Born: 1920 April 14 in Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States

Died: 2012 February 29 in Lauderhill, Florida, United States

Biography: Sheldon Moldoff was the first creator of horror stories for EC Comics.

Additional biographical information found in:
Amazing Heroes (Fantagraphics, 1981 Series) #130 (December 1987) and an interview in Fanboy! Journal of Comic Fandom (Jam Comics Group, 1993 series) #2 (1994).

Batman and Robin the Boy Wonder daily (Ledger Syndicate, 1966 series) 1966-05-29 - 1966-08-14;
Batman and Robin the Boy Wonder Sunday (Ledger Syndicate, 1966 series) 1966-05-30 - 1966-08-06.

Moldoff worked with Mort Meskin on the The Little Woman comic page for True Story Magazine (Macfadden Publications, 1919 series), from about 1950 to about 1952.

He also did writing, pencils, and inks for sports and gag cartoons during an unknown period of time.

Moldoff did pencil and ink work for advertising comics for companies included: Burger King; Continental Cablevision; Dairy Queen; General Nutrition Co.; Los Angeles Dodgers; Traveler's Insurance; Oakland Athletics; Quincy Steak House; and Seaescape.

Notes: To be confirmed against the Who's Who entry.

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  1. Sheldon Moldoff Type: Name at Birth
    Given name: Sheldon Douglas Family name: Moldoff
  2. Shelly Moldoff Type: Common Alternative Name
    Given name: Shelly Family name: Moldoff


  1. DeWitt Clinton High School [Bronx] ? to ?


  1. 1991: Inkpot Award - [no name]
  2. 2014: Eisner Award - Hall of Fame - Judges’ Choices

Art Influences:

Sheldon Moldoff stated influences by:
  1. Walt Disney
  2. Hal Foster
  3. Willard Mullin
  4. Alex Raymond


  1. National Cartoonists Society type: member year begin: ? year ended: ?

Non Comics Works:

  1. Publication title: Courageous Cat and Minute Mouse Work type : Television

    Employer name : Trans-Artists Productions [Sam Singer]

    Role: Artist Years: 1960 - 1962

    Work URLs:

    Notes: Moldoff was the credited and uncredited character designer, writer, and storyboard artist for Courageous Cat and Minute Mouse animated television show, from 1960 to 1962. Moldoff's work appeared in all episodes.

  2. Publication title: Legends of the Superheroes Work type : Television

    Employer name : Hanna-Barbera Productions

    Work title: The Roast

    Role: Writer Years: 1978 - 1979

    Work URLs:

    Notes: Moldoff created the idea that behind the episode of this Legends of the Superheroes television special, broadcast on January 25, 1979.

  3. Publication title: Marco Polo Jr. [Marco Polo Junior Versus the Red Dragon] Work type : Movie

    Employer name : Porter Animations (Eric Porter Productions); Animation International Inc.

    Role: Writer Years: 1972 - 1973

    Work URLs:

    Notes: Moldoff was the producer via Animation International Inc., storyboard director, writer of story and characters, and lyrics writer of the songs "The Red Dragon" and "The Delicate Dinosaur" for the movie Marco Polo Jr. Worked on in 1972, released 1973. Bails' Who's Who lists the movie twice as two different movies, The Red, Red Dragon and Marco Polo Jr., but it is the same movie.

  4. Publication title: Marco Polo: Return to Xanadu Work type : Movie

    Employer name : The Tooniversal Company

    Role: Artist Years: 2001

    Work URLs:

    Notes: Moldoff was the executive producer, storyboard director, original character designer, and writer for the characters in the movie.