Shawn Martinbrough


SHAWN MARTINBROUGH is the author of How to Draw Noir Comics: The Art and Technique of Visual Storytelling, published by Penguin Random House and an Eisner award nominated artist whose projects include Batman: Detective Comics, Luke Cage Noir, The Black Panther, Hellboy, Prométhée 13:13 and Thief of Thieves the graphic novel series co-created with Robert Kirkman (The Walking Dead, INVINCIBLE). Shawn is a co-author of Judge Kim and the Kids’ Court, a new children’s book series from Simon & Schuster and is the artist of Like Lava in My Veins, the new, best-selling kid’s book written by award-winning author Derrick D. Barnes for Nancy Paulsen Books/Penguin Random House. Shawn is the writer of the Red Hood for DC Comics. His two part story features the Gotham City neighborhood of The Hill, which he co-created and introduces new characters to the Batman Universe. Shawn’s six part sequel Red Hood: The Hill, begins February 2024. Shawn is writing and illustrating projects for Megascope /Abrams Books, Dark Horse and Image Comics for 2024.


When bicycles go missing at Fairville Elementary School, it’s up to Kim Webster to settle the case. Up in her treehouse court, Judge Kim listens to witnesses and evidence gathered by her friends before determining what’s fair and what’s not. Will Judge Kim be able to restore peace to her neighborhood? Ready-to-Read Graphics books give readers the perfect introduction to the graphic novel format with easy-to-follow panels, speech bubbles with accessible vocabulary, and sequential storytelling that is spot-on for beginning readers. There’s even a how-to guide for reading graphic novels at the beginning of each book.