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Sherm Cohen
Works at Storyboard Secrets
Attended Joe Kubert School of Cartoon and Graphic Art
Lived in Burbank, CA
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"Feast your eyes, Patrick." "What IS it?"
Storyboard-to-film comparison from the 2004 SpongeBob Movie. I love getting the chance to draw crazily-off-model panels like this one
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Wow! I never thought the boards would get that kind of rendering! Beautiful!
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Build your own gag with Osamu Tezuka! I don't even WANT to know the translation...this page makes my head spin in wonderful ways :)

http://cartoonsnap.blogspot.com/2014/02/build-your-own-gag-with-osamu-tezuka.html
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Some fanTAStic storyboarding tutorials from Codename: Kids Next Door storyboard artist/director Guy Moore. This stuff is practical real-world training that WILL improve your storyboarding skills if you put them into practice. See all 21 generous pages at
http://warburtonlabs.blogspot.com/2014/01/knd-storyboards-201-part-1.html
http://warburtonlabs.blogspot.com/2014/01/knd-storyboarding-201-part-deux.html
Thanks to KND creator Tom Warburton for sharing this treasure
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very helpful, thanks for sharing the link
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"Super Cat" -- A comic so incredibly dopey that I fell in love right away Check out the whole story (high-res scans) on my blog at http://cartoonsnap.blogspot.com/2014/01/super-cat-in-off-to-moon-or-bust.html
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More cool screengrabs from The Milton the Monster Show (circa 1964-1965)
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whooo wow!
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Heads up, digital artists: 60% off Toon Boom discount this week…that means $600 off Storyboard Pro! Other apps, too — Go over and get it at http://bit.ly/ToonBoom60-percent-off
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Happy Groundhog Day— to celebrate, here’s a beautiful comic book story from veteran animator Ken Hultgren… All 6 pages at
http://cartoonsnap.blogspot.com/2014/01/groundhog-day-funny-animal-comics-by.html
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It's not Stimpy...
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LOVE it!!!! STUMPY is a great name!!!
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"Tack’s Cartoon Tips for the Aspiring Cartoonist" (1923) -- Front cover
More freshly-scanned pages coming soon!
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Thanks
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So when I'm REALLY really really "in the Zone"...concentrating on that drawing so much that I barely remember to breathe...
THAT's when the motion-sensitive office lights turn off. SIGH. Roll eyes in aggravation. Wave my arms like a lunatic to make the lights come back on. The spell is broken. Kicked out of the "Zone" by modern technology.
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I hate office-type lights while I'm working, the alternating refresh rate of flourescents vs. the computer monitor gives me really bad eye strain.
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Storyboard Artist, Cartoonist, Writer, Teacher
Skills
Storyboarding, Cartooning, Illustration, Art Education
Employment
  • Storyboard Secrets
    Owner, present
  • Storyboard Artist/Supervisor - Walt Disney Studios | www.StoryboardSecrets.com
    Storyboard Supervisor, 2007 - 2013
  • Paramount Animation Studios
    Character Layout Supervisor, 2013
  • Nickelodeon, Walt Disney Studios, Cartoon Network, Warner Brothers
    Storyboard Artist/Writer/Director, 1994 - 2006
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Burbank, CA
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Introduction
Sherm Cohen is a cartoonist, writer and storyboard artist. He got his start in animation at Nickelodeon on The Ren and Stimpy Show as a character layout artist, followed by a three-year stint on Hey Arnold as storyboard artist and director.

In early 1998, Sherm Cohen was invited by SpongeBob's creator Steve Hillenburg to be part of the original SpongeBob SquarePants crew. Sherm spent the first season on the show as a writer, storyboard artist and director, then moved up to Storyboard Supervisor for the next three seasons of SpongeBob SquarePants. Sherm was also Character Designer and Lead Storyboard Artist on The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie.

Sherm has also storyboarded at Cartoon Network Studios and just completed two seasons of writing and drawing storyboards for Phineas and Ferb at Walt Disney Studios. Sherm is currently working as Storyboard Supervisor on "Fish Hooks," where he also appears on-screen every episode as Bud the pet-shop owner.

Sherm has created a number of instructional videos on cartooning, storyboarding and digital art techniques. "Storyboard Secrets," his instructional 10-DVD course on storyboarding, has been used to teach storyboarding worldwide, including at The School of Visual Arts. Sherm's newest book on how to draw cartoons, "Cartooning: Character Design" has been used in the curriculum at CalArts: California Institute of the Arts.

In 2011 Sherm received an Emmy nomination for his work as director on Disney's Kick Buttowski.
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  • Joe Kubert School of Cartoon and Graphic Art
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