Shawn Martinbrough Talks Comic Books

Published by Hortense Barber on Wednesday, August 25, 2010 at 4:51 pm.

Batman, X-Men, Blade, Luke Cage and Storm; they are some of the hottest characters to originate in comic books and then hit the silver screen. Not so common is the name Shawn Martinbrough; but he is the artist who has drawn many of these characters for DC and Marvel Comics. Martinbrough, who earned his degree in illustration from NYC’s School of Visual Arts, is one of the few Black artists drawing for Marvel Comics.  He has even released his own book for budding illustrators about his distinct style titled, “How to Draw Noir Comics: The Art and Technique of Visual Storytelling.”

BET News sat down with Martinbrough to get his thoughts on being one of the few African-American illustrators in the industry, and how he has reached back to help others pursuing careers in his field.

Learn more about Martinbrough on his Web site.  Plus find out how you can get his books  Luke Cage Noir  and How to Draw Noir Comics: The Art and Technique of Visual Storytelling.


Martinbrough discusses his latest project here.

Martinbrough talks about noir and the future of the comic industry here.

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