Bio

Shawn Martinbrough is the author of “How to Draw Noir Comics: The Art and Technique of Visual Storytelling”, published by Random House and reprinted in several languages. He is a critically acclaimed creator/artist whose DC Comics, Marvel and Dark Horse Comics projects include “Batman: Detective Comics”, “Luke Cage Noir”, “Captain America”, “The Black Panther” and “Hellboy: Secret Nature”.

Shawn has co-created characters featured in the blockbuster feature film, “Deadpool”, the animated “Batman: Gotham Knights” and the FOX television series, “GOTHAM” and “The GIFTED”.

Shawn is the artist of “Thief of Thieves”, the acclaimed graphic novel crime series written by Robert Kirkman, creator of the AMC television series, “The Walking Dead” and award winning author Andy Diggle.

Shawn’s work has been covered by The New York Times, The Washington Post, NPR, The Hollywood Reporter, Entertainment Weekly, BET, Essence, Ebony, The New York Daily News, USA Today, AOL, Publisher’s Weekly, SIRIUS/XM Radio and others.

Shawn has been a featured guest and panelist at comic conventions in San Diego, New York, Washington, D.C., Paris, São Paulo and Rome.

As an artist, Shawn has given lectures on his career at TEDx Mid Atlantic, The Society of Illustrators, Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts, The Savannah College of Art and Design, The University of Michigan, Prince George’s Community College in Maryland, Geppi’s Entertainment Museum, the BEA/Book Expo of America and The 100 Black Men of America Conferences.

Photos by Joy Asico and Eli Kaplan.