Scott Rosema’s legendary career in the comic book industry spans over 30 years. He has worked for Marvel, Archie, and DC Comics, and his pencils and inks have touched just about every character large and small during his long career.
Scott is most famous for drawing Space Ghost for Archie Comics back in the late 90’s. “One of my most exciting comic book projects, and favorite characters, is definitely ‘Space Ghost,'” said Scott. “I had the extreme honor of having Steve Rude recommend me for the job. The first issue, Cartoon Network Presents Space Ghost #1, March ’97, was suppose to be the first of an ongoing series. But Archie Comics, the publisher at the time, unfortunately had the license revoked when Warner Bros. bought Turner Broadcasting, which owns Hanna-Barbera. All rights to publish comics of H-B characters were allocated to DC, which has yet to utilize the H-B action/adventure stable of heroes (Though I’m still actively pursuing the chance to illustrate Space Ghost for DC). For now, that issue of Space Ghost, in which I painted the cover, penciled and colored the interior, stands as a true high point, thus far, in my career. Being only the fourth time the original Space Ghost has seen print in comics in the last 30 years, I’m very proud to be one of the few artists to help make that happen.”
Scott’s determination has led him to some exciting assignments. A partial list includes the following: a Batman: The Animated Series Golden Book (“The Terror of Two-Face”); an X-Men Adventures (Season II, #7 plus a Rogue/Storm pinup); a variety of DC Superhero coloring and activity books; Batman Adventures color and activity book; Spider-Man paintings for a deluxe card set; comic book adaptation of Disney’s Aladdin and The King of Thieves animated movie; Apocalypse card for Marvel Annual card set; penciled Solar, Man of the Atom for Valiant; and illustrated numerous color and activity books featuring such licensing properties as Jonny Quest, Scooby Doo, Prince of Egypt, Small Soldiers, Looney Tunes, and Dexter’s Laboratory. And that’s just since mid-1994!
Before that, starting in 1990, he did Tiny Toons/Looney Tunes comic books for Warner Bros. International Publishing (comics that saw print all around the world). And before that, since 1987 and continuing to this day, he’s done countless drawings and paintings for TSR (illustrating Dragon Magazine and various gaming modules), FASA, and West End Games. And all the way back to 1978 to the present day, he did and continues to do illustration in the commercial art field (magazines, ad agencies, etc.).
He is a graduate of Kendall College of Art & Design, and he currently resides in Muskegon, Michigan, where he and his lovely wife Suzie continue to pursue their love of art and creation. From Scooby Doo artist to major publication illustrator, this is Scott Rosema. A Renaissance Man of printed entertainment. Skilled in so many areas, including time management to make that next deadline, many peripheral artists pale before him. He can talk before 200 children about comic book drawing, as he did in the summer of 1999 at the Grand Rapids Art Museum, and the room will fall silent.
Scott’s website can be found at http://www.comicartistsdirect.com/rosema.html.
Friday at 4:30 pm in Downstairs Bar
Getting Into the Comic Book/Fantasy Art Business: Stories from the Frontline
Learn some of the techniques and approaches Scott used during his 42 years of doing professional art to get work and build a career in the comics and illustration industry. Some drawing will be done and LOTS of fun stories and answers to your questions!