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Shawn Conn

Freelance Horror Artist, Illustrator, & More

Location:Rochester, New York, United States
11 Skills
I am a horror / fantasy illustrator with over 20 years experience in the field of art. I work both traditionally and digitally, sometimes combining the two to achieve the best look possible for a particular piece. I attended the Rochester Institute of Technology and SUNY at Brockport.

I am extremely easy to work with, confident in my abilities, yet humble enough not to let my ego get in the way of getting a job done to the client's satisfaction. I also have a good turn around time on a majority of projects, depending on the complexity, and haven't missed a deadline yet. That may change come the zombie apocalypse.

I grew up at the tail end of the atomic age. That wonderful time when we’d get under our desks at school for atomic bomb drills, Godzilla was on TV, Hammer films were on late at night and Adam West was Batman. My parents were big horror fans and my dad especially loved the sci-fi genre, so my brothers and I grew a fondness for all things macabre. I especially love the irony that things of horror give me a warm, fuzzy feeling. I had a healthy diet of comic books, through my youth and at about 10 I discovered Famous Monsters magazine. Soon after, came Fangoria & Heavy Metal and then came the movie that defined the rest of my career as an artist. Romero’s Dawn of the Dead. The trailer alone gave me nightmares for weeks. I became obsessed with zombies and was determined to draw & paint them and all of the other wonderfully, terrifying creatures of the shadows.

Clients include:

Cover Art:
May December Publications
One Buck Horror
Dark Moon Digest
CP Anthologies

Interior Art:
May December Publications
Scream: The Horror Magazine (UK)
Mad Monster Magazine

Sketch Cards:
Chad Pops

Movie Poster:
Paranoid Android Productions (UK)
Nick Everheart Productions

T-shirt Design:
Warner Brothers
Shirt Punch
Tee Fury
Ript Apparel
Design by Humans

Tattoo Flash:
Tattoo Johnny