Artist Spotlight: Dashawn Mahone

Dashawn Mahone is the creator of a comic called Valorous Tales, and is also a storyboard artist for Cartoon Network.

From the ‘About’ page on Valarous Tales:

Valorous Tales is a webcomic created by Dashawn Mahone. It originally started on February 14th, 2013. It is a tribute to the RPGs he played when he was younger. His only goal was to create something he would want to read if he were a kid again. Hopefully you enjoy it too!

Make sure to open the full post to check out examples of Mahone’s artwork.

Dashawn Mahone

Malone shares a great variety of artwork online; everything from finished promotional pieces, pages from his comic, to rough preparatory work. Let’s take a look at some of this work:

Character Artwork

Name: Yoo Doo
 Race: Human
 Bio: Yoo was a no-nonsense swordsman on an important
journey until he was cursed by the wicked witch of the west! Will he reverse the curse before it’s too late!?
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Name: Ileena
 Race: Samwitch
Bio: Ileena is a friendly witch who loves to explore
new places.This backfires when she almost gets sacrificed
 in a dark ritual. When Cursula escapes, Ileena
resolves to go after her to prevent
any more danger.

Comic Pages

Here is a sampling of pages from Mahone’s Valorous Tales:

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Development & Process Art

Let’s not forget that when we look at finished character artwork or comics pages we are seeing the end results from a long and involved process. Malone posts rough production sketches which illustrate the creative process: