Saturday, May 14, 2016

Molly and the Bear Book Review by Adroth Rian

Adroth Rian kindly wrote a very nice review of Molly and the Bear for the German comics blog Below is the english translation. Thank you so much, Adroth!
"Molly and the Bear"
by Bob Scott .
Hey, everybody! Today we'd like to introduce you "Molly and the Bear" short comics by Bob Scott. The comic strips are telling the story of Molly, her family and a friendly bear, who lives with them under the same roof (which is pretty hilarious, if you consider, that most families have a medium-sized dog at the utmost).

The stories are told in a very heartwarming and funny way, always leaving a wide smile on your face after reading. The drawings strongly remind of Saturday morning cartoons from the eighties and nineties, which brings back the good old childhood memories. D'you like a little taste?

You are craving for more? Find a whole bunch of "Molly and the Bear" comic strips on the official website Also, if you want to keep up with all the upcoming events related to this lovely comic project, check out Bob's Fanpage on

What are you waiting for? Read it, like it, share it!
...And since Bob asked so kindly, we also added the Amazon link, where you can buy "Molly and the Bear" hardcover book ;-) So if you decided to buy Bob's comic book, just follow this link and it can be yours in no time!

And now... we're over and out.
See you around!
Your Shin and Adroth 

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Molly and the Bear Book Review by Jerry Beck

Writer, animation producer and author Jerry Beck has written this very positive review of Molly and the Bear for his website Cartoon Research.Thank you, Jerry!
Molly and The Bear by Bob Scott (Cameron + Company)
molly-bear-bookAnd finally – Good news, everyone! Molly and the Bear has now been collected onto print media (where its belonged all along) in a huge new coffee table book from Cameron + Company. 
I’ve always admired Bob Scott’s web comic, it’s so damn good looking. It feels like an animated cartoon in four panels – and for good reason: Scott is a trained animator who has credits on Cats Don’t Dance and The Incredibles(among much else). 
The strip (which started in 1997) concerns 11-year old Molly, her nine-hundred pound talking pet bear, along with her somewhat patient Mom and Dad. The new book collects literally hundreds of strips, along with some fantastic back pages bonus material (sketches, pencils, roughs, promotional images and some wonderful retro “Sunday section” comic pages). Good stuff, sez I. Lots of fun. Highly Recommended! 

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Friday, May 6, 2016

Molly and the Bear Book Review by John Adcock.

The talented John Adcock has written a glowing review for Molly and the Bear. John writes the blog Yesterday's Papers. It's my go to blog for info on vintage cartoons and comic strips. John is also a cartoonist, illustrator and storyteller himself with a wealth of knowledge about the history of comic strips. 
Signed copies of the book are available from Center Stage Gallery

Molly and the Bear

“Holding a book of my own comic strips has been a long-standing dream for me, second only to having a successfully syndicated newspaper strip.”  Bob Scott

by John Adcock

WEB COMICS are a new and relatively undocumented evolution of the comic strip. Independent web comics — and flash animation — made their debut with the onset of the home computer. Newspaper syndicates were quick to move online with new and established properties, pushed by ongoing newspaper closures that decimated traditional avenues of employment for print cartoonists. The decline in newspaper comics is probably irreversible at this point, but web comics do have advantages in that comic strip artists can build a respectable number of readers through social media promotions, and issue regular book collections in a more traditional manner.

A FEW DAYS AGO the mailman (my hero) delivered to my doorstep Disney artist Bob Scott’s Molly and the Bearhardcover book. A book collection of the best of his heart-warming, laugh inducing syndicated web comic series about an 11 year old girl and a 900 pound scaredy-cat bear. Bear, fearing hunters in the forest, entered Molly’s house through an open window and took up residence on the sofa. Bear was quick to win the hearts of Molly and her Mom. But for Dad it was too much having an uninvited houseguest hibernating on the couch, emptying the fridge and alienating his wife’s affections. 

BOB SCOTT was born in Detroit. Michigan and never had any other goal than to work as a cartoonist in emulation of Dennis the Menace, Pogo and the Saturday morning cartoons. He graduated from the California Institute of the Arts and worked over thirty years in the animation industry. In the 80s, fresh out of Cal Arts, Scott co-penciled the U.S. Acres strip for artist Jim Davis. Molly and the Bear was born in 1997 and has been a syndicated web comic since 2010. He prepares Molly the old-fashioned way writing his own gags and drawing with Indian ink on bristol board.

BOOKS ARE still quite popular. You can take Molly and the Bear to bed, read it in the bath, scribble in the margins, crayola the panels, or try your hand at copying Bob Scott’s animated characters. Molly and the Bear is published in shiny hardcover by Cameron+Company with 256 pages of high resolution b&w strips and more. The section titled Behind the Ink shows charming sketches of the main characters and charts the progress of one strip from rough thumbnail through blue-pencil to finished work. Plus a Forword by Brett Koth, creator of Diamond Lil. Available at Barnes & Noble and Amazon.

Read the latest episode of Molly and the Bear in the New York Daily News HERE.