THESIS

The Adventures of Shatman and Shadow

  • The Adventures of Shatman and Shadow

    Jason Shatman is a post-graduate comic book artist struggling to achieve his independence and be a big boy (what others call an adult) and truly become “The Shatman.” Jason has tried for years to move out of his parents’ basement and into Manhattan to get a big boy job. When the opportunity to move finally arises, Jason seizes it. To Jason’s disappointment, his Shadow personality (a specter born from Jason’s macabre comic book art) has also seized this opportunity and has come along for the ride. The Shadow taints Jason’s outlook and admonishes him for his failures, while subtly pushing him to greatness. Together this unlikely duo will take on New York City and all of its obstacles. In their first adventure, Shatman and Shadow will investigate an ambiguous and uncomfortable sublet mystery . . .

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Michael Sheinkopf

Michael Sheinkopf is a visual storyteller and artist, having produced commercial storyboards, comic book covers, concept art for short films, and editorial illustrations. As a writer, he has crafted several short horror comics and has advanced for further development a multipart webisode series he stars in and directs. Michael works as an art department assistant on Saturday Night Live and other film and television projects. Michael’s adventures in screenwriting and visual storytelling have taken him back and forth between Los Angeles and New York City. He continues to work on his screenplays and storyboards, designing new narratives that explore the genres of horror and comedy while highlighting the challenging human desire to be our best selves.