Since the beginning of time, there has been struggle. The epic clash of being against being. Tyrannosaurus Rex vs. Triceratops. Giant Squid vs. the Sperm Whale. The Circle vs. the Square.
The struggle is forever. It makes the world turn around. These are the struggles that make us stop what we are doing and sort of check things out… wondering what the eff.
This is a chronicling of some of the greatest confrontations in FILM HISTORY. The greatest moments of melee. These are the GREAT SHOWDOWNS.
And they sort of enjoy that they are the great showdowns.        …scott c.

The Great Showdowns by Scott Campbell is a delightful and friendly look at the greatest face-offs in cinematic history. Every page brought a smile to my face as I saw how Scott C. treated each situation with humor and simple artistic design. I think one of my favorite parts of each illustration is the smile on every single character’s faces, along with how he gives life to inanimate objects. You can check out his other great works and purchase some art at his website. Here are some of my favorites from the book:

As you can see Scott C. covers a wide range of genres and captures the best of the best when it comes to the ultimate movie showdowns! This book is great for any movie buff on your holiday shopping list this winter, so put a smile on their face like Scott C. does with every antagonist and protagonist he draws up. Very similar in style to the Olly Moss book I reviewed, Silhouettes from Popular Culture, The Great Showdowns makes you as the reader guess at what movies are being depicted throughout the book. Look forward to an exclusive interview with Scott C. coming within the next week or so, right here on DFAT!!  The Great Showdowns is available now at Titan Books website. The Great Showdowns gets a 5 outta 5 stars for its simple and entertaining take on the terrifying subject of horror and violence in movies.

Scott Campbell (Scott C)  is a maker of paintings, illustrations, comics, kid’s books and video games. He studied illustration at the Academy of Art in San Francisco, focusing on comic and children’s book illustration.  Soon after graduating, he began at Lucas Learning as concept artist on children’s video games.  Four years later, he joined Double Fine productions as Art Director on such games as the critically acclaimed Psychonauts and Brutal Legend.  Alongside this career in games, he has published numerous comics and created paintings that have appeared in galleries and publications around the world. Some of his most notable projects include the GREAT SHOWDOWNS series, “Igloo Head and Tree Head” series, Double Fine Action ComicsHickee Comics, the children’s book’s Zombie In Love and East Dragon, West Dragon, andPsychonauts and Brutal Legendwith Double Fine Productions. The book Amazing Everything: The Art of Scott C. collects many of his paintings over the past few years. Scott lives in New York City.

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