ANIME WEEKEND ATLANTA is next week!

I’m very excited!  If you’ are going to be there please stop by Artist Alley and say “Hi” to me at table E-12.  

Seth and I will have copies of Dalrak the Mighty #1 available for the first time ever. And as usual I will be doing sketch commissions as well as having prints and copies of Shadows of Oblivion.

Bonus for this year. We’ll be doing two panels!

HOW TO MAKE MANGA AND COMICS: Saturday 6:15-7:15pm Room CGC 113 &114: http://sched.co/1lI3iWA

MAKE MANGA, NOT EXCUSES: Sunday 3:15-4:15pm Room CGC 113 & 114: http://sched.co/1lI3FQW

Check the links for more info.

I can’t wait to see everyone there!!

Look Everyone! I’m on another Podcast! You should go listen to it, because it is awesome!  Thanks Mark for having me on!

HEROES CON SKETCH: Orcus Queen


I found some sketches from Heroes Con!

This is a sketch of the Orcus Queen from Zenescope’s Grimm Fairy Tale comics. I was the line artist who worked on Grimm Fairy Tales #47 which tells her story, so I’d say I’m pretty qualified to do this sketch!

If you like my sketches I have a giant book of them for sale. Over 200 sketches. Here are more details: BUY SKETCHBOOK

DALRAK THE MIGHTY #1 page 6

Written by Seth Talley
Illustrated by Shawn McCauley (that’s me)

Oh yeah, never mind that dragon.  I’m starting to think Dalrak is the luckiest man alive…

Don’t want to wait to find out what happens next? Get your copy now:

Did you know Dalrak the Mighty was originally created, written and drawn in just 36 hours? No? Well you can check out the original 36 hour comic on:

Most important:  Make comics! not Excuses!

DRAGON*CON SKETCH: Headless Horseman Corvo 


Here’s my last sketch from Dragon*Con!

I’ve never played the game Dishonored, but i thought this was a pretty cool concept. Drawing the character Corvo as a headless horseman was a pretty creative idea from the commissioner, and I was happy to draw it!

If you like my sketches I have a giant book of them for sale. Over 200 sketches. Here are more details: BUY SKETCHBOOK

Y’know, backgrounds is why it takes me so long to make comics… Stupid perspective… #makecomics #drawing #comics #perspective #background

DALRAK THE MIGHTY #1 page 5

Written by Seth Talley
Illustrated by Shawn McCauley (that’s me)

First a plane crash, then a dragon… Not the best day for Dalrak.

Don’t want to wait to find out what happens next? Get your copy of now:

Did you know Dalrak the Mighty was originally created, written and drawn in just 36 hours? No? Well you can check out the original 36 hour comic on:

Most important:  Make comics! not Excuses!

DRAGON*CON SKETCH: Winter Soldier & Black Widow 


Here’s another sketch from Dragon*Con!

Not really any quirky story for this commission. The person who asked for it was cosplaying Winter Soldier and they were with someone cosplaying Black Widow. So I thought that was cute, for whatever my opinion is worth.

If you like my sketches I have a giant book of them for sale. Over 200 sketches. Here are more details: BUY SKETCHBOOK

DRAGON*CON SKETCH: ELROND


Today’s Dragon*Con sketch has a fun story. The commissioner wanted a sketch from Lord of the Rings, but was very specific to say “Not from the movies.”  Now this sort of commission excites and terrifies me. It’s a character from a novel that had no illustrations. So that means I get to let my imagination run wild…. except I have to restrict it to the descriptions given in the book. Only I haven’t read the book in a decade, so the difference between the books and movies were muddled in my head. I was scared I was going to mess this up.

Thankfully the commissioner loved the sketch, so it all worked out in the end!

If you like my sketches I have a giant book of them for sale. Over 200 sketches. Here are more details: BUY SKETCHBOOK

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I'm an Indie Comic book artist. I've freelanced for mostly small companies as well as self publish my own comic. I get asked alot of questions on how I got into comics, how to draw, and/or how I started creating my own self published comic.

As I'm answering these questions I'm finding most peoples create excuses for themselves. Something to justify the fact that they're not trying very hard. The truth is if you want to do something, ANYTHING, whether it's making comic books or being in the circus, there is no excuse for not perusing your dream.

This blog will show work in progress, and tutorials on drawing and making comics in general, as well as feature some motivation to pursue your dreams and stop making excuses. I'll also be posting pages from my own self published comic to prove that I'm not a hypocrite and I practice what I preach.

So lets Stop making excuses and start making comics!

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