Monday, January 21, 2008

Bling-Bling Videophone Necklace Cartoon

This is a spot cartoon that I created for fun. I did it because there was an exciting news about a new videophone device called VPAD . A few weeks ago the announcement of the VPAD got the attention of the Deaf community and deaf, hard of hearing, & hearing individuals—including myself. I had to think of a cartoon related to that videophone device for SigNews. I did one and submitted a humorous artwork to that publication recently. But another idea for the cartoon popped in my mind. I decided to share this with you. It is a combination of a heavy gold chain and a portable, wireless videophone device wore by a hip-hop urban guy. He can go anywhere, show off his bling-bling thang, and holler at somebody on vp.

Hope you had a good Martin Luther King Day today. Peace.

Thursday, January 3, 2008

My First Blog

Hey. What’s up? Welcome to my very first blog. I am new to writing blog posts but not to my reading on people’s blogs. I have been looking at many different vlogs and blogs mostly from d/Deaf and ASLian (a new informal word I just learned—meaning ASL user) peoples and I love & kiss-fist them. Deafread has inspired me so much that I created my own blog last month. I wanna try vlog. No promise but one day I would like to try a vlog from my Macbook with a built-in cam.

Let me tell you a little about myself. I am Shawn from Baltimore, MD. I have 2 cats. No human children. Not married. I work as a graphic artist for a magazine. I love arts and have been doing art pieces since I was a little boy. I currently draw cartoons for SIGNews—a monthly newspaper serving the signing community. I have enjoyed looking at deaf-related cartoon sites like Deaf Cartoon Blogs,, and

I thought you might like to see one cartoon below that I drew for a newsletter named The AAAD Bulletin – the publication of American Athletic Association of the Deaf (now USA Deaf Sports Federation). It was printed in 1994. It was one of my earliest paid published cartoons.

Many thanks for checking out my blog. Peace.