Tonight on EOTM Radio, award winning writer, cartoonist and voice actor Dave Shelton visits Carla B.’s E! Buzz to discuss his new book,“Brain Explosion: A Collection of Thoughts, Verbiage, Assorted Quotables and Profundities.”
Shelton has had his writing compared to the likes of Ray Bradbury, David Lynch and Stephen King and his cartoon work to that of Charles M. Schulz, one of Dave’s idols. As senior writer and head of cartoons at National Lampoon, he put out two best-selling cartoon collections as well as handling writing and cartooning for the flagship magazine. Some of his early work includes art for Tim Allen and Robert Wuhl on their HBO specials and as cartoonist and writer for Tiger Beat’s Superteen Magazine, created the hugely popular comic strip “Toon Groupies”(c). He is the creator of Snuggy Bear and the T-Shirt Kids(c) which has already achieved world-wide attention and multiple brands of merchandise. A line of Snuggy Bear children’s eye wear licensed by Crystal Clear Vision Group had a highly successful premiere in New York City at the International Vision Expo and sold out. Dave has illustrated several popular children’s books including Bellaboo, the Purple Princess written by General Hospital star Nancy Lee Grahn and The Lemming Shepherds, which was distributed throughout Taiwan and is being adapted into an animated film. He created the popular Hackidu characters for Everybody Loves Raymond. His sitcom pilot Against Type, starring Roland Kickinger, Jillian Clare,Stephen Furst and ICarly’s Jennette McCurdy, which premiered in 2007, aired on the national RBS Cable Network, beating out over 1000 submissions to be selected to their pilot showcase series. Against Type also aired on the Global Broadcasting Company in Europe, on China’s CETV and on the Dish Network’s Simply Kids channel. Dave’s voice work can be heard on the Sci-Fi Channel film, Path of Destruction, directed by Stephen Furst and was a lead voice in his animated series Alien House co-starring Kim Possible’s Christy Romano.
Other credits: Wrote theme song for Special Olympics, which named several of their teams after Snuggy Bear(c). His cartoon work is part of the Charles M. Schulz (Snoopy) museum in Santa Rosa, California and the Haig Museum of Cartoons in New York. Former song writing partner of the late Albert Hague. An avid golfer, Dave is sponsored by Roger Dunn Golf Shops. Dave is a direct descendant of the Romanian ruler Vlad the Impaler, the inspiration for Dracula. In 2012 he illustrated the book “Full Frontal Tenudity” for famed comedienne Judy Tenuta.
His successful book Brain Explosion (released by Bear Manor Media Press-June, 2013), a collection of his work from National Lampoon days now available on Amazon is being adapted into a sketch comedy TV project. Eye Crusties(c), a new line of kids granola, and several film projects are also on tap. Dave stars as a regular judge on the hit show American Stars on ICN TV China, viewed by over 100 million people. IMDb Mini Biography By: Commander PR Shel