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Spotlight Comic Book Artist of the Week – J. Scott Campbell

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One of the hottest comic book cover artists, especially for variant covers, is J. Scott Campbell.  His covers are highly sought after for their impressive form and his pin-ups are legendary.  Campbell is also the exclusive artist for variant covers produced by Midtown Comics.

J. Scott Campbell presenting a sketch at a comic convention
J. Scott Campbell presenting a sketch at a comic convention

Campbell got his break in the industry after submitting to a talent search ad found in the back of WildC.A.T.S #2 from Wildstorm Productions (Jim Lee’s publishing studio).  Lee was so impressed with Campbell’s work that he called the artist and offered him a job for Wildstorm’s series Stormwatch.  J. Scott soon thereafter collaborated for the series Gen 13 and was instrumental in creating the Danger Girl title.  Campbell produced work for Wildstorm, Image Comics, Aspen Comics and Devil’s Due Publishing (Thundercats).  At the Wizard World – Los Angeles 2006 comic convention, it was announced that Campbell had signed an exclusive deal with Marvel primarily to work on their Spider-Man series.  Campbell has been influenced by such great artists as Jim Lee, Todd McFarlane, Art Adams, and the animation of Disney.

Here is just a sampling of some of his famous covers to date:

You can follow Mr. Campbell’s work through various social media platforms:

  • Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jscottcampbellfanpage
  • Twitter: https://twitter.com/jscottcampbell (@JScottCampbell)
  • Instagram: https://instagram.com/jscottcampbellart/ (JScottCampbellArt)
  • Website: http://www.jscottcampbellstore.com/
Jason Bennett
Jason Bennett is PopCultHQ's senior editor, a contributing writer, and comic book reviewer/reporter. He is a big lover of coffee, cats, cooking and comics (plus all things Green Lantern). He is a strong supporter of indie comics, creators, and publishers and Chris Hardwick is his spirit animal (we don't know how to respond to that). Follow Jason on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram: @TahoeJBennett
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