Wednesday, December 21, 2005


Hey people...the new PREVIEWS just hit the shelves, and it's your opportunity to order NOBLE BOY, and to tell your friends and local retailers to do the same! NOBLE BOY is on page 209 and is "Certified Cool", I'll have you know! There's a purty ad designed by Chris Pitzer accompanying the solicitation, under AdHouse Books.

Also, on page 356, the Previews Book Store hypes SPAGHETTI WESTERN. If you haven't picked this up yet, originally released in 2004, now's your chance!

Thanks for the support! More soon!

Thursday, December 15, 2005

DECEMBER, and beyond!

Hey boys and girls-- it's been a few weeks since I've popped my head up, but there's good reason! I've been busting my butt getting NOBLE BOY ready to ship, and just got back from a much-needed break on Maui. I scored an amazing new Ukelele from Mele Ukelele ( and found a buried treasure left by my good pal Ricky Nierva at the base of Black Rock in Kaanapali. And yes, I had to jump off of said Black Rock, an infamous rock diving spot. My little sister-in-law showed me up, though, I'm afraid, with two jumps. At any rate, we all had a blast, and it was amazing watching my little boy of 8 months kick his toes in the surf and giggle into the trade winds.

Now, heads-up, and tell a friend: NOBLE BOY will be in the next issue of PREVIEWS, offered through AdHouse Books. Go preorder it, preorder one for a friend, and tell your local retailer to preorder at least ten for their shop. Next up is TIGER!TIGER!TIGER!, the long-awaited return of Southpaw!

Also, I'll be contributing new short stories, fully painted, to two 2006 anthologies: PROJECT: ROMANTIC and AFTERWORKS II. These shorts will be stand-alone, but also link up into a longer work. More on the stories soon! PROJECT: ROMANTIC is, of course, the third entry into the AdHouse Books line of award-winning PROJECT:anthologies. AFTERWORKS II is a compilation of animation artists out of Emeryville, called E-VILLE PRESS. These guys are GOOD.

Hang tight, and have great holidays, everyone.

Friday, November 11, 2005


Right on! "annastep" takes home the custom MUNNY figure for a whopping $555.55! That's amazing support, and it will go a long way in helping out some people who need it in this trying time after the havoc of the hurricanes. Thanks so much to all the bidders...

Friday, November 04, 2005

Tuesday, November 01, 2005


On behalf of Red Window, AdHouse Books distributes the following press release:

NOVEMBER, 2005. Scott Morse is pleased to announce the birth of RED WINDOW, a new self-publishing venture. Through new projects including original graphic novels, art books, clothing, and films, RED WINDOW is the venue through which Morse will continue to grow as a storyteller and artist, utilizing the finest production values available.

"I've been publishing my work through a myriad of incredible publishing houses over the past few years, but certain projects that I'm in the process of creating have become incredibly personal endeavors, and have grown to need extra attention," states Morse. "These projects, including autobiographical stories, art books, and film projects, are things that I want presented through very specific means. I'm letting each one dictate production values, putting in the extra effort and care to ensure that they're offered to audiences as something unique."

Helping Morse realize these projects to their full potential is award-winning designer and publisher Chris Pitzer, of AdHOUSE BOOKS, who will not only serve as designer and consultant, but as distributor of RED WINDOW's catalogue of products. "Chris Pitzer is more passionate about design and storytelling than
most anyone I've ever had the pleasure of working with, " states Morse. "His talents are a boon to my work through RED WINDOW, and I couldn't be happier with the work we're producing."

“It’s been a great pleasure to work with Scott Morse over the years... From his sell-out hit SOUTHPAW, to his thoughts on heroes with SUPERIOR,” said Pitzer “I think self-publishing is the next logical step for him to take, and I’m more than happy to make suggestions along the way.”

The pipeline of products for 2006 includes the Red Window debut graphic novel NOBLE BOY, a biographical "board book" about animation design pioneer and legend
Maurice Noble, who trained Morse with a small group of hand-picked artists at Chuck Jones Film Productions, Turner, Warner Bros., and other studios. Morse says,
"Maurice was a playful, energetic character, a huge influence on not only my work, but who I am as a person. NOBLE BOY is the long-overdue first step in introducing Maurice to the masses as a person. You've all seen his work, from SNOW WHITE to DUCK DOGERS to HOW THE GRINCH STOLE, it's time you learn about this orchestrator of the films you grew up loving." NOBLE BOY will be offered as a 32-page, full color board book, each page thick and meaty with rhyming text and art, and will retail for $12.95.

