SHANNON ERIC DENTON is a veteran storyteller and artist with credits at Cartoon Network, Warner Bros., Showtime, Jerry Bruckheimer Films, NBC, Disney, Sony, ToyBiz, Marvel Entertainment, FoxKids, Paramount, CBS, Dimension Films, DC Comics and Nickelodeon.
He was a storyboard artist on the OSCAR NOMINATED feature Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius , directed the original commercial animations for the movie and was also on the EMMY NOMINATED Ozzie & Drix. He has written for Cartoon Network, Hasbro, Saban, Disney’s Marvel Entertainment and Warner Bros. and worked in live action on shows like Con Man, Las Vegas, Ally McBeal, and US of TARA. In comics he’s drawn everything from Spawn to Star Wars to Deadpool to Superman. Shannon’s projects have been featured in ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY and PUBLISHERS WEEKLY.
Shannon has also worked in the games industry on titles such as God of War and Neo-Pets.
From 1995-1999 Shannon contributed to the design and development of almost every animated action adventure show produced by the Fox Kids Network, including X-Men, Spider-Man, Captain America, The Avengers, and the ANNIE NOMINATED Silver Surfer series, as well as doing comic work for Marvel, DC, Dark Horse and Image. After 1999 he worked on a wide range of projects such as Osmosis Jones, Dan Dare, Danny Phantom, Teen Titans, He-Man, Teenage Ninja Turtles and more. Shannon was a writer and producer on the animated series WORLD OF QUEST for Warner Bros.
Shannon is featured in a section of the book Toon Art: The Graphic Art of Digital Cartooning and contributed to the cover art. In 2001, he won the Readers Choice Red Kryptonite Award for Favorite New Creator.
Shannon has taught at Los Angeles based Associates-in-Art as well as lectured at CalArts, Art Center College of Design, the Art Institute, and Collins College.
Shannon is co-founder of the online website KOMIKWERKS, which has previously partnered with AOL and comics legend Stan Lee. Komikwerks has also launched a new line of illustrated children’s action books under the ACTIONOPOLIS imprint.
He has worked for publishers Tokyopop, Desperado Publishing, Boom, AiT/Planet Lar, IDW, Dynamite and Image Comics. Shannon was also nominated for the 27th, 28th and 29th Annual ComicBuyersGuide Fan Awards for Favorite Editor. His book GRUNTS: War Stories is also nominated for the 29th Annual ComicBuyersGuide Fan Awards for Favorite Graphic Novel. He worked on the Eisner & Harvey Nominated OUTLAW TERRITORY from Image Comics. His book GRAVESLINGER was nominated for a 2010 Harvey Award. Shannon’s co-creation, FLESHDIGGER, was picked as an entrant in Image Comics/TopCow’s 2011 Pilot Season project and he was featured on MTV.
Shannon won the 2011 Shel Dorf Award for Editor Of The Year and was again nominated in 2012.
Shannon is currently working with Alan Tudyk, Nathan Fillion and PJ Haarsma on their sci-fi epic SPECTRUM (spinning out of the Lionsgate/ComicCon HQ Con Man series) and overseeing production of the comic and animation. Shannon was a producer on Season 2 of CON MAN.