Thursday, December 04, 2008

The army marches forth...

...and the last of the limited editions will ship momentarily. Thanks for the wait...

the custom love

Here's some custom toys by a couple of incredible people, Louise Bagnall and Bill Hewitt. These are custom, one of a kind pieces that they sent to me out of the goodness of their hearts, not for sale, just for lookin'!

But beware! There is indeed a plush TIGER in the works for San Diego Comic Con 2009, the prototype being designed now by the incredible Anna Chambers...stay tuned...

A little something from APE

A sketch I did at APE that was scanned and sent to me for the archives. I liked this one...hope you do too!

Monday, December 01, 2008

NOTES and TIGER!: reviews round-up

So what do YOU all think? Here's thoughts by some comics critics:


Also, all limited editions and bookplate editions that have sent payment should ship this week, finally. Thanks for your patience. Hope everyone's having a good holiday season so far...

Thursday, November 20, 2008

BOOKPLATES! Last call...

So, with November winding down towards the holidays, we're coming up on your LAST CHANCE to snag a signed TIGER!TIGER!TIGER! and original art bookplate! Again, there's no limit on these, the art is approximately 5" x 7", watercolor, and will more than likely appear in the next volume of TIGER!TIGER!TIGER!, as well. Pictured here are actual bookplates for copies shipping now. OFFER ENDS AT THE END OF NOVEMBER! Perfect for gifts, or a chance to own an original at a low price. $50 for the book and art, shipping included in the US, drop me a line at crazymorse *at* and I'll send you PAYPAL info (paypal payments only).

Friday, November 14, 2008

Graphic Collectibles: new MORSE offerings!

GRAPHIC COLLECTIBLES has beefed up their selection of Morse originals and there's some unique things for sale this go-round, including an unproduced PLASTIC MAN cover (for an issue I was scheduled for but bowed out on due to the move to Pixar); BATMAN pitch art used to sell ROOM FULL OF STRANGERS; and some ANCIENT BOOK OF MYTH AND WAR love. This is a good chance to grab something unique, especially for those of you unable to hit conventions.

Friday, November 07, 2008



Due to demand and fairness, since we only offered a mere 20 limited edition copies of TIGER!TIGER!TIGER!, I'm pleased to now offer unlimited copies of TIGER!TIGER!TIGER! with an original art bookplate for $50 a piece, shipping included in the US (more overseas). You'll receive a copy of the book signed inside with a loosely inserted original 5"x7" painting to either keep in the book as a bookplate or remove and frame. I'm very proud of this book, my first real foray into autobiographical storytelling. I'd love for everyone visiting the blog to have an opportunity to grab an offordable piece of art as well, so here's your chance, expecially if you don't have opportunities to attend convention appearances.

These will not be limited editions. You're free to order multiple copies for gift-giving. If these things start showing up on eBay in mass quantitites, though, this might be the last opportunity for original art in awhile...(there's a bookplate on eBay now that I did at APE for one of these editions...for $50 by itself. Here, you get the book as well, signed, before it even hits stands).

Drop me a line at crazymorse*at* and I'll get you Paypal info, but a button might go up soon for easy ordering through the end of the month...

**Also, there's been a number of inquiries about the ANCIENT BOOK and FRANKENSTEIN limited editions. I'm sorry to say they're all spoken for at this time.

THE ANCIENT BOOK OF SEX AND SCIENCE... underway! We're shooting for a late Spring 2009 release, but you can check out the progress on everyone's blogs. The incredibly talented Don Shank is the designer of this volume's cover...we're rotating a new cover designer for each of the four ANCIENT BOOKS in the series. SEX AND SCIENCE promises to blow your mind, with a gallery show launch party at Gallery Nucleus and the official debut of the book at San Diego next year (you'll of course be able to get special editions and preview copies before hand either here or at Nucleus). Plus, we're discussing a few other special treats to accompany THE ANCIENT BOOK OF SEX AND SCIENCE, things that might revolutionize how projects like this exist. Stay tuned!

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Monday, November 03, 2008

Let's do this.

This was a sketch from APE this past weekend, with all apologies to Shepard Fairey. Let's fix some things November 4, please.

APE report after the election, with news on how you can nail yourself a TIGER!TIGER!TIGER! signed book with an original painted bookplate!

Friday, October 31, 2008


Thanks to everyone who contacted me! All 20 sets are gone, gone, gone, I'm afraid. If we've communicated via e-mail, you're cool, and Paypal info will get to you shortly. Thanks, and see you at APE!

Thursday, October 30, 2008

more APE info!

Here's a sampling of what the bookplates will look like when you order your limited edition TIGER!TIGER!TIGER!/NOTES OVER YONDER set. These are all approx. 5" x 7", watercolor and pencil, and will not be attached to the book itself, but loose, leaving the choice of framing the art using it as a bookplate. These images may appear as panels in TIGER!TIGER!TIGER! volume 2, due next spring, as well.