Future RED WINDOW projects include:

*TIGER!TIGER!TIGER!, the massive expansion of the sell-out AdHouse offering SOUTHPAW.
*ALONG THESE FIERY PATHS, a hardcover, fully painted autobiography.
*BANJOJOE, a live-action short film project
*CHARACTER STUDY, a collection of sketchbook ink drawings mixed with prose text.
*and more to be announced soon.

While RED WINDOW will solely produce the work of Morse, he'll also continue to produce work with outside publishers on a project-to-project basis. "RED WINDOW is for my personal work, for stories and art that I need to oversee on all levels," assures Morse. "You'll see my name pop up at other publishers and on other films, as well, I guarantee."

For further information, visit:


Hey all-

There's an extensive interview/preview of all the upcoming stuff from me and RED WINDOW happening over at NEWSARAMA. GO check out part one today, and part two tomorrow!

Sunday, October 16, 2005


So, my MUNNY vinyl toy will be up for auction at the San Francisco Kid Robot location, 1512 Haight St. San Francisco, CA 94117 Phone: 415.487.9000

Again, this auction is going to be amazing...just check out the list of contributors among the three Kid Robot stores:

Monday, October 10, 2005


Hey kids! It's time for more hurricane relief. KID ROBOT is throwing three simultaneous parties on November 3rd, one in SAN FRANCISCO, one in LOS ANGELES, and one in NEW YORK. If you're around any of those areas, hit the shop and bid on ORIGINAL HAND-PAINTED MUNNY TOYS. Yes, you can own an original design of the new vinyl Munny toy, painted by such luminaries as GWEN STEFANI, DIDDY, ROBIN WILLIAMS, TIM BISKUP, and many, many others. I've contributed a painted toy to the auction, so keep your eyes peeled for more info on what venue it will be auctioned off at!

Blank Munny toys will go on sale at the event, as well, so buy 'em up and paint 'em up.

Saturday, October 08, 2005


So, I've got quotes from a great printer, and we're a go, my friends. NOBLE BOY will be the debut RED WINDOW release, distributed through Diamond by a third party to be announced soon. Make no mistake, this is a slef-publishing venture, and there's a whole slate of books scheduled to come out over the next couple of years. I'm in this for the long haul, making books the way I've always wanted to: high quality, often times full color, and featuring stories important to me. My family, my day job, and especially my peers and colleagues are really the ones enabling me to do all this, and I'm incredibly happy. I think you'll all see what I mean when NOBLE BOY hits.

NOBLE BOY will be a 32-page "board book", meaning every page is of equal thickness. It's a sort of "children's book" that's not for children, a biography of my mentor, animation legend Maurice Noble. It'll retail affordably at $9.95, I'm fairly certain, and will hit shelves in the first quarter of next year.


Thursday, September 29, 2005


Here's the link:

Again, this is a two-book mini-comic anthology, with proceeds goiong to hurricane relief. I supplied art for the covers and interiors...go buy 'em!

Sunday, September 25, 2005


It's a great list this year. I'm especially proud of two good friends, Liz Prince and Andy Runton, who have brought home awards from SPX. If you're looking for some good reading, go buy any one, or every one, of these books. They're all outstanding. And if you're just looking for a quick fix online, hit, the winner of OUTSTANDING ONLINE COMIC. It's tremendously funny, and you'll be hooked after reading just the first few. Here's the whole list:

OUTSTANDING ARTIST -- David B., Epileptic (Pantheon), Babel (Drawn & Quarterly)

OUTSTANDING ANTHOLOGY OR COLLECTION--Diary of a Mosquito Abatement Man, John Porcellino (La Mano)

OUTSTANDING GRAPHIC NOVEL-- Persepolis 2: The Story of a Return, Marjane Satrapi (Pantheon)

OUTSTANDING STORY -- Dogs and Water, Anders Nilsen (Drawn and Quarterly)

PROMISING NEW TALENT--Andy Runton, Owly (Top Shelf Productions)

OUTSTANDING SERIES--Finder, Carla Speed McNeil (Lightspeed Press)

OUTSTANDING COMIC -- Or Else #1, Kevin Huizenga (Drawn & Quarterly)

OUTSTANDING MINICOMIC--Phase 7 Alec Longstreth (Self-published)

OUTSTANDING ONLINE COMIC--The Perry Bible Fellowship, Nicholas Gurewitch (

OUTSTANDING DEBUT NOMINEES -- Will You Still Love Me If I Wet The Bed?, Liz Prince, Top Shelf Productions

Thursday, September 22, 2005


I won't be attending SPX, as I'm swamped with work deadlines, comics deadlines, and life, but those of you daring enough to attend one of the coolest conventions in the nation this weekend (September 23-24) will be treated to not one, but two new products featuring my work...

