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little paintings, etc.

Posted in feed with tags , , , , , on July 8, 2010 by shawn dubin

are coming-no larger than 3″.  i’ve finished three new ones and have more on the way in preparation for the art show i’ll be having in october. dates to be announced here, on facebook, etc once they’re solid.


did a small interview for Inked magazine and may be in the august issue.  if anything comes from it, i’ll post an update.

pulling more ink together for the 13 project/proposal.  also getting a portfolio together for the upcoming comic con to drop at the booths of comic book companies.

work work work.


still a ways to go

Posted in feed with tags , , , , , , , on May 27, 2010 by shawn dubin

as per my last entry, said fire has finally given me a minute to breathe and type a few words of update.

did a bunch of work on the website.  check it out- lots of new material, a reordering of sections, links, etc.

i’ve also begun taking a real inventory of all of the work that’s in the 30+ sketchbooks that sit upon shelves in my studio, scanning in pieces that pertain to different projects, and organizing them digitally.  needless to say, there’s a lot of stuff in there and the task is ongoing.

this led to the “concept design” section on my website.

solar wing concept schematic

outside of this, i’ll be exhibiting my work in a show at trust gallery (3rd and arch in philadelphia) toward the end of october through halloween.  i’m working on finishing up the series of “little paintings” you can find on my website, a few larger acrylic pieces in the “consumption” series, and preparing plates of “the untimely endeavor” for hanging.  more details to come.

onward and upward

Posted in feed with tags , , , , , , , , on April 21, 2010 by shawn dubin

here i am again, trying to pull myself back into some sort of creative routine.  how does one balance the full time job, painting, comic books, and various other projects that invariably come one’s way while still managing to keep some semblance of a social life?  precariously yet gleefully.

glad to say jen and i will be getting away to san francisco for a few days next week.

for now, it is time to work work work once again.

just finished a series of concept sketches and designs for miss tora brava‘s upcoming, incredibly ambitious, multi-layered project.  here’s a taste:


i managed to get this and a number of other situational/character designs finished in less than three days.  good to know i can still crank these things out when the need arises.

jason has been soldiering on with the outlines for the 13 presentation we’ll be making to dark horse some time later this summer.  i’m getting back to the inking. here’s a photo of the latest completed page.  keep in mind it’s taken on my phone and a bit underwhelming because of this.

possessed and proud

more art on its way.

a new year, then.

Posted in feed with tags , , , , , , , on January 24, 2010 by shawn dubin

much has transpired over the last few months between my grandmother’s death and my father’s hospitalization and continuing rehab.  it’s sometimes overwhelming, but with the much appreciated help of my wonderful family and friends, i’ve managed to keep on moving.  my wife has been especially amazing.

that said, thirteen is the only project that has managed to progress due to its portability.  i carry it with me up and back between the tattoo parlor and home in an awesome new case i grabbed from pearl (art store) in their death throes.  at this point there are only nine pages of pencils remaining.  after i’m through with that, jason and i will decide which sections of each issue should be inked for our next presentation.  we’re also going through the other issues and tweaking things every here and again.

my poor painting projects are sadly neglected.  i wave to them in passing through my studio at home.  hopefully i’ll find a slice of time for them in the near future.

this year is going to be interesting to say the very least.

here’s a two page spread from issue six of thirteen:ties that bind.  can’t wait to ink this insanity.  keep in mind, this is just a photo from my phone.

worlds without end release

Posted in feed with tags , , , , , , , , , , on December 4, 2009 by shawn dubin

at the moment, worlds without end is available for sale on link below.  it will be available through amazon and borders some time in the next 2-6 months.

i’ve stolen glen’s words here:

3 Years in the making, 63 Channels publishing is proud to announce the new Illustrated novel by 63 Channels owner/editor Glen Feulner & artist Shawn Dubin. to buy, go to :
Here’s a blurb about the book:
She is a nameless orphan, abused throughout her youth and imprisoned for the supernatural abilities she’s not supposed to have. On her 18th birthday, she uses her powers to escape and make a life for herself in a new world. When she witnesses the destruction of that world she moves on, unaware of the relentless evil forces following and the endless cycle of devastation she will endure.

