Friday, December 31, 2010

2010, a great year, 2011 looking even better!

This was an AMAZING year for me. I seem to be gaining some real traction in comics. My family is doing great, and all of my friends seem to be enjoying life. I just wanted to thank EVERYONE who has helped, supported, and/ or inspired me this past year. I wouldn’t have any books on the shelf, or sites with traffic without an audience. Thank you all!
2011 is already aiming to be a more magnificent year, even more so than 2010. I have a really exciting project I’m starting to work on. Look for it around Halloween. My first web comic, for, will be out in a few weeks. Also, I’m in talks with some of my favorite hip-hop artist about collaborating with them on some future projects. There’s alos some stuff in the works, nothing nailed down, but exciting none the less. That’s just what I know of now, before the year has even begun.
Raise you glasses tonight, to a special upcoming year! The toxicology forecast for my evening is looking like the periodic chart that your science teacher never showed you.
Thanks and CHEERS!
See ya in 2011.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Designs Designs Designs

Working on designs for my next book. Can't say much more than that right now. But i CAN show these...

Monday, December 20, 2010

Marvel Fans!

Hello all!
To be the first to learn about the biggest comics event of 2011, check out the live press conference via at Noon Eastern on December 21st!

Friday, December 17, 2010

More Designs...

Starting to design my next Marvel project. Here's some designs, thats all i can say for now :)

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Goodbye Deadpool, for now...

So, I'm done with my latest Deadpool book. A team up with Wolverine. Great fun to draw. So, i am on to my next job, a mini series. No, it's not Deadpool. This mini series should take almost a year to do, and what's after that? Only time will tell. So this is my farewell to DP.
You may recognize this drawing. It was the try out i did for my first marvel job, Deadpool: Games of Death. The drawing has been sitting, waiting for me to ink it for some time now. I thought it would be neat to ink it now, ater all the growth of the past two years has happened. Plus it's a nice bookend to opening act of my comics career, lets hope.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Putting on my designing boots

I'll be doing s bunch of designs this week, for my next few stories. Kicking off with these two...

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Atlanta Comic Con

I was at the Atlanta show this past weekend. The show was slow, but still, i got to catch up with a bunch of cartoonists i know. I didn't do many sketches, but i did a couple.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Wizard World Atlanta

I'll be at Wizard World Atlanta this weekend. Look for me in artists alley and for my workshop on Sunday at 11!

Another brush sketch. This time of Pacewon, a favorite rapper of mine. One of many.
I think this suffers from not enough blocky black shapes. Too much grey. Live and learn.
if you like hip hop, you NEED to check him out. here's a link to his latest video

He's an underground artist, give him your support by buying his music, not downloading it.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Confidence Builder...

This was done from a photo of David Carradine. I'm doing a bunch of these as warm ups. The goal is to build my confidence, forcing myself to draw more with ink, pencil less. The pencils drawing under this was done in 15 seconds, max. Just a fat stick figure. With luck and practice, i'll be bringing more and more of this into my printed work. All in all these are around a 15 minute drawing.
Yeah, the likeness is shite, but that wasn't really the point.

Friday, October 29, 2010

Puck You!

Tired of the Puck Puns???

What The Puck?!

Messin' around with Puck. I love this little dude! It'd be real fun to get to draw a book with him and Wolverine. Two short mutant hair-balls. The Simian Super Duo!

Friday, October 22, 2010

Atlanta Hawks...

From the ESPN Magaznie NBA Preview issue, hosted by Marvel comics. RUN to the store and buy it, it's chock full of Marvel Artist Goodness! Colors by my main man, John Rauch!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

NYCC Follow Up

The show was great! It was really nice meeting all of you who stopped by, said hi, and or purchased something. I lined up some VERY excisintg gigs, which you'll see info on as soon as i can say or show something. Here's a little skecth i did at the show, for my art reps wife at Cadence Comic Art. It was a Disney themed sketchbook, and ever since i saw "Bolt", i couldn't get this lil bugger outta my head. So i put him on paper.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010


It’s that time! NYCC!!!!! I’ll be there in FULL EFFECT.

I’ll be in Artists Alley, table H-10. I'll be doing sketches, selling my sketchbook (Inkpulp: The Serpico Sessions), and selling Marvel books i worked on.

My are Dealer, Cadence Comic Art will be in the Small Press area, table 257

My Marvel Booth signing is on Sunday, 10:30-11:30 am.

Stop by and holla at me.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

I'm still here...

