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.



Deb Ann said...

Hello Shawn! Welcome to blog/vlog club and I look foward to seeing more of you blogs.

David said...

Hi Shawn

Welcome to DeafRead.

I look forward to your creative arts as well as your comments too...


LaRonda said...

Cool cartoon! You're quite talented! Nice to see another face out there in the Deaf blogosphere. Welcome! Welcome!

~ LaRonda

RLM said...

Would love to see more of your deaf artworks! Please share your past artworks with us. Thanks!

Welcome to the big family of "DeafRead" readers, bloggers and vloggers.

Robert L. Mason (RLM)

Shawn Richardson said...

Thank you all for the encouragement. Yes, I do have old cartoons and plan to share some of them with you on this blog. Also I plan to show various creative arts, including new cartoons. I might toy with different ideas 4 fun.