Shawn Mackey was born in Edmonton, Canada in 1984. Growing up in the long cold winters of
Canada, he had many indoor hobbies. The one hobby Shawn loved most was drawing. His parents,
who were both teachers, would bring home boxes of scrap paper for him to use. Some of his favorite
subjects were Italian sports cars, architectural drawings, as well as a variety of superheroes and
cartoon characters. Shawn once had his younger brother dress-up in a Batman costume to use him
as a model to sketch his favorite superhero.
Shawn’s talent was apparent at a young age. When he was eight, Shawn was selling drawin