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Stray #2 Variant Cover by mcguan
Stray #2 Variant Cover
Hey, I can finally show off the variant cover I did for the second issue of STRAY, coming out from Action Lab Entertainment. Check out the ordering information over at writer Vito Delsante's site as well as a 6-page preview of Sean Izaakse's awesome artwork. His cover for the issue can be seen here on his dA page. This is a fun book, check it out!

Created PITT and Prismacolor Pens on EON Comic Board, and Adobe Photoshop CS5.1
Mockingbird by mcguan

I needed to flex some coloring muscles before I embark on a few commissions (and holidays) that will take me out of circulation for awhile, so here's a quick one of Marvel's Mockingbird for the Third Rail Design Lab Weekly challenge. I went back and forth on whether to make the S.H.I.EL.D. logo background red or blue, so I figured why not post one here and the other on my Tumblr page. Now if I could figure out how to make a poly-bagged-and-foil-variant digitally, I'd be just like the comic industry.

Created with PITT and Prismacolor pens, Adobe PS and Illustrator 5.5 and a reference shot for part of the pose from

Skyward by mcguan
I didn't know Jeremy Dale other than we followed each other here on dA ( thejeremydale ) and I had a chat once with him and his wife at C2E2, but that was enough to floor me when I heard the news that he had passed away this week at 35. So I felt compelled to take a crack at his characters Quinn and Jack from his book SKYWARD last night.

If you're interested in helping out his wife during this difficult time, there is a GoFundMe page set up to take donations here:
Murder Ballad by mcguan
Murder Ballad

This year’s BOO! HALLOWEEN STORIES is finally available for download on Comixology. 64 pages of story and art for only $1.99 - it’s all treat, no trick.

Inside you’ll find “Murder Ballad,” written by Ken Lowery and art by yours truly. It’s a prequel to the story we did in last year’s BOO! (also available on Comixology for you completists out there - you can see my process for the art on one of those pages right here) starring rock-n-roll siblings Johnny and June Valentine and the legendary Stagger Lee. And there's even a contest to win a page of my original art. Hop to it, kids! 



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
Hey, look a journal! Forgot about these things.

I've been away from dA for a variety of reasons, one of which is that I was preoccupied illustrating one of the installments in Monkeybrain's new four-issue anthology series BOO! The first issue hits Comixology today, with the rest to follow over the next few Thursdays until Halloween.

My chapter is written by Ken Lowery (Co-founder of the Fake AP Stylebook) with lettering by TheIronRachel. Our chapter, titled "The Night The Dead Rocked Texas" and two other great stories - as well as some fantastic framing sequences by Calamity Jon Morris comes out next Thursday, Oct. 17.

You can find the whole series here - .99 an issue! Thanks in advance!


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BabsDC Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your gallery is amazing! I love your art! You are now watched by me! :D
mcguan Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2014
Thanks a lot- I appreciate it!
BabsDC Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
you are very welcome :)
Gaston25 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2014
Thanks for watching!
polkanator Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014
What a wonderful gallery.  Great work.
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)!
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