Oh, and there's only 4 sets left, so if you want one, now's the time. ;) Details below.

COMMISSIONS: A few of you have inquired about commissions at APE, and here's the scoop: I'll be bringing limited supplies, as our booth is PACKEd this year with amazing people, leaving little to no room to paint. HOWEVER, I will be bringing paper and watercolors to produce images similar to the ones above, 5" x 7", and they'll go for $40 a pop, done on the spot. Come by if you want one!

*BONUS!* I just uncovered a few rare books from the "archives" which I'm offering online NOW and/or at APE: I've got 3 ANCIENT BOOK OF MYTH AND WAR limited editions, with drawings and paintings by me, Lou Romano, Don Shank, and Nate Wragg, as well as ONE copy of the limited edition FRANKENSTEIN hardcover by me and Steve Niles. These all feature real paintings inside, very limited, and otherwise sold out. $50 each, plus shipping. Drop me a line, otherwise they're first-come, first served at APE.

Monday, October 27, 2008

APE wares! *UPDATED!*

Heads-up! I've officially decided what limited edition stuff I'll have at APE:

*TIGER!TIGER!TIGER!/NOTES OVER YONDER limited edition: This is a signed, numbered, very limited edition for the end of the year. You get BOTH BOOKS, both of them with hand-carved stamp paintings inside, signed and numbered, and you'll also get a wooden TIGER, a hand-made and painted primitive object wooden toy, crafted from bed knobs and wooden dowels. Perfect for your mantle, desk, or workspace. I hope they'll make you smile. LIMITED EDITION OF 20. This set will go for $125, shipping included, and you're free to drop me an e-mail at your earliest convenience if you won't be at the show but think you want one. I'll reply with PAYPAL contact info. Again, limited to only 20, and as of the posting of these pics I've got about a dozen left.

*HIGH FIVE: A Scott Morse grab bag of sorts. This is a hand-drawn envelope package, sealed, that will contain an assortment of 5 comics and/or trade paperbacks that I've worked on. Things may include random copies of SOULWIND, VOLCANIC REVOLVER, MAGIC PICKLE, and other industry books like CATWOMAN, ELEKTRA, SAM AND TWITCH, and more, like various rare foreign editions of books. Again, sealed, so you won't be able to choose what you get, but I'll be posting images of the envelopes soon so you can see what sort of original art those will involve. You might even end up with original art inside. These are first-come, first-served, $10 a pop at the show. Online, I'll have to tack on shipping, for a total of $15. Limited number of these, but not signed and numbered.

Drop me a line if these interest you and you can't make it to APE! crazymorse *at*

Tuesday, October 14, 2008


Just a heads-up to plan to visit the booth at APE! I'll be in the usual spot, this time buddying up with ENRICO CASAROSA, DICE TSUTSUMI, RONNIE DEL CARMEN, and other special guests, right next to ALLEN SPIEGEL FINE ARTS!

We'll have:
*TIGER!TIGER!TIGER! advanced copies, unmarked and special editions (prices soon!)
*NOTES OVER YONDER unmarked and special editions
*VENICE CHRONICLES unmarked and special editions
*RED WINDOW SPRING and SUMMER special editions
*Original art
*and more!

More info soon, but mark your calendars!

Tuesday, September 30, 2008


You know, if you love slice of life comics that really give you a lot of organic watercolory atmosphere and emotion, you should really order Enrico Casarosa's amazing new book THE VENICE CHRONICLES.. Enrico's a good friend and I've seen this book come to life quite nicely over the past few months. It's an amazing package, a hefty little hardcover with meaty woodfree interior pages graced with painting after painting of genius.

Amazon's got 'em cheap, so order today, along with some other things...;)

Monday, September 29, 2008


Hey all-

The good folks over at COMIC RELATED have kindly posted a few pages from TIGER!TIGER!TIGER! Volume 1. go check 'em out, then order your copy! The Diamond Catalogue order number is OCT08 3781. I just got my advances from China and they look just the way I wanted them to. Pics soon.

Friday, September 12, 2008


Here's a unique look at some of the "process" of fabricating hardcover books overseas. NOTES OVER YONDER and TIGER!TIGER!TIGER! are both being printed by GLOBAL PSD in China, the same company that produced the finished ANCIENT BOOK OF MYTH AND WAR, as well as Bill Presing's beautiful BELLE DUJOUR and BOOKPLATE BETTIES and Enrico Casarosa's upcoming VENICE CHRONICLES. I hear we'll get some pics of the binding process soon, so stay tuned, and order these books if you haven't already! AMAZON links on the right.

Tuesday, September 09, 2008


Just a reminder to order NOTES OVER YONDER and TIGER!TIGER!TIGER! Now's the time those retailers are placing their orders from Diamond, and Amazon counts as a "retailer". These aren't limited run books, really, but initial orders are the key hit for self-publishers. Ordering now helps me along with future projects in a big way, and your support means the world! Again, I WILL more than likely produce a very small run of "limited editions" of both of these books, but probably limited to just 25 copies of each. As for the affordable edition for your bookshelf or coffee table, though, Amazon has the best deals I've seen on both (NOTES OVER YONDER)(TIGER!TIGER!TIGER!) There's "Look Inside!" previews of both on Amazon, too!

