Shawn Alleyne is a freelance artist, writer, and inker who fuses sci-fi and mythology with his Caribbean roots and love of hip-hop. Alleyne penciled Street Team and Knightseeker, which helped bring him success with the independent comic community. Recently, Alleyne wrote and penciled an original hip hop sci-fi ninja superhero comic Aizan: The Demo, which he funded through Kickstarter. From an early age he knew he wanted to be involved in art in some capacity, and is currently working in the demanding field of freelance art, as well as teaching an afterschool art program for kids. He recently formed the comic book networking group Xion, to bring creators of all walks of life together, and has published a Xion Artbook showcasing the work of many of its members. In between working on freelance projects, Shawn constantly seeks to grow as an artist and promote the independent scene-- to aid in this he was influential in starting Artmada, a small crew of artists seeking to express their individual signatures and art styles. Shawn's work is produced under the Pyroglyphics Studios banner, a name roughly translated to mean "Hot Images", to reflect his gritty self-taught style. He also loves animals, curry, and the word azure.