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Sherm Cohen
Sherm Cohen
General Information
Birth: January 19, 1965 (age 50)
Gender: Male
Series Information
Credits: Writer, storyboard director
Years: 1999 - 2005; 2015 - present
List of episode credits

Paul Sherman "Sherm" Cohen[1][2][3] (born January 19, 1965) is an American storyboard artist. He worked as a crew member on SpongeBob SquarePants from 1999 to 2005, before returning in 2015.

Biography

During college, Sherm worked as a cartoonist for his local newspaper. He got his start in animation at Nickelodeon on The Ren and Stimpy Show as character layout artist, followed by a three-year stint on Hey Arnold! as storyboard artist and director.[2]

From 1996-2009, Sherm was a writer, artist, and letterer for Nickelodeon Magazine. He contributed dozens of comic strips and cover art featuring Nicktoons characters.

In early 1998, Sherm was invited by Stephen Hillenburg to be part of the original SpongeBob SquarePants crew. Sherm spent the first season on the show as storyboard artist, writer, and director. He then moved up to Storyboard Supervisor for the next three seasons of SpongeBob SquarePants. Sherm also wrote the "F.U.N." and "Texas" songs for the show. Sherm was also lead storyboard artist and a character designer on The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie. Sherm described his time on SpongeBob to an interviewer by saying, "People often ask about what it was like working on SpongeBob, and it’s hard to give an answer that really captures the moment."[4] He has a character named after him, in the show SpongeBob SquarePants.

After the fourth season, Sherm left Nickelodeon to write and illustrate his first book for Walter Foster Publications, "Cartooning: Character Design".[5]

Sherm also began teaching classes in storyboarding at the Entertainment Art Academy in Pasadena, California. Some of this material was turned into an instructional DVD on how to storyboard called, "Storyboard Elements."[6] In December 2008, "Storyboard Elements" instructional DVD reached its 2nd edition and fourth pressing.

After working at Cartoon Network for a year, Sherm went to work at the Disney Television Animation, writing and drawing storyboards for Phineas and Ferb. After Phineas and Ferb's first season, Sherm returned to Nickelodeon for the first season of The Mighty B! as storyboard artist. In 2008, Sherm was back at Disney working on the second season of "Phineas and Ferb" as storyboard artist/writer. During this time, he also wrote some songs for the show: "X-Ray Eyes", "Bubble Gum", and "Aren’t You a Little Young?"

From 2009-2010, Sherm worked on Disney's Kick Buttowski: Suburban Daredevil as storyboard supervisor, story editor, and director. In 2011, he received a nomination for a daytime Emmy Award for "Outstanding Directing in an Animated Program".

Sherm created "Storyboard Secrets", a comprehensive DVD/online guide to storyboarding.[7][8]

From 2010-2013, Sherm worked on Disney's "Fish Hooks" as storyboard supervisor.The pet store owner character "Bud" on the show is a photo collage version of Sherm. He's also written the song "Earth Troll Rap" for the show.

During 2013-2014, Sherm worked on The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water as sequence supervisor.

In January 2015, Sherm returned to work on the SpongeBob SquarePants show. His favorite SpongeBob character is Patrick.[9]


