Joseph W. Scott
Ever since I was 6 years old, I knew I wanted to be an artist. As a child, while my brother and cousins were coloring in their coloring books, I would be tracing and studying the characters on the pages of mine, which (given the time period) was Thundercats and He-Man. For me, that was how I learned the basics of drawing. Throughout years of art classes and advanced art training, I was always the happiest behind my drawing table.
As a teenager, I leaned toward animation - mainly main stream stuff like Disney and Warner Brothers characters - but after my first trip to a convention at 13 years old, I knew I wanted to be a comic artist. Little did I know it would be quite a while before I got my shot.
Later I attended Stark State College of Technology, acquiring my associate's degree in Graphic Design, figuring I could combine what I love doing most with today's technology. It worked for a while, doing logo and web designs for local businesses (which wasnt a bad gig!), but it proved to be a very competitive and shrinking industry. It seems the computers are doing it all for us now. Fearing the end of the graphic designer drew near, I gathered up my best portfolio pieces and headed for the Mid-Ohio Comic Con in October of 2011. It would be there that I would meet Mc Lain McGuire, Chief Editor of CCP Comics, who would later give me the opportunity I was looking for - thanks again, brotha!
Currently Ive been working with the good people at CCP on a project called Father Faust. Working alongside writer and Assistant Chief Editor Seth Humble, as well as inker, Greg Harms, were hoping to get the series launched in late 2012, early 2013.
And so it begins