Author: ShawnM

BBC World News America

BBC World News America Correspondent Jane O’Brien interviews Shawn in his studio. The two discuss Shawn’s approach to drawing “The Black Panther” for Marvel Comics and his artistic process as a comic book illustrator.

Photography by Joy Asico.


ABC 7 News

ABC 7 News Adrianna Hopkins and Michelle Marsh interview Shawn about his time drawing the Black Panther for Marvel Comics and the significance of Marvel Studios “The Black Panther” film.



NBC Universal Panel

Shawn joined fellow comic book creators Jason Scott Jones, Micheline Hess and Kwanza Osajyefo as a featured guest of NBC Universal’s “Defining Moments in the Arts: Celebrating The Superheroes of Our Time” event. The panel was organized by Jason Scott Jones and NBC’s Black Employee Network at 30 Rockefeller Center and moderated by Karama Horne, Contributing Editor/Producer at SYFYWire.

Photography by Milo Stone.



Black Panther: The Man Without Fear-The Complete Collection

Marvel collects Shawn’s acclaimed “Black Panther: The Man Without Fear” story arc in a new Complete Collection.

Along with celebrated artists Francesco Francavilla, Palo, Mike Oeming and Simone Bianchi, Shawn illustrated the final chapter of the series written by David Liss.



University of Michigan / Stamps School of Art & Design

Shawn was a guest speaker at the 2018 University of Michigan Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Symposium.

In addition to his lecture at the Stamps School of Art & Design, Shawn filmed a segment demonstrating his process of translating script to a comic book layout.

Photos by Stephanie Brown & Jon Clark.




Shawn receives a special credit in the Warner Bros “Justice League” feature film.




Shawn speaking at TEDx MidAtlantic: SUPERPOWERS 2017 held at Sydney Harman Hall in Washington, D.C. Shawn’s talk on becoming an artist, illustrating iconic brands in the comic book industry, creating unique visual campaigns and media representation will be available soon.


2017 Romics Golden Career Achievement Award

Shawn accepting a Romics Golden Career Achievement Award with legendary artist, Paolo Eleuteri Serpieri and Kevin Jenkins, art director at ILM in Rome, Italy.

Photos by Andrea Laureani.


“La Borinqueña” Benefit Art

Shawn contributes original artwork to the upcoming benefit anthology featuring the superhero “La Borinqueña” created and published by Edgardo Miranda-Rodriguez.

The graphic novel project will raise funds for the citizens and rebuilding of Puerto Rico.

Colors by Christopher Sotomayor.




Shawn contributes original artwork featuring American icons Ida B. Wells and Mae Jemison to “FEMME MAGNIFIQUE”. 

Co-created by former Vertigo Books Editor-In-Chief  Shelly Bond, the graphic novel anthology showcases inspirational comic-book stories about powerful women in science, politics, and the arts.

Shawn joins an A-list of writers and artists, including those published by Random House, Marvel, DC Comics, Image & IDW, New York Times best-selling authors and TED speakers to bring “FEMME MAGNIFIQUE” to life.



Society of Illustrators

Shawn was invited to serve as a judge on the 2017 Society of Illustrator’s “Will Eisner Scholar” competition.

The Society hosts the event on behalf of the Will & Ann Eisner Family Foundation and the scholarship is awarded to students across the country for their outstanding work in illustration and sequential art.

Photos by Breann McGovern




“Thief of Thieves” Cover Process

Shawn discusses his ten favorite “Thief of Thieves” covers and the creative process behind each image with journalist Tim O’Shea for CBR.



Image Comics “Experience Creativity”

Shawn was featured in the “Experience Creativity” campaign for Image Comics. The advertisements showcased various Image artists and writers to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the publishers founding.

“Creators are the backbone of our business. And by “our,” I mean the entire comics industry, not just Image. Why not celebrate the people who actually make this stuff happen, especially since it’s our 20th anniversary of providing a place for them to do the comics they want to do, on their own terms?” -Eric Stephenson, Editorial Head of Image Comics