A graduate of the prestigious Carnegie-Mellon University Fine Arts program, Megalis can not be described in one word. He has developed animation projects for Nickelodeon, MTV, Comedy Central, PBS and Warner Brothers , has directed award winning TV commercials, hosted a morning radio show on the legendary WMMS in Cleveland and co wrote and directed a feature film that won “Best Feature Comedy” at the New Hope Film Festival. Tom Megalis’s films have been shown at Sundance, Hiroshima Animation Festival, New York Film Festival and Annecy in France. An award winning filmmaker, Tom Megalis has won numerous NEA Fellowships and a Heinz Endowment Grant.
Tom’s art work has been seen in multiple group and solo shows and is collected internationally. He is often commissioned by private buyers from around the globe and most recently has been commissioned to produce multiple large scale pieces for Choolaah, a national restaurant chain. In addition, Megalis has illustrated a top selling book that was written by his internet sensation son Nicholas Megalis. Published by Regan Arts.
Tom’s at the table with Eric in the Boogie Street Studios. The conversation is fast paced and fun! Tom touches on his processes he employs in the creation his Art, his years as a stand up comedian, the claymation projects, his voiceover work, his adventures in film and his hilarious encounter with Mister Rogers. And of course – there are the stories. As only Tom can share!