Artist: Scott Shaw
Title: Fred Flintstone Fruity Pebbles TV Commercial Production Drawings
Year created: c. 1980s
Medium: Pencil on Paper, with mixed media
Edition: Unique, Original Artworks
Height (inches): 12
Width (inches): 22
This piece is framed
This series of three Fred Flintstone drawings by writer, penciler, cartoonist and animator Scott Shaw are original production drawings created for 1980s television commercials for Flintstones Fruity Pebbles cereal, produced by Playhouse Pictures Hollywood for Hanna-Barbera.
Dramatically framed in a classic black frame with black matting; framed size measures 12" in height x 22" width. The artworks are accompanied by its original Classic Moments Certificate of Authenticity.
Scott Shaw (often spelled Scott Shaw!) is a cartoonist, animator, and historian of comics. Among Shaw's comic-book work is Hanna-Barbera's The Flintstones (for Marvel Comics and Harvey Comics), Captain Carrot and His Amazing Zoo Crew (for DC Comics), and Simpsons Comics (for Bongo Comics). He was also the first artist for Archie Comics' Sonic the Hedgehog comic book series. Shaw is a recipient of the prestigious Inkpot Award.
Shaw began creating his artwork while still in his teens, and began working for Hanna-Barbera, first as an inker, and then as a writer and penciller, for a line of Hanna-Barbera comics which were originally published by Marvel Comics. Hired to the Hanna-Barbera staff, he became layout supervisor and character designer on NBC's The New Fred and Barney Show, a Saturday morning cartoon series starring the Flintstones.
Shaw's work in TV animation includes producing and directing The Completely Mental Misadventures of Ed Grimley for Hanna-Barbera, starring Martin Short and Camp Candy for DiC, starring John Candy. He was also awarded four Emmy Awards for his work as a story director/storyboard artist on CBS' Jim Henson's Muppet Babies (Marvel Productions). Shaw has also worked on dozens of other cartoon series, including Krypto the Superdog, Johnny Test, What's New, Scooby-Doo?, Duck Dodgers, American Dragon: Jake Long, Teamo Supremo, Jimmy Two-Shoes, Class of 3000, Fantastic Four, Richie Rich, Popeye and Son, The Smurfs, The Snorks, Garfield and Friends and The Bungle Brothers segments of Tex Avery's The Kwicky Koala Show and many others. Shaw also worked on Disney's direct-to-DVD Mickey's Twice Upon a Christmas and Mulan 2.
For nearly 10 years, Shaw served as Senior Art Director of Ogilvy & Mather in Los Angeles, where he co-wrote, co-directed, storyboarded and designed hundreds of animated TV commercials for Post Fruity and Cocoa Pebbles cereal. He also wrote and drew many print ads for the product, and has designed and illustrated many of the cereal's packages.
Shaw has also designed lines of action figures of Hanna-Barbera and Simpsons characters for McFarlane Toys. He co-founded Comic-Con International San Diego in 1970 by Shel Dorf, Richard Alf, Ken Krueger, Mike Towry, Barry Alfonso, Bob Sourk and Greg Bear.
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