PAGLIACCI by Scott Benefiel

The Aria Serious crew welcomed Scott Benefiel to sketch Pagliacci this week rounding out "comic artist night at the opera." Scott Benefiel has been an illustrator for several years working as a storyboard, comic book, and conceptual artist for most of his professional life. Recently he designed VFX storyboards for the new COSMOS TV series due in 2014, and was part of Aaron Sowd Productions where he created pre-vis storyboard art on feature films for Will Smith's Overbrook Productions. He was a cinematic storyboard artist for 343 Industries on the video game Halo 4 as well. Before that Scott was illustrating for the video game company High Moon Studios as a storyboard/concept artist designing and creating many of their cinematic cut sequences.
He was also an artist for the Adult Swim animated series Minoriteam for awhile, as well as a board artist for other numerous television and film projects. He was a conceptual artist for the award-winning animated film Robotech: The Shadow Chronicles  for Harmony Gold as well. Scott's been a professional comic book artist for over 20 years working for numerous publishers such as Marvel, DC, Top Cow, Image, Wildstorm, Dark Horse, Disney and others. He's worked on such titles as Superman, Hellboy, The Justice League of America, Witchblade, Wildcats, Tomb Raider, and Silver Surfer, among others. A professional screenwriter and actor for over a decade, Scott wrote and acted in the feature romantic comedy The Month of August. The movie garnered numerous awards from several film festivals around the country including "Best Feature" and "Best Screenplay" honors. Recent creative endeavors include writing and starring in the internet series Ghost Provokers, a parody of the ghost hunting shows which currently proliferate the airwaves. He also writes and draws the webcomic Cork. You can see more of Scott's work at his website.

Artwork © copyright 2014 by Scott Benefiel. All rights reserved.


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