• Atom Age Vampire
My debut full-length feature film has screened at film festivals and sci-fi
cons nationwide. DVD is available for only ten bucks, here.
Watch for screening info and other news on my blog.
Some of my short films have screened at the Free Range Film Festival in
Minnesota and the Sunnyside Shorts Film Festival in New York City.
Bateman Presents Scott Bateman Presents, January 2007-March 2007, Plum
I produced every frame of animation for this 30-minute weekly series,
as well as doing a great deal of the writing, many of the voices and even
writing and performing all the incidental music. Voice talent included
Pete Holmes (VH-1), Jenny Slate (SNL), Kristen Schaal (HBO’s Flight
of the Conchords), and more. I also animated songs from UK indie band
Clinic, Bay Area electronica artist Kid606, and cult legend Jandek (in
his network TV debut) for the program.
And but so also, my animation has appeared on MTV, BBC World Service,
MTV Europe, and more.
I produced daily animations for the popular news-and-politics web site
Salon.com. Guest voices have included rocker Andrew WK, supermodel Elyse
Sewell, and more. Usually, I used actual audio of politicians and pundits.
• Bateman365, August 2005-August 2006:
I produced a short animated film every day for a year on his previous
web site. Voice talent for this monumental project included John Hodgman
(Daily Show), Michael Showalter (The Baxter), Paul Scheer (MTV’s
Human Giant), indie band Yo La Tengo, Elyse Sewell (America’s Next
Top Model) and many more. Animation Magazine named Bateman a “Rising
Star of Animation” based on his work on this highly ambitious and
hugely popular project.
can find links to 80+ of my animations here.
directed music videos for Thao With The Get Down Stay Down ("Cool
Yourself"), Low (”Hatchet (Optimimi Version)”), Clinic
(”Jigsaw Man”), Boston Spaceships ("Flay Away"),
Sarah Shannon (”City Morning Song”), Yo La Tengo (”Tighten
Up”), Jenn Vix (”Vampires”), Sex Clark Five (”Great
Sheikhs”) and more.
Bateman’s Sketchbook of Secrets & Shame (Word Riot Press):
My first book features a few hundred of his best sketchbook drawings and
cartoons, plus essays about my work from Wil Wheaton (Star Trek: The Next
Generation), Dave Eggers (McSweeney’s), Mary Jo Pehl (Mystery Science
Theater 3000), and more.
• My work has also appeared in Attitude: The New Subversive Political
Cartoonists (NBM) and 1000 Journals Project (Chronicle).
• Scott Bateman
An approximately-quarterly hour-long live show in New York City where
I screen my recent news-and-politics animations and discuss them with
a panel of comedians. Past panelists have included John Oliver, Janeane
Garofalo, Lizz Winstead, Michael Showalter and many more. A Time Out New
York pick! Watch for announcements of upcoming shows on my blog.
presented my animation at live comedy shows throughout New York City,
including the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater, Rififi, the Peoples Improv
Theater and more.
• King Features
Scott Bateman’s political cartoons appeared in over 300 newspapers,
including the New York Times, the Washington Post, Newsweek, and even
in Spain’s biggest daily paper El Pais.