Designer, Illustrator and writer of ficti
on & non-fiction, occupationally hovering in the advertising ghettos of Minneapolis & Saint Paul, Minnesota.
I can be more or less defined by my roles as Dad and Husband; once a single parent of my three exuberant children, who live with me in my home, I am now very happily married to my amazing wife, Raini! All of these ingredients combined, make my life a paradoxical roller coaster of hellacious joy and insightful befuddlement, and were it not for my buoyant, easy going nature, and the stable, common sense, uplifting energy of my wife, I would most assuredly have lost my sanity a long time ago.
My Family - Sam, Flynn, Raini and Scotty
My twin daughters, Abby & Bryn
- all growed-up and out of the house!
I value a good pipe, a stout pint, and consider myself a purist when it comes to single malt highland Scotch - which for me is not a tool of inebriation, but rather an enlightened repast to be shared with colleagues and like-minded pedagogues of philosophy and hob-knobbing banter.
I am a contemplative, spiritual man of consideration who values intelligence, wit, justice and touch. I do not shy away from a good fight, and have had a few brawls in my day - whether on my behalf or in defense of another - and, were times different, would most probably be known wide and abroad as an expert swordsman. However, in keeping with my paradoxical nature, I prefer employing words over weapons, wit above profanity, spirituality above religion, stalwartness above inconstancy. And as I grow older, my burgeoning jaded cynicism is wholly tempered by my desire to not become an ass. My humor is wry, my mind is fertile, and my love is deep.
My wife Raini and my son Flynn
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SCOTTY ROBERTS' RESUME
Art Director, Illustrator, Designer, Historian, Theologian, Writer
Having spent the bulk of the last twenty-five years in advertising as a creative director, designer and illustrator, Scotty's background is laced with varied and diverse skills and experience in the publishing, audio and visual fields. He possesses an astute flare for the visually dramatic, and carries that over from print to film.
After two years in a Christian bible college, he entered seminary pursuing his Masters in Divinity (Mdiv) and worked as a youth director. During his college and seminary studies, he focused on his academic and personal passion for history, theater and art. His religious studies intensified his interest in spirituality, and his research of the Paranormal expanded throughout the following years.
Shortly after his seminary years, Scotty began a small comic book publishing effort, writing and illustrationg stories, which were also pitched as animated television series. He developed and published the highly successful Ancient Heroes trading card series, and began development on a series of young readers chapter books. He authored and illustrated his first historical teen readers novel, The Rollicking Adventures of Tam O'Hare, which garnered success in the teen and college markets.
Scotty began his delve into paranormal investigation by co-hosting and producing Three Horizons Paranormal Radio airing on KOMA in Oklahoma City. He simultaneously launched a fledgling paranormal investigative effort which culminated in the development of Dead Reckoning.
Scotty's current projects include, Tam O'Hare and the Banshee of BallyGlenMorrow - the second in his series of Tam O'Hare historical novels; and a more scholarly effort, The Rise and Fall of the Nephilim, published by New Page Books and set for release January 2012. The book explores biblical, apochryphal and ancient Mesopotamian accounts of extraterrestrial and spirit visitation, and comparative Flood mythologies.
Scotty is the co-founder and Executive Editorial Director of INTREPID Magazine, a publication with an eclectic focus on Science, Politcs, Culture, Ancient Civilizations, Conspiracies and Unexplained Phenomena. He is the former Editor-In-Chief of TAPS ParaMagazine, the offical publication of SyFy's Ghost Hunters.
Scotty currently lives with his family not far from the Minneapolis/Saint Paul metro area, where he grew up and lived most of his life.
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You can see more about Scotty by following these links:
Art Direction website
Scotty is also a frequent guest speaker at many paranormal events around the country.
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SCOTTY ROBERTS' RESUME