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A Conversation with Shawn Martinbrough and Karama Horne
May 18, 2018
In celebration of the exhibit, Shawn Martinbrough: Storyteller, join Shawn Martinbrough, critically acclaimed creator/artist whose Skybound/ Image, DC, Marvel and Dark Horse Comics projects include “Thief of Thieves”, “Batman: Detective Comics”, “Luke Cage Noir”, “Captain America”, “The Black Panther” and “Hellboy: Secret Nature”, for an evening conversation. Martinbrough will discuss his career and work with The Blerdgurl founder, Karama Horne.
A reception will follow.
$15 Non-members | $10 Members | $7 Students/Seniors (Undergrad with valid ID)
About the Speakers:
Karama Horne is a Contributing Editor, producer, writer and host for SYFY Wire’s Blast series. She’s also a regular on the SYFY Wire podcast Who Won the Week and a self-proclaimed “Black Nerd Gurl”. Whether it’s comics, anime, movies or tech, Karama is on a mission to shine a light on both characters and creators of color. She provides commentary, reviews and interviews on her popular website theblerdgurl.com.
She also has been featured on panels at New York Comic Con, Awesome Con, Emerald City Comic Con and The Schomburg Black Comic Book Festival. Karama also actively gives presentations on diversity and inclusion of people of color and women within the comics and pop culture genre.
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 Skybound/ Image, DC, Marvel and Dark Horse Comics projects include “Thief of Thieves”, “Batman: Detective Comics”, “Luke Cage Noir”, “Captain America”, “The Black Panther” and “Hellboy: Secret Nature”.
Shawn has co-created characters featured in the blockbuster 20th Century Fox feature film, “Deadpool”, the animated “Batman: Gotham Knights”, the FOX television series “GOTHAM”, “The GIFTED” and the “JUSTICE LEAGUE”feature film.
Shawn is the artist of “Thief of Thieves”, published by Skybound/Image Comics. The acclaimed graphic novel crime series is written by Robert Kirkman, creator of the AMC television series, “The Walking Dead” and award winning author Andy Diggle.
Shawn’s work has been covered by BBC World America, ABC, NBC News, The New York Times, The Washington Post, NPR, The Hollywood Reporter, Entertainment Weekly, BET, Essence, Ebony, The New York Daily News, USA Today, AOL, Publisher’s Weekly, SIRIUS/XM Radio and others.
Shawn was a featured speaker at TEDx MidAtlantic: SUPERPOWERS in Washington, DC. His talk was on the power of representation and storytelling: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LjHwouze6_4