scott phillips

A.K.A. Scotty (not sure why)


“Truth is a precious commodity, so should be used economically.” — Mark Twain

What makes you, YOU?

  • History buff and avid collector: Books of all kinds (history and science in particular), Silver Age comic books, pulp science fiction magazines from the ‘40s – ‘70s.
  • Mr MAC(intosh) — Introduced Mac graphics technology to The OC Register (1988) and also the first Mac Graphic Designer for Disneyland Creative Services (1991)
  • Illustration, drawing and painting
  • Cigar connoisseur
  • Traveled throughout the US

Things that make you tick...

  • Jazz and blues
  • Cigars
  • Folklore
  • Travel
  • Comedy

Pet peeves, dislikes, and anything else wrong with everything?

  • Ideologues
  • Mushrooms, olives and pickles.
  • Gas prices
  • Grocery shopping
  • Oprah

Your first (and last) magazine cover?

  • Cigar Aficionado: Phillips compares the Top Ten Domestic Cigars with Rum Soaked Crooks.

Your midnight shift superhero identity? 

  • Boomerang, time travel.

Most unique experience during your career?

  • Presenting a bus wrap design to Michael Eisner on a real bus.

What is your shaman power animal? 

  • An ant, based solely on statistics.

Something important you need to let the world know?

  • From a demographic study conducted by the OC Register, c1988: “Newspaper readers are broken down by age and sex.”

Fairly useless but unique skill or trick?

  • I can play the concertina.

Most likely scenario in a decade?

  • Retire to my ancestral home in Ireland.

Good book for a long-flight?

  • Toss-up between East of Eden (John Steinbeck) and The Light that Failed (Rudyard Kipling)

Movie most likely left in your DVD player? 

  • The Man Who Would Be King