Power User Profiles: Scatman

When I decided to bring back the PUPs I made a list of 'machiners I'd like to include, today's power user was top of that list. Which is not really that surprising, when you are name checked alongside AMS as one of the masters of Heromachine (by djuby and Kaldath no less) you know you've got some serious skill going. Added to the fact his creations are always unique and brilliant and his comments never fail to amuse, I'm happy to welcome Scatman to the ranks of the Power Users.

Online name used in HeroMachine environs:  Scatman

What is the secret origin of that name: Since I was just a small tike no-one could pronounce Scatigna, being the "G" is silent like lasagna. Hence the  "Scat" and the later added "man".

A photo (or drawing) of you in “real life”:


Real name: Bobby

Real city and Country: Seeing as if some think I'm from another planet. I live in Neptune, New Jersey, in the U.S.A about 65 miles from NYC on the good ol' Joisey shauw'.

Real job: Obviously due to the time I spend on HM3... out on Disability due to a leg injury after being a seafood merchandiser for 16 yrs, and a professional musician. Sometimes hired for some studio recording and such for a few bucks here and there.

Real age: 42

Gender:  Male.

Relationship status: Married with a 6yr old and 2 stepdaughters in their 20's

Online archive of your creations:


The best piece of HeroMachine art you’ve created:


Favorite all-time geeky movie if any: All the Star Wars flix of course played a big part in my childhood, but I would have to say Return of the Jedi was one of my fav'. But Close Encouters of The Third Kind takes the cake!

Favorite all-time geeky book if any: Well I prefer More philosophical or enlightenmental books such as "The Power of Now" by Ekhart Tolle or  "Communion" By Whitley Strieber, so I don't think these would qualify than again who said there was no such thing as a philosophical /alien geek right?

Favorite all-time geeky TV show if any:X-Files probably, wait maybe Star Trek The next gen.

Favorite all-time comic book character if any:  Dr. Doom

If you could have one super-heroic power in real life, you’d choose:When I was a kid trying to go to sleep, I would imagine what I would do if I could stop time. The first thing I would do is get as many people in the Mall naked and throw them all in one pile and then start time again to see my masterpiece unfold! he he he..

In your leisure time you like to:Jam on my acoustic, ponder the universe, create my silly HM characters and play with my 6yr old Lucas.

Character design turn-ons (things you love to see that make for a good design): I love highlights and shading just like the next guy, but I feel what makes a good piece of work is the "outside the box" use of items and good faces poses and uncommon color use.

Character design turn-offs (things you hate to see that make for a bad design): Wow....let's see here...I  dislike when you can tell the same template was used for every character, Bad body part and item placement, only using basic primary colors, when one rushes to have quantity of characters instead of taking time to create a quality character. Obvious laziness.

Best tip for a HeroMachine newbie: Use tips and tricks, ask for advice, and test the limits of "The Machine! "Oh and MOST of all have a blast and take criticism lightly or it may ruin your fun.

Any personal message you’d like to share with the HeroMachine community about Geek Life: Creations are made to be first loved then shared!

About JR19759

Email: jr19759@hotmail.co.uk Twitter: @jr19759 Deviantart: JR19759 Deviantart HM Group: Heromachine-Art

12 Responses to Power User Profiles: Scatman

  1. Wow, pegged you wrong. I always pictured a 20-something strolling the boardwalk casinos.

    Love your use of items. Professor Combusto really showcases your technique. The split background moves the eye, bringing attention to the details in both organic and mechanical arms.

  2. Moognation says:

    Love that we’re the same age, Scatman! Don’t know why, just seems cool somehow…

    Great profile!

  3. djuby says:

    Well deserved and long overdue.

  4. Myro says:

    Wait, Scatman’s Power User status is just now being announced? It was so obvious a choice, I just assumed that he was one already. Wow. Congrats, love your stuff.

  5. Trekkie says:

    Very well-deserved! Seriously, you’re such a talented HMer that I’m a bit surprised you didn’t have a profile before now.

  6. TOOL says:

    Excellent ( tapping fingers like Mr. Burns ). Welcome to the fold my friend. Great learning more info on people of this site. I really like how it brings artist together from all over the world really.

  7. ams says:

    Congrats, Scatman! All the best, brother!

  8. Scatman says:

    I can’t tell you how awesome it is to be apart of this community!I have been inspired by almost everyone Here and I couldn’t be more sincere when I say I consider myself a pupil before any kind of teacher since alot of my stuff that is inspiring has been inspired by another.That’s how it works here and I truly love it!In the great words of the amazing AMS……Cheers!

  9. Herr D says:

    Wait. Prof. Combusto isn’t how you really look? Awh, man. I thought you might be a distant cousin. Of a friend of mine. Yeah. That’s what I meant.

  10. DiCicatriz says:

    More than well-deserved. Welcome to the club 😀

  11. Nug says:

    Awesome Interview! Learned some things about one of my favorite creators!

  12. CantDraw says:

    Excellent choice! Your absolutely one of my favorites, Scat.