Speaking Events / Awards

Romics / Rome, Italy.
Photos by Andrea Laureani

Paris Comic Con.

D&AD Book Design Awards jury /London, UK.

100 Black Men of America Conference / Orlando, FL.

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – NOVEMBER 20: at the 16th Annual ADCOLOR Awards at JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. LIVE on November 20, 2022 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Rodin Eckenroth/Getty Images)


Public Speaking Engagements

Shawn has been invited to many prestigious institutions and conventions to discuss his career as a professional artist. In 2022, Shawn served on the D&AD (Design and Art Direction) Book Design Awards jury in London, UK and was a recipient of the ADCOLOR Legend Award.

Public speaking engagements:

• The ADCOLOR Conference • International Comics Festival of Algiers (Fibda)  • The International Spy Museum  Angoulême International Comics Festival  • California African American Museum: CAAM
• Walt Disney Animation Studios  •Lockheed Martin  • The Pentagon  • TEDx Mid Atlantic: Superpowers
• Romics Comic Con  • The Paris Comic Con  • The School of Visual Arts
• Careers in Entertainment by the Will And Jada Smith Foundation  • Digital Diversity Network Conference
• Columbia University  • Comix Fest Brazil
• The Society of Illustrators  • Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art
• The University of Michigan  • The Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD)

• Prince George’s Community College  • Geppi’s Entertainment Museum
• The Book Expo of America in New York City   • The 100 Black Men of America Conference
• The San Diego Comic Con  • The New York Comic Con
• Wizard World Convention at Richmond  • New York Comic Fest