Shawanang is a Kachin artist and illustrator based in Myitkyina, Kachin State, Myanmar. In addition to comics, he does pencil and pen illustrations and acrylic paintings which seek to bring to life the feelings, emotions, and daily struggles of Kachin, including those affected by civil war and other hardships. He is the founder of the Mahkret Comic Team, the first online site bringing together illustrators to highlight Kachin traditions, stories and issues.