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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


May the 4th by mcguan
May the 4th

Happy May the 4th and all that. It you follow me on Tumblr, it's pretty obvious I'm borderline obsessed with Daisy Ridley's face. It's an elusive one to capture, at least for me. This version probably ended up the best of my attempts, but it's also unfortunately a pretty straight forward take on a promotional shot from FORCE AWAKENS. Eh, guess that gives me another excuse to keep trying.

Cool and Warm Grey Copics, Prismacolor pens, white colored pencil on smooth Strathmore bristol board.

The Hangman and The Prisoner by mcguan
The Hangman and The Prisoner
Kurt Russell and Jennifer Jason Leigh from Tarantino's "The Hateful Eight," rendered in Prismacolor Pens, Warm Gray Copics and Uni-ball Signo white pen.
Rogue by mcguan

I felt like drawing someone in a hood, so Rogue it is.

I drew this sometime last year during some rare downtime, and when I sat down to color this one and try out a few new techniques I realized how rusty I was on the old ones. This past year has been crazy busy with a new house, new baby and all that yadda yadda and after finishing some commission work for some long-suffering clients, I’m finally getting to a point where I can start knocking out some new pieces, hopefully. I think it’s been going on a year since I did much color work. Time to shake those cobwebs.

PITT Pens, Adobe Photoshop CS5.5

Valkyrie (Marvel) by mcguan
Valkyrie (Marvel)
Knocked out a quick sketch of Valkyrie with Pitt Pens and Copic Markers last night (iPhone snap of the original posted here) and decided to throw some color and half-tones on it as I'm easing my way back to the computer following Inktober. Still trying to figure the best way to color Copics.
Cat and Kitten by mcguan
Cat and Kitten
Another Inktober entry, this one from Day 23. Man alive, Julie Newmar sure knew how to wear that costume. *whistles*

Copics, black and white PITT Pens
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!


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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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NeridaNixie Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013
Great gallery, congratulations! (:
mcguan Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013
Thank you much!
Offworldtrooper Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Superb work. Very nice comic style you have. Mucho impressed.
mcguan Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013
Thanks a lot!
PlanetKojo Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013   Digital Artist
Thanks for the :+fav:, McGuan (the artist formerly known as McGone).
mcguan Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013
Absolutely, brother. Yeah, I figured it was time to get my name right, since there are at least 7 different variations to keep track of on Tumblr.
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