CARTOONIST, SCHOOL OF ART AND DESIGN
Dan Shefelman is a cartoonist, writer, and professor with extensive experience creating visual stories across multiple platforms including television, film, and online.
As a story artist and writer, Shefelman worked at Blue Sky Studios on animated features including the first two Ice Age films, Robots, and Epic. He co-wrote the Oscar-nominated animated short Gone Nutty. Previously, he was designer and story artist on MTV’s first two features — Joe’s Apartment and Beavis and Butt-Head do America.
In television, Shefelman was story artist and designer on shows including MTV’s Beavis and Butt-Head and Celebrity Deathmatch, Nickelodeon’s Doug, Adult Swim’s Venture Brothers, Fox TV’s King of the Hill and Cartoon Network’s Robotomy.
Shefelman has held key roles in story and visual development for Oriental Dreamworks, Disney Television Animation, Digimax Studios (Taiwan), DQ Entertainment (India), Nickelodeon, and MTV Animation.
As an assistant professor at the Fashion Institute of Technology School of Art & Design in NYC, Shefelman runs the visual storytelling program and is currently developing a new gaming and animation course of study.
His editorial cartoons have appeared on CNN, Newsday, and The New York Times, and are syndicated to publications worldwide.,