(a gallery of selected 2016- 2018 art)
A LONG TIME AGO...
(an archive of selected 2009 to 2015 art)
(fortunately, not like Luke and Vader)
Star Wars has been an important part of life for the Simmons family. Scott's dad, Kim Simmons, was the official freelance packaging and catalog photographer for Kenner's vintage toy line. Scott got to see his dad's amazing work as he grew up. Scott even helped out with various shoots and his finger can be seen on the CAP-2 package. Years later, Scott became Kim's assistant photographer and together they worked on Hasbro's POTF2 line. Kim continued working on Star Wars product until about 2000 with the Episode I line. Scott himself enjoyed working as a in-house photographer at Kenner/Hasbro for several years, leaving before any work started on Episode III. Years after Scott returned to Cincinnati, both Kim and Scott were invited to speak at the 2008 OSWCC social event, and they experienced a new community among Star Wars fans. Nowadays, Kim is retired and travels to shows with Scott's mom Pat. Scott follows his passion as an artist, continuing to draw for many published comic books as well as for various Star Wars projects. Kim appeared in the 2014 toy documentary "Plastic Galaxy", and in 2016, he was inducted into the 501st Legion as an honorary member. Both father and son were interviewed for Season 1 of Netflix's "The Toys That Made Us". Kim appeared in extra released footage and Scott is hoping his interview might appear in Season 2. Both Kim and Scott have pieces of work in the 2018 exhibit "The Force of Fandom" at the Columbus Museum of Art.
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