Hello all,
I haven't given up on comics or fallen out of work. Quite the opposite! I've got three projects I'm currently working on at Marvel. None of which i can really talk about, or show anything for. Which sucks, but as soon as i can show something, i will! I am hoping to be doing more sketching and practicing, so look for some stuff soon. Maybe i need to do something like Murphy's Wolverine ABC's. Maybe thats too structured? I don't know, but i'll figure something out and start posting soon. Thanks for your patience!
In the meantime did you know about the other areas i maintain a web presence at?

Deviant Art
TWITTER - shawncrystal

Also, don't forget about my art rep, Cadence Comic Art.

I will be attending New York Comic Con, and i'll be posting journal about that soon.


Thursday, August 26, 2010

Baltimore Comic Con...

I won't be at Baltimore Comic Con, but my original art will be! Stop by Cadence Comic Art booth #A47, and buy some art! If you're into that kind of thing.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Inkpulp Art for Sale!!

I now have an art dealer! Cadence Comic Art. I'm lucky to be in such good hands with a dealer who reps so many talented artists! Check it out, prices are very reasonable...

Wednesday, July 28, 2010


I like to carry a Moleskine sketchbook wherever i go and draw. Most of the time, this is done while i travel. I like to use a hi tec c and a Pitt brush pen exclusively. Here are some of those travel drawings, all my flaws shining for you to see. :)

Some more pages...

From DPTU 892... John Rauch on colors, of course.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Another Hardcover...

My third hard cover comes out this week. It collects the first 5 (i think) issues of Deadpool Team up, including "Good Buddies" By Stuart Moore and myself. The raccoon gang stroy. Deadpool Team Up Volume 1, July 8th, pick it up!

Monday, June 28, 2010

Thursday, June 24, 2010


So, my next gig involves a Robot fighting two of Marvels mightiest mutants. I'm not great at designing tech stuff, so i put in the hours in and here is the final version...Not bad?

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Hype Machine, Part 3

Looks like i was off, Deadpool Team Up 892 will ship next week, June 30th! NOT June 23rd like i originall said. More Hype to come!

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Monday, June 14, 2010

Hype Machine, Day 1! Supercon on the Horizon...

With my book dropping next week, it's time to start hyping that thang! Deadpool Team Up 892, Written by David Lapham, Drawn by me, painted by John Rauch. I say painted because he goes far beyond what a colorist typically does.
Also, i take off on Thursday for SuperCon in Florida, which i am looking forward to in a BUG way! If you're in the Miami area, stop by!
With only a few days to spare before i leave, let the parade of images start!

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Journal Comic...

Here's my addition to the Journal Comic of Kevin Burkhlater. I had a BLAST doing this. It was nice to let the cartoony lose, channeling some Bill Watterson. This whole strip was done with a Schaarffe 3000 series, size 2 brush. I hadn't used a shcaarffe in a while. Good brush with a real sharp point. I like a little more belly than this brush offers, BUT i could (and maybe will) do some more pages with it...
I'm off to the beach for a week. When i get back, more posts to come!
Also, i'll be at Supercon in two weeks. If you're in the area, come on by artists alley and shout at me!

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Hypin it...

Starting to build the hype for my next issue, Deadpool Team Up 892. Written by David Lapham, Drawn by me, colors by John Rauch. Out on June 23rd!

Thursday, May 27, 2010

KB Journal comic...

Kevin Burkhalter runs a DAILY journal comic, becuase he's insane. He's also awesome and asked me to do one. Here's my initial designs for him and his buddy Jarret Williams, another awesome cartoonist (Look for Super Pro K.O. from Oni this summer!)
I tried to stay on model with Kev's characters and still add a touch of me. It's nice to get to do something this cartoony. More to come...

Blue is better

Another pass on the color by J-La!

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Th Deadpool Bugle...

This is a great Deadpool fan site...

I was asked to help develop the new logo, and i was honored to do so. Hope you all like! Colors by my close friend and cartoonist guru Jason Latour...

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Wonder Con sketches 2010...

I was busy as hell, as you can see. I sat on two Marvel panels also. GREAT CON!

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Wonder Con

I'll be at Wonder Con in San Francisco next weekend, sitting in artists alley. I'll be selling my new sketchbook "The Serpico Sessions." I'll also be doing sketches and selling original art. I'll have a list of 10 sketches for the weekend, with 5 head sketches on top of that. Stop by early if you want to get on the list! Stop and say wassup.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Friday, February 26, 2010

Recent Commission

Eh. I sat on this one for a LONG time. Finally finished it. Strikes and gutters...

Monday, February 22, 2010

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Superbad plus Deadpool =

Another Design for the upcoming DPTU. I based his human form off of Jonah Hill, cause i gots mad love for Jonah Hill and i hear he's a Deadpool fan!
Ultimatley, we decided the demon form needed to be uglier and more grotesque. That design will go up next.