Thursday, November 02, 2006

New Torpedo Monkeys album coming soon, with artwork drawn and painted by me and inked by Noah Snodgrass!

Check out the band's crazy tunes here:

Sunday, October 15, 2006

Horse Cave Trio, Live at the Dive DVD (coming this October!)

This is the artwork for the DVD cover for a live performance at the Dive in Detroit on October 14th! The Horse Cave Trio is a real rockin' band! It's an honor to do artwork for them!

Go buy all of their albums!!!

In other news: The next issue of Untamed Highway will be finished soon! We hope to have it on sale by the beginning of the year! We're really proud of this issue and I will post more about it soon! Stay tuned!!!

Thursday, September 21, 2006

Here's a couple freelance projects recently done for two amazing bands! Both logos were drawn by myself and inked by the famous Noah Snodgrass from Untamed Highway!

Horse Cave Trio is a rockabilly band located in Michigan. They are known for their "hillbilly rock n' roll"!

You can hear some of their songs here:

Neptune Society is an instromental surf band from Philadelphia Pennsylvania. They're good!

Hear their songs here:

I've got a zillion more projects to post! Stay tuned!

Thursday, August 03, 2006

Monday, June 19, 2006

Here's a painting I just finished for the DVA art gallery in Chicago! This painting is also for sale, in case anyone likes Shawn art!

Go to to find out more! There's also art by my best friend Noah Snodgrass, and many more talented tiki-related artists!

Sunday, June 18, 2006

This one's for my dad! He's a sick bastard!
...Just like all cool dads should be!

Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Here's some of my sketchbook art! Drawn and inked by myself.

Monday, April 24, 2006

Here's some more Untamed Highway art!

This is my first blog! I draw an underground comic book series called Untamed Highway with my buddy Noah Snodgrass. It's inspired by all the stuff Noah and I love, like classic comics, classic cartoons, old music, tiki culture, B-movies, silent movies, and lots of other stuff and things. The series is also an homage to the old roadside attractions which began to disappear during the 1950's. I'll explain more about that later.

Noah writes all the stories. He's a great writer. I layout/pencil and letter the comic, and then Noah inks it. All the color art is painted by me.

Most of my inspiration comes from old comics from the 1920's-50's, and classic cartoons from the 1930's-40's. I'm a big fan of Bob Clampett and Tex Avery cartoons, so I try to bring a classic animated style to the characters in the comic.

Noah gets a lot of inspiration from classic and underground artists. His inking style is similar to Jack Davis and Robert Crumb. I think my clean animated style of drawing mixed with Noah's scratchy detailed underground inking makes interesting artwork. Here's some samples:

(You may need to click/enlarge these to see them better. They're not showing up to well here.)