Edited by the excellent storyteller Brian Ralph, this year's antho has shaped up to be something special. It features a brand new story by me, 10 pages long, entitled MILLIKEN DARBY READS A BOOK, starring everyone's favorite "slow" monkey, Milliken Darby. The books roster includes:
Kevin Sherry
Allison Cole and Eric Paul
Jordan Crane
Federico Reggiani and Angel Mosquito
Rina Ayuyang
Kaz Strzepek
Matt Rota
Max Estes
Peter Hamlin
Jeff Sharp
Dave Lapp
Sara Varon
Greg Cook
Melody Nadia Shickley
Bendik Kaltenborn and Kristoffer Kjolberg
Leif Goldberg
Sindre W. Goksoyr
Scott Morse
Martin Cendreda
Damien Jay
Jesse Reklaw
N. U. Bertozzi
Luke Ramsey
Joe Derry
Brendan Burford
C. Cilla
Jennifer Janviere
Jim Rugg and Brian Maruca
Brian Chippendale
Scott Campbell
Ben Jones
Jeff Czekaj
Marc Bell / Peter Thompson
Vinh Ngo
Maris Wicks
As with every year, all profits from SPX and the SPX Anthology will go to support the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, protecting the First Amendment rights of comic book readers and professionals.

*The BRCS HURRICANE RELIEF ANTHOLOGY, edited by Robert Bienvenu, also hits at SPX. It's a two volume set, wrapped with a FEMA slipcase.

Book 1

Covers by Scott Morse

1 Ben Claassen III
3 Laura Uhl & Jacob Warrenfeltz
7 Andrew Demitt
8 Mark Campos
9 Nate Cernosek & Nick Almaraz
13 Sirkowski
14 Adrian Sanders & Eilif Knutson
15 Ben T. Steckler
21 Amy Ignatow
27 Jeff Hay
29 Jason Marcy
31 Robert Bienvenu
33 Rob Staeger & Michael J. Bencik
36 The D.C. Conspiracy
page 1 - Matt Dembicki
page 2 - Chris Piers
page 3 - Steve Loya
page 4 - Jacob Warrenfeltz
page 5 - Christopher Mararac and Rick Legaspi
page 6 - Andrew Cohen
page 7 - Evan Keeling
43 Bob Kathman
45 Melissa Lomax

Book 2

Covers by Scott Morse

1 Tom Beland
2 Caesar Meadows
3 Monica Meehan
6 Jeff Hay
7 Michael Neal Phillips
8 Lance Tooks
13 Daniel Strickland
19 Tim Kelly
20 Jeffrey Brown
25 Erik Van Buren
29 Ben Vranken
37 Mark Stacy
39 Ben Smith
40 Chuck Loridans
41 Patch
42 Kurt Beaulieu
43 David Lasky

I'll try to post details on where you can order these online after the show.

GO BUY BOTH! They're for great causes, or course.

Thursday, September 15, 2005


We're intricately and delicately planning the 2006 launch of RED WINDOW, my self-publishing venture. The plan, dear people, is to launch a new book close to the major cons I'll be attending. Some will be available through Diamond, but some, I warn you, may be smaller print runs of high quality limited editions available only online and at conventions, so I can meet as many of the potential readers face-to-face and offer some unique treats.

As it stands now, I've got NOBLE BOY in the can and planned as the debut book for Feb. or March. Following in April will be another book for APE, and in June a book for MoCCA, and in July, San Diego. I'm actively working on ALL of these books, and some are near completion, so as a book is announced, rest assured, it's done and either at the printers or close to it!

So keep your eyes peeled...more soon!


Jenny S. was the lucky winner of the twelve jazz drawings over on the Bendis Board Katrina Auction. She shelled out $210 to help the displaced and needy. Thanks, Jenny! You rock.

Sunday, September 11, 2005

Jazz for Charity!

That's where you can currently bid on 12 individual drawings I did for Katrina relief. They're all jazz-based, very loose and graphic, and the bidding is still fairly low as I write this. Now's your chance to grab some originals at a good price...TWELVE originals, all at once! GO BID! Help some folks out.

Tuesday, September 06, 2005


Jon J Muth, has been nominated for a Quills Award in the category of Illustrated Children's books for his work on Zen Shorts.
To help support Mr. Muth, please vote by visiting September 15.

Monday, September 05, 2005


So, SPX will also see the release of a special benefit book being offered by Robert Bienvenu and the Baton Rouge Cartoonist Society. I've produced 12 jazz-inspired images for inclusion in the book, and the originals will be available shortly on the Bendis Board Charity Auction.

One cool note about the benefit book is that it's an OPEN SUBMISSION, so if you're an artist looking for a way to help out, drop them a line. Here's the details:

The Baton Rouge Cartoonist Society is taking submissions for an anthology to benefit the victims of Hurricane Katrina.
While our families and friends in the New Orleans and Mississippi areas are safe with family, there are thousands that are in desperate need and that will require extended help throughout the coming months. Every penny from sales will go to the Red Cross hurricane relief efforts.

