top of page

Description: "Her oily blood slow trickled from the open wounds on her right arm, found a partner with the crimson streaks splashed over the intricate handle and sheath of The Sword, and danced their way along the glistening blade of the weapon down into the earth." An excerpt from The Sword short story. 


Shawn Alleyne's refers to himself as a Creator, one who creates art in numerous forms, and as such he is known as a writer, spoken word artist and designer. However, his primary path is that of a freelance Visual Artist. Born and raised on the island of Barbados, he now resides in Philadeldelphia where he uses his gritty self-taught technique to produce work that fuses the elements of sci-fi, mythology, afrofuturism, with his Caribbean roots and love of hip-hop into a unique style. 

He founded the art group Artmada, is a member of Street Team Studios, and is the creator of The Xion Network.

As an educator, he teaches his Comic Book workshops at various after-school institutions as well as privately, both nationally and internationally, and now through virtual classes.

His work has been published and showcased through numerous creative mediums in everything from comics, to novels, to video game design, to music videos, and more.

The Sword by Pyroglyphics

  • - 2022 - 

    Shawn "Pyroglyphics" Alleyne

    Pencils, Inks, Digital Colors

    11x17 (Framed) -Floating Glass Frame

    Limited Edition

    “BLACK to the AFROFUTURE” exhibit showcases a wide range of graphic work and collaborations between graphic designer and illustrator Akinseye "Akin" Brown and Shawn "Pyroglyphics" Alleyne.

    Take a journey to the world of Afrofuturism, a thriving aesthetic movement rooted in the cultural histories of the African diaspora—where music, visual arts, science fiction, and technology intersect to imagine alternate realities and a liberated future viewed through the lens of Black cultures.

bottom of page