Born February 9, 1972 in Deep River Ontario, he grew up in St Thomas. At 19 he attended the University of Waterloo where he majored in Fine Arts/Film Studies. He then entered the Computer Animation program at Sheridan College in Oakville.

His first job was in a corporate communications company where he created visual art for Fortune 500 companies. About 2000 he went freelance and was soon contributing to the field of web comics. He entered the graphic novel field when with writer Joseph Torres he created Days Like This which was nominated by the American Library Association as one of its “Best Books for Teens” in 2004. He has done a second book with Torres called Scandalous which garnered him a Russ Manning Award nomination.

His first work as a cartoonist and second effort in the graphic novel field was Northwest Passage which was nominated for an Eisner Award, two Harvey Awards, three Shuster Awards and a Doug Wright Award. More recently he has created an all ages fantasy adventure series called “Three Thieves” published by Kids Can Press The first book Tower of Adventure won the 2011 Joe Shuster Award for Best Comic for Kids.

McClelland and Stewart published Two Generals his graphic biography about his grandfather’s experiences in the Second World War. It was nominated for two Eisner Awards, two Shuster Awards and the Ontario Library Association’s White Pine Award for Non-Fiction, as well as being listed by readers in CBC Canada Reads: True Stories as one of the top 40 Canadian non-fiction books of all time. He has also participated in the North Wing Project.

Circa 2015, Scott became involved in Hope Nicholson’s project to collect the episodes of John Stables  “Brok Windsor” cartoon serial into a single book. There was one last episode which John had written but never completed by Maple Leaf Publishing had collapsed. Hope asked Scott to illustrate this final episode for her book. This episode along with a portrait drawn by Scott appears only in Brok Windsor 1944-1946.

He presently lives in Waterloo Ontario with his wife and two sons.




Content biography & Cover book front:

Two Generals. McClelland and Stewart Ltd., 2010.

Content biography & Cover dust jacket front:

BIX. Gallery13/Simon & Shuster Inc., April 2020.

Content novel & Cover book front:

Northwest Passage…. ONI Press Inc. ….
Bk. 1: June 2005. Bk. 2: June 2007. Bk. 3: June 2007. Annotated: June 2007.
Three Thieves …. Kids Can Press ….
Bk. 1: Tower of Treasure. 2011.

Bk.2: The Sign of the Black Rock. 2011.

Bk. 3: The Captive Prince. 2012.

Bk. 4: The Kings Dragon.2014.

Bk. 5: Pirates of the Silver Coast. 2014.

Bk. 6: The Dark Island. 2016.

Bk. 7: The Iron Hand. 2016.


Content serial:

True Patriot: All New Canadian Comic Book Adventures. Ed., J. Torres. True Patriot Comics, 2013: “Whatever Happened to the Red Ensign”: 9-16.

True Patriot: Heroes Of The Great White North. Ed., J. Torres. True Patriot Comics, 2014: “Red Ensign in ‘The Knight of Normandy’”: 31-38.


Content story graphic:

Canadian Notes & Queries, 103, Fall 2018: “The North Wing: Selections from the Lost Library of CanLit Graphic Novels Episode Twenty-Three, Michael Ondaatje’s ‘The Collected Works of Billy The Kid’, as adapted by Scott Chantler”: 40-41.



Content novel & Cover book front:

Days Like This. Writ., J. Torres. Oni Press Inc. March 2003.


Content story:

Gothic Tales of Haunted Love. Ed., H. Nicholson & S.M. Beiko. Bedside Press, 2018: “Goldblind.” Writ., Hope Nicholson: 52-57.


Content episode:

Brok Windsor 1944-1946. Car., Jon Stables. Ed., Hope Nicholson. Bedside Press, 2015: “The Lost Brok Windsor Story” Co-writ., John Stables & Ted Ross: 188-196.                     Portrait of “Brok Windsor”.


Cover front:

Kayak,…. Canada’s National Historical Society.
44, Sept. 2013. (Canada In Comics)

45, Dec. 2013. (Epic Arctic)

60, April 2017. (Canada 150)

72, April 2020 (The Second World War)

Content :

History text:

Kayak, 37, Sept. 2011: “Riot In Regina.” Writ., Jean Mills: 18-21.

Story text:

Kayak, 60, April 2017: “Guiding Lights.” Writ., Allyson Guillver: 21-23..


Article book:

True Patriot: All New Canadian Comic Book Adventures. Ed., J. Torres. True Patriot Comics, 2013: “About the Creators”: 103.

Article periodical:

Maclean’s, 23 Feb. 2016:“Warning: contains graphic content.” Writ., Charlie Gillis:  68.


“About”. Scott Chantler Cartoonist. 14 May 2012. <>


C:\Users\Robert\Documents\CARTOONING ILLUSTRATION ANIMATION\IMAGE BY CARTOONIST\C\CHANTLER Scott, Northwest Passage v1, 2004, fc .jpgNorthwest Passage Bk 1, June 2005, Front cover.

C:\Users\Robert\Documents\CARTOONING ILLUSTRATION ANIMATION\IMAGE BY CARTOONIST\C\CHANTLER Scott, Kayak, 72, Apr. 2020, fc.jpg Kayak, 72, April 2020: Front cover.

C:\Users\Robert\Documents\CARTOONING ILLUSTRATION ANIMATION\IMAGE BY CARTOONIST\C\CHANTLER Scott, BIX, 2020, fc.jpg BIX. Gallery13/Simon & Shuster Inc., April 2020. Front cover.