Here’s what critics are saying:

In Worlds Without End, Glen Feulner and Shawn Dubin have created an apocalyptic multiverse rich in mystery and clouded with an oppressive supernatural foreboding. Feulner’s evocative text allows readers to peek behind a horrific curtain, revealing oblique glimpses in the shadows it casts that would have been dispelled by more concrete explanation. Dubin’s cinematic monochrome illustrations perfectly support that mood, at times shockingly tactile, at others sweeping into imaginative fancies suggestive of the bleakest of fairy tales. Together they’ve crafted an expansive mythology dense with world-altering struggles, twisted eroticism and fantastic powers treading the boundary between sci-fi and fantasy.
– Shaun Brady, Journalist


I was given the opportunity to review Glen Feulner’s Worlds Without End, and I immediately sat up to take notice from the very first sentence. Here is a remarkably fresh voice in horror: this is a highly original work that brings fantasy and dark dreams to the surface in the form of the most beautifully descriptive prose I may have ever read. I found myself wanting to take my time with Feulner’s work; to savor the fluid movement and the depth of his creations.

As I said, I took notice from the very first sentence, which reads: “She was from nowhere and everywhere; a child of multiple worlds, never really raised but inspired by each piece of contact, no matter how brief.” What a grabber!

Worlds Without End comes in sections. Part One is more of an introductory explanation of who this unique individual is, done in a narrative style. It is interesting enough to hold my attention and it made me want to know more.

But it is in Part Two where the real excitement starts. Switching to a first person account, we begin seeing through the protagonist’s eyes. Glen Feulner has the gift of making the reader feel empathy for the character, and I found myself rooting for her.

This is the most original and creative book I have read in a long time. The elements of horror are there; but this book will appeal to lovers of science fiction as well. The protagonist is able to go through doors in time, some to worlds in apocalypse; others to places dark and haunting. The talent that Feulner possesses (besides the beautifully fluid prose) is that he is able to make all of this believable. It works.

Something truly amazing about Worlds Without End is the artwork. Its distribution throughout the book is generous, and this is a good thing, because artist Shawn Dubin is simply awesome. Beautifully drawn with intricate details, Dubin’s pictures are stunning.

All in all, Worlds Without End shines because of the combined talents of both Glen Feulner and Shawn Dubin. Do yourself a favor and pick up a copy. Or two.

-Jeani Rector, Author, :”Open Grave” and “Around A Dark Corner”

and for my next trick…

Posted in feed with tags , , , , , on October 22, 2009 by shawn dubin

just got back from new orleans with my wife as we celebrated our second anniversary.  i’d almost forgotten just how much i love that city.  the maison marigny was our home away from  home for four days- a great little place.  we walked from one end of the city to the other and back again a few times over, ate many delicious meals, took in some time with good friends, and saw many spectacular sights.

before leaving:

the art fair was not a bad experience.  sold a bunch of dreary and naughty merchandise, but only one of my original paintings. guess the atmosphere wasn’t right. in the end, a small profit was made.  this left me thinking about getting a table at a horror convention next year to see if i fare better/ setting up a store for myself on etsy.  will update if/when the time comes.

upon returning:

still no word from the first in our line of comic book companies.  preparing to send the presentation along to the next one.

in other news, i’ve just finished pencilling issue four of thirteen:ties that bind.  here we see our hero standing outside the haunted house that issue five takes place inside.  fun coincidence that i get to draw the haunted issue as halloween approaches with fresh images of new orleans burned into my mind.  only two issues to go before i go back and start inking this leg of the series.

outside the haunt

halloween paintings will once again commence now that i’m not scrambling to get (other) little cute things finished.

moving along

Posted in feed with tags , , , , , on September 16, 2009 by shawn dubin

earlier this week i finished my donation for inliquid’s 10th anniversary event (  the auction is anonymous, so i won’t be posting my image until after the event out of respect for that.  it’s not my usual style of painting, but fairly interesting nonetheless.

the thirteen presentation is now in the hands of (i hope) able minded printers in center city.  if it works out, i will post their information here alongside a mountain of praise.

issue three pencils for thirteen are five pages short of being finished.

from thirteen issue three

from thirteen issue three

looking into acquiring an agent.