ProFile: Scott Hampton


Scott Hampton (born April 10, 1959) is an American comic book artist well known for his painted artwork. He is the brother of fellow-comics-creator Bo Hampton. Working as a freelance comic book artist, Hampton has illustrated such iconic properties as Batman, Sandman, Black Widow, Hellraiser, and Star Trek in addition to work on his creator-owned projects such as The Upturned Stone. His works include Spookhouse, released in 2004 by IDW Publishing, in which he adapted his favorite ghost stories into sequential form, Batman: Gotham County Line and the creator-owned series Simon Dark with writer Steve Niles for DC Comics.

What made you decide to work in the medium of comics?

My older brother, Bo, introduced me to comics and it was love at first sight.

What part of the process is the most challenging or frustrating to you?

Pacing. Telling a story smoothly I find quite challenging.

If you could give one piece of advice to an aspiring comics creator, what would that be?

Learn the craft of writing as well as drawing. Tell your stories. Don’t give up.

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