“I hope you enjoy what you see in this book. Please look closely at the photos. If you do, thy will make you laugh. If you look closer, they will make you feel. And if you look closer still, they will break your heart.” – from the foreword by James Gunn
An internationally recognized tattoo artist, Scott Harrison is infamous for his peculiar cartoon imagery and lack of finesse. He has tattooed all over the US, as well as Europe and Japan. His clients have included such diverse celebrities as Master P, Kiki Smith, Tony Fitzpatrick, and a good chunk of the cast of Miami Ink. Harrison’s paintings have been exhibited in galleries and museums around North America and Europe. He has an MA in illustration, and taught cartooning at New York’s School of Visual Arts. Harrison currently lives and works in Portland, Oregon.
Few art forms have gone as unchanged and unrespected for as long as sequential art, yet none has had as tremendous an impact as the superhero comic book. Veritable templates for inspiration, comic book superheroes are the post-modern mythology, awakening generations of global youth while reflecting the society that spawned them. More than just dynamic illustrations on a page, the comic book is a medium that tells stories, and by presenting an exhibition that celebrates the collaborations of the greatest storytellers, the intention of this exhibition is to open a serious dialogue on the importance of this art form.