Monday, July 21, 2014

New portfolio site!

I've put together a more easy to navigate online portfolio just in time for San Diego Comic Con. It's mostly a collection of a lot of drawings you guys have already seen but it also has samples from comics I haven't published yet online (Flight,  Explorer and sample pages from Silly Kingdom #2) if you were curious to take a peek! :)

My piece for the "Monstrosity" volume 2 space-horror comic anthology.
The 11x14" original is up for grabs as a kickstarter backer reward, check it out here!

Thursday, July 10, 2014


Had to take a quick work break to draw Babs Tarr's Batgirl , love love love her design.

Wonder Woman

Late night #WonderWoman for @Sketch_Dailies (channeling a lil' bit of Steven Universe- which I've been marathoning)

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Two Geeks Talking

Our interview with “Two Geeks Talking” (or 3 geeks in this case) is up online, listen to us babble about making comics! 

Tuesday, June 10, 2014


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This weekend is the Toronto Animation Arts Festival International and we’ll be exhibiting at the festival’s first ever market! So while you’re between film screenings and inspirational panels, come hang out with us at table A15 (right beside The Beguiling comic shop)! :)

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Vancaf this weekend!

Hey Vancouver! My brother Shaggy and I’ll be running around you THIS WEEKEND for the VANCAF comic festival. It’s an amazing show and totally free and we hope to see you there! :)
We’ve also been invited to join in on Lucy Bellwood’s panel on Comic Communities Saturday at 11am. Here’s an overview:
Drawing People Together: Comic Communities
Hosted by Lucy Bellwood
Featuring Ed Brisson, Jeff Ellis, Katie Shanahan, Steven Shanahan
 It can be hard making your way in comics, and nothing can be more valuable to a professional than the constant inspiration, energy, and networking that a community can provide. Come join comic leaders Lucy Bellwood, Ed Brisson, Jeff Ellis, and the Shanahan siblings as they discuss ways to connect with your peers and the benefit that comic communities can bring—both professionally and personally. 

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

(Kt, Shaggy and Hes)

You guuuuuys TCAF this weekend was an absolute blast! Thanks so much to everyone who came by our booth to say hello and check out our comics, you were all a delight :) We are truly blessed and incredibly grateful to have such amazing friends and readers 

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

TCAF Table 201

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Getting ready for the Toronto Comic Arts Festival this weekend. If you haven't been to TCAF before, it's a fantastic (and FREE) comic festival taking place at the Toronto Reference Library (Young and Bloor). Shaggy Shanahan and I'll be exhibiting at table 201. Come check it out!

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Black, White and Read All Over

Last night I went to the gallery opening of “Black, White and Read All Over” showcasing Canadian comic makers in connection with TCAF. And it is fantastic! I’m super honoured to have been chosen as a featured artist along side amazing creators like Michael Deforge, Jeff Lemire, Lynn Johnston, and Isabelle Arsenault. Put together by a group of talented UofT students and curated by Lee Petrie, the show runs until September and can be seen at Pearson Airport terminal 1 (Canadian Arrivals). So for you folk flying in for TCAF, GO CHECK IT OUT!!!

Thursday, April 24, 2014

HAPPY SPRING TIME! My sister Hesbell and I looked super cute at Easter, so I had to document it in drawings. A lil’ art-gift for her for completing her first year of University (congrats!!)

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

A mint haired woman I saw walking around the other day.

(This is what my sketchbook notes look like when I spot people I want to draw later):

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Silly Kingdom: A New Steed Indeed

Check out our talented friend Jason Caffoe's gorgeous colours for the newest Silly Kingdom comic! SO GOOD!!! To see more of Jason's work check out his tumblr page and head over to your local book shop or library and read Amulet, and the Explorer/Flight anthologies.

AND did you know Silly Kingdom 2 is available for pre-order?  The "Artist Edition" comes with an original inked sketch of one of the Silly Kingdom characters and a bonus mini print made exclusively for pre-orders (preview coming soon).

Friday, April 11, 2014

Dennis portrait (20 min)

Dennis (20 min)

Debbie gestures (1-2 min)

Debbie studies (10-20 mins)

Ben gestures (1-2 min)

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Some Delilah Dirk fanarts for my super cool pal Tony Cliff!

My brother and I got to hang out with Tony for 4 days straight this ECCC and let me tell you, that guy is a DELIGHT! Be sure to treat yourself and read his sword swinging adventure comic “Delilah Dirk!”

And if you want to hear more about our Emerald City adventures, check out this week's Shanahanigans Live stream episode #120!

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

A sneak peek at the cover line art for our next comic Silly Kingdom: A New Steed Indeed 

We'll have 100 mini postcards to give away at Emerald City Comic Con this weekend, if you'd like one then book it on over and meet us at table #308!