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Consider simultaneously smiling and blowing your mind.

From the skewed brain of National Lampoon’s Dave Shelton comes a collection of quotes, observations, cartoons, titles, and silly names that skewer everything from marriage, the entertainment industry, and sports. Smile, laugh, think, or learn something cool that you can espouse at parties. This oddly knotted set of silliness spreads over nearly 200 pages that are overfilled with often hilarious cartoons, writings, musings, and recorded comments from his days as head of cartoons and senior writer at the legendary National Lampoon. Who knew that insanity could be so easy?

About the author: Dave Shelton is an award-winning film and television writer/cartoonist/voice actor/musician/producer/director. Credits include Everybody Loves Raymond, Nickelodeon, Disney, Tweety and Sylvester, the SyFy Channel, and ICN TV China.  Producer/writer for the award-winning documentary From Cheesecake to Cheesecake: The Joy Harmon Story, and creator of the hit kids TV show Professor Creepy’s Scream Party© on Kaleidoscope Kids TV network.

“Dave Shelton possesses an imagination that balances darkness and innocence in a very insightful array of cartoons, conversations and musings and we’re all better off for it.” –Rick Overton, Emmy Award-winning  actor/writer

“How could you not fall in love with Dave Shelton’s thoroughfare of genius?” –Dana Barron, Emmy Award-winning actress

“What is the best and worst I can say about Dave Shelton’s talent? The best is he is innovative, creative, funny, and brilliant. The worst is he does not have the ability to clone himself.” –Stephen Furst, award-winning actor/director/producer

Dave Shelton

film and television writer/director/cartoonist/voice actor


Dave, an award winning writer, cartoonist and voice actor, has had his writing compared to the likes of Ray Bradbury, David Lynch and Stephen King and his cartoon work to that of Charles 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’s HBO specials and as cartoonist and writer for Tiger Beat's Superteen Magazine, created the cartoon Toon Groupies© to be included in his upcoming kids television series Snuggy Bear and the T-Shirt Kids© ( which has already achieved world-wide attention and multiple brands of merchandise and is being produced by Trancas International, the producers of the legendary iconic “Halloween” film franchise.


A line of Snuggy Bear children’s eyewear is licensed by Crystal Clear Vision Group ( They had a highly successful premiere in New York City at the International Vision Expo and after selling out the first line are now in their second run being sold all over the world. One of Dave Shelton’s original Snuggy Bear drawings recently sold for close to $3000 at auction to famed actress Laura San Giacomo (Just Shoot Me, Saving Grave). All the money went to charity.


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, now being distributed throughout China. In 2012, he has books coming out in collaboration with famed comedienne Judy Tenuta as well as child star Zachary Alexander Rice (Jimmy Kimmel Live).


He created the popular Hackidu characters for Everybody Loves Raymond. His current slate of films include Shrieking Violet (WGAw), Exit 172 (WGAw), Nightmare Carnival (WGAw) and Wendy (WGAw) with a cast including Jennifer Elise Cox (The Brady Bunch Movie), Dean Haglund (The X-Files), Martin Klebba (Pirates of the Caribbean), Kathy Garver (Family Affair) and some of filmdom’s most recognizable talents.


His sitcom pilot Against Type, starring Roland Kickinger (Son of the Beach, See Arnold Run, Terminator Salvation), Jillian Clare (Spiderman, Days of Our Lives) 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 aired domestically in over forty US markets on March 15th, 2009 and was picked up for international distribution by the Global Broadcasting Company in Spring, 2010 as well as CETV (Chinese Entertainment Television) in 2011. In July, 2011, Against Type was picked up by the Dish Network for their brand new kids channel Simply Kids. Dave is also a successful infomercial writer/director in China.


Dave’s voice work can be heard on the Sci-Fi Channel film, Path of Destruction, directed by Stephen Furst and as a star in the upcoming animated series Alien House, also from Stephen Furst co-starring Kim Possible’s Christie Carlson Romano.


Other credits:

Wrote theme song for Special Olympics, which named several of their teams after Snuggy Bear©. 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 (Fame, How the Grinch Stole Christmas). An avid golfer, Dave is sponsored by Roger Dunn Golf Shops. He also is involved in many charities and is the celebrity spokesperson for Angels in Fur Dog Rescue.

The author at MANC 2014!


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