Credits

Episode Credit(s)
Season 1
4a - "Naughty Nautical Neighbors" writer, storyboard director
5a - "Pizza Delivery" writer, storyboard director
8a - "Sandy's Rocket" writer, storyboard director
10b - "F.U.N." writer, storyboard director
11b - "Squidward the Unfriendly Ghost" writer, storyboard director
12a - "The Chaperone" writer, storyboard director
17a - "Arrgh!" writer, storyboard director
18a - "Texas" writer, storyboard director
20a - "Hooky" writer, storyboard director
Season 2
21a - "Your Shoe's Untied" storyboard supervisor
21b - "Squid's Day Off" storyboard supervisor
22a - "Something Smells" storyboard supervisor
22b - "Bossy Boots" storyboard supervisor
23a - "Big Pink Loser" storyboard supervisor
23b - "Bubble Buddy" storyboard supervisor
24a - "Dying for Pie" storyboard supervisor
24b - "Imitation Krabs" storyboard supervisor
25a - "Wormy" storyboard supervisor
25b - "Patty Hype" storyboard supervisor
26a - "Grandma's Kisses" storyboard supervisor
26b - "Squidville" storyboard supervisor
27a - "Prehibernation Week" storyboard supervisor
27b - "Life of Crime" storyboard supervisor
28 - "Christmas Who?" storyboard supervisor
29a - "Survival of the Idiots" storyboard supervisor
29b - "Dumped" storyboard supervisor
30a - "No Free Rides" storyboard supervisor
30b - "I'm Your Biggest Fanatic" storyboard supervisor
31a - "Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy III" storyboard supervisor
31b - "Squirrel Jokes" storyboard supervisor
32a - "Pressure" storyboard supervisor
32b - "The Smoking Peanut" storyboard supervisor
33a - "Shanghaied" storyboard supervisor
33b - "Gary Takes a Bath" storyboard supervisor
34a - "Welcome to the Chum Bucket" storyboard supervisor
34b - "Frankendoodle" storyboard supervisor
35a - "The Secret Box" storyboard supervisor
35b - "Band Geeks" storyboard supervisor
36a - "Graveyard Shift" storyboard supervisor
36b - "Krusty Love" storyboard supervisor
37a - "Procrastination" storyboard supervisor
37b - "I'm with Stupid" storyboard supervisor
38a - "Sailor Mouth" storyboard supervisor
38b - "Artist Unknown" storyboard supervisor
39a - "Jellyfish Hunter" storyboard supervisor
39b - "The Fry Cook Games" storyboard supervisor
40a - "Squid on Strike" storyboard supervisor
40b - "Sandy, SpongeBob, and the Worm" storyboard supervisor
Season 3
41a - "The Algae's Always Greener" storyboard supervisor
41b - "SpongeGuard on Duty" storyboard supervisor
42a - "Club SpongeBob" storyboard supervisor
42b - "My Pretty Seahorse" storyboard supervisor
43b - "The Bully" storyboard supervisor
43a - "Just One Bite" storyboard supervisor
44a - "Nasty Patty" storyboard supervisor
44b - "Idiot Box" storyboard supervisor
45a - "Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy IV" storyboard supervisor
45b - "Doing Time" storyboard supervisor
46a - "Snowball Effect" storyboard supervisor
46b - "One Krabs Trash" storyboard supervisor
47a - "As Seen on TV" storyboard supervisor
47b - "Can You Spare a Dime?" storyboard supervisor
48a - "No Weenies Allowed" storyboard supervisor
48b - "Squilliam Returns" storyboard supervisor
49a - "Krab Borg" storyboard supervisor
49b - "Rock-a-Bye Bivalve" storyboard supervisor
50a - "Wet Painters" storyboard supervisor
50b - "Krusty Krab Training Video" storyboard supervisor
51 - "Party Pooper Pants" storyboard supervisor
52a - "Chocolate with Nuts" storyboard supervisor
52b - "Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy V" storyboard supervisor
53a - "New Student Starfish" storyboard supervisor
53b - "Clams" storyboard supervisor
54 - "Ugh" storyboard supervisor
55a - "The Great Snail Race" storyboard supervisor
55b - "Mid-Life Crustacean" storyboard supervisor
56a - "Born Again Krabs" storyboard supervisor
56b - "I Had an Accident" storyboard supervisor
57a - "Krabby Land" storyboard supervisor
57b - "The Camping Episode" storyboard supervisor
58a - "Missing Identity" storyboard supervisor
58b - "Plankton's Army" storyboard supervisor
59 - "The Sponge Who Could Fly" storyboard supervisor
60a - "SpongeBob Meets the Strangler" storyboard supervisor
60b - "Pranks a Lot" storyboard supervisor
Season 4
61a - "Fear of a Krabby Patty" storyboard supervisor
61b - "Shell of a Man" storyboard supervisor
62a - "The Lost Mattress" storyboard supervisor
62b - "Krabs vs. Plankton" storyboard supervisor
63 - "Have You Seen This Snail?" storyboard supervisor
64a - "Skill Crane" storyboard supervisor
64b - "Good Neighbors" storyboard supervisor
65a - "Selling Out" storyboard supervisor
65b - "Funny Pants" storyboard supervisor
66 - "Dunces and Dragons" storyboard supervisor
67a - "Enemy In-Law" storyboard supervisor
67b - "Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy VI: The Motion Picture" storyboard supervisor
Season 9
190a - "Lost in Bikini Bottom" storyboard supervisor
190b - "Tutor Sauce" storyboard supervisor
List of episode credits



Movies

Episode Credit(s)
- "The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie" Lead storyboard artist
- "The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water" Sequence supvisor
List of episode credits



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