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EW.COM: Comixology Announces Creator Trading Cards

tradingcards“Comics are a visual medium filled with both colorful and memorable characters, some of whom have been around for decades. They would be nothing, however, without the creators making it all happen behind the scenes.  To celebrate these talented men and women, Comixology will be distributing “Comic Book All-Stars” trading cards at this year’s San Diego Comic Con.”-Entertainment Weekly

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NPR / Facebook Live Interview

NPR’s Tanya Ballard Brown interviews Shawn in his studio about his graphic novel series “Thief of Thieves,” art and comics.

See how Shawn translates the script to page for “Thief of Thieves”.



SDCC Exclusive Negan Skybound Comic Variant

The Walking Dead’s” most infamous villain, Negan, appeared on the covers of various non “Walking Dead” comic titles published by Robert Kirkman’s Skybound imprint.

Shawn designed and illustrated this “Negan” themed cover for his series “Thief of Thieves”, exclusively for the San Diego Comic Con.



BET Interview

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Artist Shawn Martinbrough talks about working in the comic book industry — and growing its diversity.

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VIDEO: Scion/Skybound Overview with The Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman & “Thief of Thieves” artist Shawn Martinbrough

In this interview with Scion, Robert Kirkman gives an overview of his company, Skybound Entertainment. Best known as the creator of “The Walking Dead”, the hugely successful comic book and TV show, Kirkman works with creators like Shawn to tell stories in various genres and platforms.


VIDEO: Scion interview with Skybound / “Thief of Thieves” artist Shawn Martinbrough

Check out a behind the scenes look as artist Shawn Martinbrough creates a priceless depiction of the upcoming Scion iA, set in the world of the comic book “Thief of Thieves”.


“How To Draw Noir Comics” Korean Edition

Hans Media acquires the Korean language rights to Shawn’s art instruction book, “How to Draw Noir Comics: The Art and Technique of Visual Storytelling” published by Random House.

The Korean publisher has also licensed Stan Lee’s “How to Draw Superheroes” and “Super Scary Mochimochi”.


13th Dimension Interview

13th Dimension interviews Shawn on drawing the Big 25th issue of his acclaimed Skybound/IMAGE series, “Thief of Thieves”.



Comic Book Resources Interview

Comic Book Resources interviews Shawn about illustrating the dramatic 25th issue of his acclaimed series “Thief of Thieves” with writers Robert Kirkman and Andy Diggle.




From “Scalped” to “Thief of Thieves”, SALON names “Thief of Thieves” one of “The most engrossing crime comics in history”.



Naples Comicon nominates “Thief of Thieves” for Best Series

“Thief of Thieves” nominated for “Best Foreign Series” by The Naples Comicon in Italy. 

The candidates for this years award have been selected by the editors of some of the most important web portals of comics in Italy such as Fumettologica, MangaForever and White Space.




BUZZFEED names ‘Thief of Thieves”, one of “The 19 Greatest Comics of 2013”.



New York Daily News Interview

 The New York Daily News’ Clem Richardson interviews Shawn about growing up in New York, his career as an artist, working for Marvel and DC Comics and drawing “Thief of Thieves” with Robert Kirkman, creator of “The Walking Dead”.



DMZ: Free States Rising

The “DMZ: Free States Rising” trade paperback collects Shawn’s two part story arc written by Brian Wood, published by VERTIGO/DC Comics.



Captain America: The First Avenger

Shawn illustrates an original Captain America story, written by William Harms, exclusively for Marvel and the U.S. Army.

The graphic novel has a million copy print run and with the release of the feature film “Captain America: The First Avenger”, will be distributed on military bases across the country.



Luke Cage Noir

Shawn illustrates the mini-series “Luke Cage Noir” for Marvel Comics. Set in 1930’s Harlem, the crime thriller written by Mike Benson (ENTOURAGE) and Adam Glass (SUPERNATURAL, CRIMINAL MINDS), featured the classic African American superhero Luke Cage.

The mini-series has been collected in hardcover and paperback editions.

READ MORE at USA TODAY and Entertainment Weekly.


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