Thursday, September 04, 2008

musketeers of olde and late

Sometimes things slip through the cracks, but eventually they get done. Here are a couple of commissions I've neglected for way too long. And that, my friends, is why I usually shy away from online commissions.

Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Two More Benefits

Two more benefit auction pieces. I'll post more details on where you can get the WONDER WOMAN soon, but the elephant is for an Italian benefit calendar, Unione Italiana Volontari Ciechi, an association that helps the blind with their everyday lives.

Tuesday, September 02, 2008

TOTORO FOREST bidding open!

That's right! Go now to bid on your favorite pieces. Mine are priced with low opening bids of $100 each, and for a painting that size, that's a good deal if you snag one! All of the art is amazing, whether you bid on mine or someone else's...just get in there and help out the forest! Above you'll notice some Flying Tiger Air Buses, too...those are 4 more original art bookplates that you could possibly score an original of if you buy a $500 ticket to the event. Each $500 ticket comes with an original piece of art by one of the artists. ;)

Tuesday, August 26, 2008


You can get them on AMAZON now, and CHEAP! Only $10.17 for this hardcover volume. That's probably the best deal you're gonna find around town. And I'd love you to have a copy! It's at the printer now and coming along nicely. I just reviewed and signed off on the proofs. Again, for the die-hards, there'll be a limited edition version available soon, and you can hit me at APE for a personalized copy.

Thursday, August 21, 2008


It's in the can and at the printer! I'll have advance copies for sale at APE in November, and more than likely limited edition versions containing an original painting around the same time. More on that later. In the meantime, here's a sneak at some of the more watercolor-y storytelling found in the book. The art ranges throughout, but this particular style feels the most "right" to me for the types of stories I'm telling. I really hope you dig it.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

TOTORO FOREST tickets on sale!

This is your chance to not only bid on some amazing art in person, but to visit Pixar in the process. There are a variety of ways you can support the Totor Forest Project, and one of them is to get the top of the line ticket, which comes with original art by either me, Bill Presing, Enrico Casarosa, Ronnie del Carmen, or Dice Tsutsumi! Above are the four pieces I donated for the high-end ticket buyers. I call them TOTOPHANTS. Check out the TOTORO FOREST PROJECT blog for the latest!

Wednesday, August 06, 2008


The AMAZON LINK is live and ready for pre-orders with a very nice discounted price of $10.36! This is promising to be a very nice volume, 64 fully painted pages of heartbreaking love story. If you prefer to support your local retailer, remind them to order the book! Often times with smaller run books and boutique publishers you'll find that retailers may need a little prompting! It's in the current DIAMOND PREVIEWS catalogue in the AdHouse Books section!

You can download a PDF preview on the AdHouse Books Website, or view a nice plug of the book at COMIC RELATED!

Thanks again for the support. This is a volume that would make for great gift-giving as well, very accessible to new readers, featuring a single-panel-per-page format and no dialogue, but plenty of heart.

Thursday, July 31, 2008

A couple from the con *UPDATED*

So here's a couple of scans of pieces I did at the con, "convention sketches". I try not to do line art, but make things worth the time and money for everyone. The top one is a Maurice Noble-y western piece, then my tiger playing sax, the next one just a random creature, then a dog named Ninja and a cat named Pirate, the next is a SEVEN SAMURAI commission, third a WORLD'S FINEST, the bottom a BLACK WIDOW. Find me at a con and this is the level of "sketch" you get. More soon!

Tuesday, July 29, 2008


I'd like to thank everyone that came by to support RED WINDOW and make San Diego Comic COn 2008 such a success. Special thanks to Anita, Michelle, Jeff, Bill, Ikumi, the staff of Allen Spiegel Fine Arts, Ally and Pete, and of course my lovely wife Dani. Our booth was overrun with love on both sides of the table and it means the world that you all made the week such a pleasure.

I'll be posting pics of sketches (so if I did one for you, scan it and I'll post it!), as well as some pics of the booth and things in the next few days, so stay tuned.

Some of you asked about the original art, and here's the deal: Graphic Collectibles will have some of it available very soon for purchase. They cleaned me out at the con so they'll be handling sales of the pieces you've seen here. Mitch, the owner, is great to deal with, so if there's something you'd like, please drop him a line and ask.

In the meantime, you'll notice a little addition to the sidebar of the blog! There are officially some things available for purchase via Paypal that will ship as ordered, so get on it. Please e-mail crazymorse (at) with questions about sizes and availability before ordering. These are all limited edition items, so if you order without checking and I'm out of what you want, you'll have to go through the refund process on Paypal. Just a heads-up.

So now's the time to drop a line and order away!

More soon...