This is extremely late notice, but our plan is to have the anthology available for sale at this month’s Small Press Expo. Due to the short turn-around time, we will need any submissions by Friday, September 16th.

We’re not asking for lengthy stories, but if any creators can contribute a short story, a page, a strip, a panel, or pin-up, we would be extremely grateful.

While we are all frustrated and angered by the initial ineffectiveness of our state and federal government’s response to this tragedy, we are not looking for political statements. Art and story celebrating the New Orleans and gulf coast region, or that touches on the tragedy, or expresses your feelings would certainly be welcome. If you already have completed art that you think would be appropriate, we would welcome that as well.

Our plans are to stick to a 4.25 x 5.5 page size.
If e-mailing, please keep file size within reason.

Please send art to:


Robert Bienvenu
9364 N. Parkview Dr.
Baton Rouge, LA.

Thanks for your help,

Robert Bienvenu

Wednesday, August 31, 2005


Hey people, just a heads-up to tell your local retailer that they should order the SPX ANTHOLOGY 2005. It's edited by Brian Ralph and is packed with amazing storytellers. My story, you monkey-lovers will be pleased to hear, is entitled MILLIKEN DARBY READS A BOOK. It features everyone's favorite monkey-who's-a-little-bit-slow, Milliken Darby, in his long-awaited return to comics! The proceeds to the SPX ANTHOLOGY, as always, go to the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, so buy up! It's for a good cause. And go to SPX in Bethesda, MD!

Thursday, August 18, 2005

JOE RANFT, 1960-2005

It's with a heavy heart that I'm reporting the death of legendary writer/actor/Head of Story Joe Ranft. I've been a recent colleague of Joe's at Pixar, where Joe was Story Head on TOY STORY 1 and 2, A BUG'S LIFE, and CARS, as well as Head of Story for the company as a whole. He voiced the caterpillar Heimlich in A BUG'S LIFE and Wheezey the squeak toy in TOY STORY 2, among others. At Disney, he played an integral part in shaping BEAUTY AND THE BEST and THE LION KING, among other films.

Joe was an incredible person, a big teddy bear of a guy who always did his best to make you feel welcome and important to the company. I was looking forward to working more closely with him. His inspiration as a storyteller, and more importantly as a good person, will resonate with me always.

You can read more about Joe at , and more personal notes at .

Sunday, July 03, 2005

FRANKENSTEIN limited edition


Whew! I just finished painting the endpapers for the FRANKENSTEIN limited edition for San Diego. Each one has an original painting as you open the cover, signed and numbered. There are only 25 of these puppies, so come early. They'll be priced at $40 or $50 a pop. See you all soon!



Sunday, June 26, 2005

Tuesday, June 21, 2005



Hey all-

As of now, I'll have these new thangs fer sale at SD:

*Two new t-shirts, available in men's and baby dolls...two-color designs, tigers are involved. Probably $15 a pop.

*A limited edition version of FRANKENSTEIN, signed with a fully painted image inside. Real paint, inside. Limited to 25, so come quick. Probably $40-50 bucks a pop.

*There might be a limited mini comic version of a new short story I'm doing for the SPX antho, too. Milliken Darby's involved. Price TBA if I get 'em done.

*I'll have a preview of my new fully painted, full-color tribute to Maurice Noble, NOBLE BOY, due out later this year or early next. This is done like a children's book, and will be bound like a board book. And it all rhymes. It's not really for kids, though. I couldn't get 'em bound in time for SD, so they'll hit later.

* And I'll of course have lots of original art, including pages from the Eisner Award nominated PLASTIC MAN, FRANKENSTEIN, SPAGHETTI WESTERN, ROOM FULL OF STRANGERS, and lots more...

SO there you go! Come see us at SD!

ON THE DRAWING BOARD: I'm currently almost done with pencils for the SPX MILLIKEN DARBY short, so inks begin soon. Also working on an expanded version of one of my other books, giving a whole new slant to it. Might even have some pages at SD to show the lucky loos. I'm happy with how it's turning'll be close to 300 pages when it's all done. That'll hit right after NOBLE BOY. And I'm writing AS BIG AS EARTH stories, too...

More soon!

Monday, June 20, 2005


Hey all!

So, since the old message board had been repeatedly hacked, we're gonna try this blog thing. Feel free to post comments about books, art, animation, film, whatever. I'll be around to talk back atcha. Hope to see some of you at San Diego Comic-Con. Me, Mahfood, Huddleston, and Seda are booth 4800. Come see us!