Damien Shanahan


Melbourne, Australia

  • Artist

Artist's Description

Yes I own the Cheshire Cat. Well close, that’s my cat Oscar – he’s a British Shorthair with folded ears, so I used my skills to make him look like the Cheshire Cat. Ok, whats the relevance? Stop talking about your cat, mate…. Well, my wife took the picture of Oscar, he was in fact staring at my screen while I was working on Game of Kings. Good kitty!

So how did I get to Game of Kings? Well, Simon Sherry and I have known each other since we were 14, we played D&D at lunchtimes, we’d have discussions about how great I thought Todd McFarlane was, Simon would say the same about Bisley. I moved and 4 years later Simon came to my 18th birthday, we had a crazy discussion about publishing a comic, a year later Anthology rolled off the press. I went on to do my comic
Pizza Man and it was years before I saw Simon again. Each time I’d see him we’d both taken further steps down our artistic paths. I was leaving to go to the States and make a new life with my wife and I needed a replacement at work, I gave Simon a bell and we got to spend the last few weeks of my time in Australia catching up on all the missed time. Which brings us to here, Simon mentions off hand “Oh we’re doing Game of Kings phase 2, would you be interested in doing some stuff?”. Of course I would!

Personally I have had a blast working with so many talented people on this project, there’s some dynamite stuff in here. The project is quite unlike anything I’ve ever been involved with and I have Simon to thank for allowing me on board. If you want to check out more about me and my work, check here: shanamation

Now get out there and shout it from the parapets “Game of Kings: Phase Two is here”… if you can find a castle that is…. failing that, your car window will do!

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