton.
Scuba diving, a giant sea dragon, mystery. New colour by Scott Dutton.
Go climb a mountain! Prove you can! New colour by Scott Dutton.
Ham-radio-operating dino dogs mess with air traffic control. New colour by Scott Dutton.
Out of body? Out of this world? Dead? Alive? New colour by Scott Dutton.
I remember falling into another dimension while out walking with my girl too. New colour by Scott Dutton.
Outland was released in 1981, very much a product of the popularity science-fiction films were enjoying during the time period. The press kit includes a wealth of information.
Finding Forrester is, one of Sean Connery’s best films of his later period. The press kit tells the story of its making.
Back in the summer of 1988 or 1989, there was a music festival on Prince’s Island Park in Calgary. The police had brought out their vintage paddy wagon and in those pre-internet days, I had never seen anything like it before. I took a number of photos of it.
Syd Mead, futurist designer, has few peers in the fields of industrial design and commercial illustration. And he accomplished all that before he worked on Blade Runner. This year, a new edition of Blade Runner was released, and it included a Spinner model that was much closer to his original concept illustrations than what was […]
Mezco Toys has released an action figure based on the Martian soldier from the Topps trading card series (which inspired the Tim Burton film). I picked one up, and did some macro photography with it. Ack, ack, ack, ack.
Pages from Bernie Wrightson’s The Monsters Colour-the-Creature Book. Coloured by Scott Dutton.
In 1990, David B. Mattingly was commissioned by Del Rey/Ballantine Books to paint the covers for Edgar Rice Burroughs’ Pellucidar series.
Before he moved over to DC Comics with editor Dick Giordano, Aparo did some great work for Charlton Comics. New colour by Scott Dutton.
A possible future timeline has Warner Bros. picking up the John Carter of Mars film franchise from Edgar Rice Burroughs Inc. Positive thoughts everyone.