Scott Hattox, a lifelong enthusiast of comics, animation, and science fiction, is known for his artistic work that primarily revolves around these themes. Born in San Diego, California, Hattox spent a significant part of his early career creating artwork for his friends. Until 2014, he exhibited his artwork in small and alternative art galleries and shows. In 2015, he participated in Comic-Con International for the first time.
One of the distinguishing features of Hattox’s work is the use of traditional art techniques in capturing the essence of iconic characters from “Star Wars,” “Marvel,” “Anime,” superheroes, and other figures from pop culture. This approach aligns well with the spirit of popular culture and conventions, garnering the attention of fans of fantasy, horror, video games, and comics.
Scott Hattox is a highly passionate artist known for actively engaging with his audience during exhibitions, discussing the intricacies of his work, from brush strokes to the details in cosmic operas. He’s often considered a walking encyclopedia of these fantastic genres.
One of the prominent features of Hattox’s work is his large-scale paintings of iconic characters, heroes, and superheroes. While many artists in the field have shifted to digital media, Hattox primarily chooses gouache on paper and acrylic on canvas, although his works also effectively translate to various digital formats.
As of today, Scott Hattox continues to work in his studios in California, and he’s celebrating a significant milestone. He was selected among 222 artists and creators worldwide whose artworks will be sent to the Moon in 2023 via the SpaceX Falcon 9 by NASA for the first-ever art museum in space, “Lunaprice.” Notably, his works created in Kaunas, Lithuania in 2022 at the “No-Fly Zone” open-air gallery are also included in this project, marked by a Space Blue certificate.
- Since 2015, he has participated in various international pop culture and art conferences and gallery exhibitions across the USA.
- In 2017, he started working with The Dog and Dragon team.
- In 2022, he was awarded for the best product art at SEMA International Auto Show.
- He is a licensed Marvel artist.
- In 2022, his works were published by Scout Comics.
- In 2022, he created his first illustrated children’s book, “Whatever You Do, Don’t Pee on the Bear,” authored by Ashley Sidransky.
- In 2022, he created scenography for the “No-Fly Zone” open-air art gallery in Kaunas.
Scott Hattox’s Thoughts/Quotes:
- “Artists are like the creators of superheroes, aiming for the same goal: to give people hope to move forward.”
- “I dive into films like ‘Star Wars’ because science fiction and fantasy can inspire us to create our best versions.”
- “By using classical painting forms and methods, I provide a unique perspective on pop culture, connecting with collectors and the audience.”
- “It’s difficult to capture video games, but they also intrigue me because the audience spans various age groups – from young kids playing Pokémon to adults. These characters are a great way to connect my art with various age groups.”
- “Drawing pop culture icons has allowed me to expand my talent and connect with people from around the world.”