Resume for David Schecter

Young David Schecter

No, this isn’t funny art from one of David’s best-selling cards -- it’s the writer displaying fashion sense and a clear vision at an early age

P. O. Box 4445

Chatsworth, CA   91313
(818) 886-8863 or (800) 788-0892
FAX: (818) 886-8820


Writing, editing, and proofreading work that can benefit from my wide range of professional experience, including my excellent sense of humor and ability to meet any deadline


McFarland, BearManor, and Absolute Zero Press books
Non-fiction work includes Universal Terrors 1951-1955:Eight Classic Horror and Science Fiction Films, The Creature Chronicles, Indestructible Man, Bride of the Gorilla. Humorous cartoon book Frosty’s Family.

Universal, Sony/Columbia, and other media companies
Commentary for commercial DVD releases includes Gog, The Monster That Challenged the World, The Man From Planet X, Undying Monster, and The Black Sleep.

American Greetings Corporation, Cleveland, Ohio 
Top studio, humorous, and alternative copywriter for best-selling greeting cards, books, promotions, posters, calendars, and licensed character products.  Also contributed to art direction, new product development, conventional writing, and anything I was asked to do, no matter how ridiculous some of the assignments were!  One of the best gag writers in the business.

Licensing copy
Copywriter for licensed products featuring Star Wars, The Honeymooners, Dennis The Menace, Hi & Lois, The Mask, Andy Capp, Batman, Hagar The Horrible, The Lockhorns, Funky Winkerbean, The Jetsons, Scooby-Doo, The Three Stooges, The Tick, Popeye, The Brady Bunch, The Flintstones, Marvel Comics, Archie, Ren And Stimpy, Aaahh!!! Real Monsters, Mad Magazine, Betty Boop, Looney Tunes, How The Grinch Stole Christmas, Married With Children, Ziggy, Beavis And Butt-Head, The Simpsons, The Twilight Zone, The Tonight Show, and more.

AOL, Avanti, Applause, Hasbro, Northern Exposure, Playskool, Portal, Price Stern Sloan, Those Characters From Cleveland, etc.
Copywriter for a wide variety of toys, books, cards, products, and merchandise for all age groups.  Developed stories and characters and wrote treatments for feature films and television and radio shows.  Consultant for new product development in teen, juvenile, and foreign markets.

Monstrous Movie Music, Burbank, CA
Producer, writer, publicist, and co-owner of the acclaimed CD label specializing in music from classic science fiction films.  Due to the high quality of our product, my extensive liner notes, and my promotional skills, our releases have been lauded by “Movieline,” “Premiere,” The Sci-Fi Channel, “The L. A. Times,” “The Philadelphia Inquirer,” “Films In Review,” “The Denver Post,” “Mix,” “Starlog,” National Public Radio, and countless other newspapers, books, magazines, and internet sites.

Writer of popular humor articles and cartoon gags for newspapers and magazines including “Parade,” “Reader’s Digest,” “First For Women,”The Milwaukee Journal,” “The Buffalo News,” “The Cincinnati Inquirer,” “The Cleveland Plain Dealer,” “The Providence Journal,” “The Orlando Sentinel,” and “The Sacramento Union.”

Writer, producer, and creator of Your Imagination Presents, a new form of storytelling designed to help foster creative thinking in children 7 and older.

Reviewed music, videos, books, and concerts, and conducted interviews for national and international magazines.


The University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado.  Bachelor of Arts with distinction.  Phi Beta Kappa.

The Advertising Center, Los Angeles, California. 

The University of California at Los Angeles.  Screenwriting courses and advertising copywriting classes.

Reading a lot of books and listening to informed people.



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