More New & Updated Pictures

Hand-painted color coverA Re-imagining of an old, old Johnny Saturn drawing for inclusion in the anthologyRe-imagining of a more recent Johnny Saturn cover for the anthologyFinalization and re-draw of Bombastic’s background figureI picture of regenerated Tactical that is not going to make the cut. […]

Mish-Mash of Miscellanea

Hi, Peoples of Earth!

I’m not going to act like there’s a theme to today’s post. There’s not, sorry. Just some art.

I just finished another cover for a novel called “Rooftops” for Local Hero Press, and I really, really really want to show it off today, but I cannot. I have to wait […]

Gratuitous Gallery

Here’s some stuff I’ve been working on, all related to the Johnny Saturn prose anthology:

Anthology CoverThe Candle, a character I made up when I was 8.SaturnasSkornStaff of LifeVox MalaiseBreakfast with John […]

Emotional Archeology

Because of my long absence from this blog, you might think that I’ve been inactive. It’s not so. Major issues and life-changing events have kept me busy. I’m not going to write about them here, because that’s not what this journal is about, but I will say that so far, as events continue to […]

My Site was Weighed Down With Battleship Chains!

At last, Jonnysaturn.com is back up, and Scottastory.com also redirects to this site as well. As it should! Many long chats with my provider have been had to make this all happen. Imagine me with with a perplexed look on my face, while the technicians patiently try to fix my problems.

This is how […]

I’m Anything But a Midnight Rambler

OK, my brain is a-jumble, so you get random thoughts this week:

I cannot remember for the life of me how to correctly hook up my new “scottastory” URL to this site. I used to do this kind of thing all the time, but it’s been maybe a decade since I was actively involved […]

Living A Life of Illusion

Some sketchbook art:

This is detail of a self portrait I’m working on. I worked on the eyes today. It’s acrylic, and I’m still very much learning as I go to apply the paint effectively, brush strokes, and all that. A selfy I took at a recent craft fair. I like this one because […]

We Haven’t Had That Vintage Here Since 1969

This week, a few thoughts, and new art.

I’ve had a thread going on over on Facebook about digital and traditional art, about which one gives you more joy. The conversation has been robust, and it has fallen this way: 60% of artists prefer traditional, 20% prefer both equally, and 20% prefer digital. As […]

Rock n’ Roll Will Never Die

Greetings. This morning I sat down to work on my latest cover commission, and my Wacom Intuos tablet crapped out on me. It’s pretty much a non-starter for computer illustration if that thing doesn’t work. Benita had the right touch, however, and it began working for her. Bless her heart! Anyway, here is the […]

First Post of 2019

Hi, Folks. I don’t normally talk about personal stuff, and I’ll post (or not post) this based on whether I believe it would illuminate matters for others in their own lives. Sort of in the same vein that I believe that it is important for people to talk about depression, bring it out into […]

Merry Christmas

OK, I’ve got that out of the way. I’m listening to Mike Oldfield’s Tubular Bells, and it seemed like a good time to make a short post. First up, here is the wonderful present my wonderful wife got me:

This is real stained glass mounted in lead by an indie craftswoman Benita knows–freaking beautiful! […]

Story Studios–Publishing trope-twisting genre mashups since 2004

Hello, Greeting, Hola, Etc.

The title of this post, the “Story Studios…” one, is our new tag line, aka elevator pitch. I believe it pretty much describes what we’ve always produced here. The studio, and its history and mission statement, will get it’s own page soon.

My drawing board, where I draw and ink […]