Shawn Martinbrough is the author of "How to Draw Noir Comics: The Art and Technique of Visual Storytelling", published by Random House and reprinted in several languages. He is a critically acclaimed creator/artist whose DC Comics work includes a two year collaboration with novelist Greg Rucka on "Batman: Detective Comics." Shawn co-created characters featured in the "Batman: Gotham Knights" animated DVD.

Shawn's projects for Marvel Entertainment include "Luke Cage Noir", "Black Panther: The Most Dangerous Man Alive" and an exclusive "Captain America" graphic novel for the U.S. Army & Air Force Exchange Service released with the feature film, "Captain America: The First Avenger". Shawn also illustrated the X-Men universe title "The Morlocks", written by Geoff Johns, Chief Creative Officer of DC Entertainment. Characters that Shawn co-created are featured in the blockbuster 20th Century Fox feature film, "Deadpool".

Shawn is currently illustrating "Thief of Thieves", the acclaimed graphic novel crime series written by Robert Kirkman, the creator of the hit AMC television series, "The Walking Dead" and award winning author Andy Diggle."Thief of Thieves" is in development for a live action television series.