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Hey there Deviants - I just wanted to give a heads up for anyone who watches my page that might be interested, we are giving away a piece of original art I did from the latest issue of Monkeybrain's "BOO! Halloween Stories." All the details (and a look at the art) are at this link on my Tumblr page. This is an extension of the original contest, where we printed the wrong email address like a buncha boneheads. So as a mea culpa, I threw in a bonus sketch for the contest winner. Check it out and thanks for watching!


Shawn McGuan
United States
Editorial illustration, comic book art, graphic design, the back of a photocopied piece of paper, a bar napkin, whatever... I'm pretty much always drawing. And if I'm not, I'm thinking about what I should draw later.

Professionally I have a few editorial illustrations under my belt, and I have penciled (and on occasion inked) several comic books for companies like Moonstone Books, Markosia and Monkeybrain Comics. Including:

Lai Wan #1 - pencils
Airboy and the Air Fighters #1 & 2 - pencils and inks on the Airboy chapters

Smoke & Mirror (vol.1 no. 5) - pencils
Project Eon (issues 2 &3) - pencils

BOO! (Issue 2) "The Night The Dead Rocked Texas" - Pencils, Inks, Colors

Current Residence: Illinois
Operating System: Mac


Zatanna (2015) by mcguan
Zatanna (2015)
Did a little experimenting with Copic and Photoshop techniques between phases of a commission.
Lila Cheney by mcguan
Lila Cheney
So about a year-and-a-half ago, I did a poster for the X-Men character Dazzler, and mentioned that the piece had been on hold because "it was meant to have a companion piece," but that piece was "on pause until I get ahead of my work list." Ha ha, good one, Past Me. No one ever gets ahead of their work list, ya dummy. Anywho - meet said companion piece. I've still been pretty swamped and this kept getting pushed aside until earlier this year when I tweaked it a bit. I finally just swapped in a new date and decided to post it.

The whole point of these two pieces was me trying to figure out how someone like the Disco-centric Dazzler would mesh with a rock goddess like Lila Cheney. Not sure I ever figured it out. Mostly in my head I equated Dazzler with someone like Emily Haines of Metric, while Lila was a Brody Dalle analog. Maybe a little Shirley Manson.

Created with PITT Pens, Copic Markers and Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator CS 5.1. I had an easier time working in the names of Ms. Cheney's creators (Chris Claremont and Bob McLeod) than I did with Created-By-Committee Dazzler.

Supergirl by mcguan
Man alive, it's been cold enough to send a Kryptonian running for hot chocolate.

I drew a version of this last year during our oppressive Midwest winter, but my hands must have been too frozen because I didn't like that version much. Came across it during this current cold snap and thought I'd give it a re-do.

PITT Pens on EON Comic Art Board, Adobe Photoshop CS5.1.
American Flagg! by mcguan
American Flagg!
Happy 2015! I'm readying for a move in the next month or so, so I've been going through some things lately, including a lot of my comics from the '80s, a.k.a. the peak Howard Chaykin era. Man alive, his American Flagg! books with First Comics and his Shadow mini-series at DC were (and still are!) something to study repeatedly, art and design-wise.

I'll probably be doing more of these quick character studies while my studio is in various states of disarray and I juggle between commissions and unpacking.

Created with PITT pens on EON Comic Art Board, Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop CS 5.1

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mcguan Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2014
Thank you much!
ronsalas Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014
Thanks for the watch!
PlanetKojo Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013   Digital Artist
ThanX for the :+fav:! Much appreciated. Been getting some fun projects coming in. More soon!
DoodleLyle Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013
thanks for the follow, Shawn.  Again, big compliment coming from you.
mcguan Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013
Absolutely - looking forward to seeing new art from you (and hope to get back to some myself in the near future)!
DoodleLyle Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013
Thanks for the fave! Big compliment from a man of your talents!
DoodleLyle Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013
Shawn--wow. Way impressed with your work. Thanks for sharing it!
mcguan Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013
Thanks a lot! You've got a great gallery too. Love that Batgirl piece (you have several great BG pieces, but I was talking about the "TV Batgirl" in particular. ;) )
DoodleLyle Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013
McGuan, You going to be in San Diego this weekend? Would love to meet up if you are. Thanks for the kudos on my work too! jel
mcguan Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013
No San Diego for me, unfortunately - I'm actually taking the year off from all conventions (I'm in the Chicago area). I hope to brave the SDCC sometime though. Hope it's a good con for you!
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