Websites: www.chelseaboys.com, www.linkedin.com/in/allanneuwirth
Bio: Allan Neuwirth is a native New Yorker who writes, creates, develops, produces, directs, and designs animated TV series, screenplays, books, a syndicated comic strip, comic books & graphic novels, games, music videos, and award-winning animated TV commercials.
In 1998, with illustrator/writer Glen Hanson (designer of MTV's Spy Groove), Allan co-created the popular comic strip Chelsea Boys, which has been syndicated in dozens of publications and websites all across the U.S., as well as Canada, Spain, and the UK. In 2003, Alyson Books published the first bound Chelsea Boys collection, which was nominated for a Lambda Literary Award for Best Humor Book. 2006 saw the release of their second collection (this time in hard cover & full color) from Bruno Gmunder Books: Chelsea Boys: Steppin' Out.
Some of Allan's recent & current projects: writer of Hallmark's stop-motion animated Christmas TV special, "Jingle All The Way" (2011) as well as its sequel, "Jingle & Bell's Christmas Star" (2012); head writer/co-producer of a new animated TV series, "Space Racers" (PBS, 2014); story editor/writer of the animated series "The Octonauts" (Disney Channel, 2011); staff writer on seasons one and two of "Speed Racer: The Next Generation" (Nicktoons, 2009-2011), "Jelly Jamm" (Vodka Capital, 2011), "Jungle Junction" (Disney Channel, 2009), "Word World" (PBS, 2009), "Arthur" (PBS, 2009), "Martha Speaks," (PBS, 2009), "Cyberchase," (PBS, 2009), "Between the Lions" (PBS, 2009), and "Mama Mirabelle's Home Movies" (BBC, 2007)... author of They'll Never Put That on the Air, an oral history chronicling how a handful of primetime network comedy series caused TV to grow up over the past four decades (Allworth Press, 2006), and Makin' Toons, an inside look at the creators and creations of the most popular animated TV shows and movies since the late '80s (Allworth Press, June 2003); and Realworlds: Wonder Woman vs. The Red Menace (DC Comics, 2001), a graphic novel Allan and Glen Hanson wrote for DC Comics, illustrated by Salgood Sam.
Other TV projects include Big Bag (Cartoon Network), which he co-developed, and whose dozens of animated cartoons he co-head wrote and associate produced for Sesame Workshop; Jim Henson's Wubbulous World of Dr. Seuss (Nickelodeon), which garnered Allan a nomination for a Writer's Guild Award in 1998; scripts for various TV series including Courage The Cowardly Dog (Cartoon Network), Gadget & The Gadgetinis (Fox Family), Dragon Tales (PBS), Steven Spielberg Presents: Toonsylvania (Fox Kids), and many others.
An accomplished cartoonist & illustrator, Allan has created storyboards for the animated show Courage The Cowardly Dog (Cartoon Network) and many other cartoon projects. His illustrations have graced national ad campaigns for Sony, the popular children's picture book Where in America Is Carmen Sandiego (Golden Books), and scads of magazine articles and political cartoons.
Allan has dabbled in many other creative pursuits: penned comic book scripts for D.C. Comics (the Flintstones & Jetsons series), directed off-Broadway plays (The Butter & Egg Man, City Lights), designed theatrical posters & Playbill covers for the legendary Phoenix Theater, written standup comedy material for Regis Philbin and others, performed voice-overs for cartoons and animated commercials, and art directed five seasons of Joan Lunden's ACE Award-winning TV series Mother's Day for Lifetime Television.
In 2011, Neuwirth directed & produced a musical comedy documentary feature film called What's The Name of the Dame?, chronicling two pop culture obsessions—ABBA and drag—and how they intersect. The movie world premiered at the Atlanta Film Festival in March, and has gone on to show at many film fests across the USA and Canada. This year he's producing a new feature film, Drawing Home, slated for release in 2013.
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Chelsea Boys: Steppin' Out
Realworlds: Wonder Woman vs. The Red Menace
They'll Never Put That on the Air
Where in America Is Carmen Sandiego
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