Buffalo-Born Hollywood Writer/Producer Releases Comic Book Series!

September 12, 2018

Written By

Mary Friona Celani

You may not have heard of Matt Fleckenstein, but odds are you’ve seen his work over the past decade – especially if you have kids! The Buffalo native is a multiple Emmy-nominated writer/producer with over 12 years of experience in Children’s Television. In addition to creating the hit Nickelodeon show, Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn, Matt has written/produced a string of hit shows, from Drake & Josh to iCarly to WordGirl to Dog With A Blog.

I know, so cool!

Matt with the cast of his show, Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn.

Matt grew up on Grand Island and moved to Los Angeles 18 years ago. He’s been working ever since.

Matt recently wrote a live-action pilot for the Disney Channel alongside famed children’s science educator, “Science Bob” Pflugfelder, and Brad Montague, creator of Kid President, and is currently developing a children’s competition series with reality powerhouse Bunim/Murray Productions.

The talented writer is now slightly changing course – adding comic books to his impressive resume!

Matt and his business partner Ryan Liebowitz recently formed Golden Apple Productions and their publishing arm, Golden Apple Books.  Golden Apple Books just launched their first series, the all-ages book Blastosaurus. This is a US reboot of New Zealand’s #1 comic series of all time.

And there’s a hometown twist.  Matt decided to feature one of Buffalo’s most recognizable figures on his latest comic book cover – the one and only ‘Shark Girl’.  “I was trying to do something unique and cool,” Matt said, “I was doing some research and found tourists all want to get a selfie with her; she’s become an icon. More importantly, she represents the waterfront, the revitalized waterfront. It’s a bit of a new stage for Buffalo so I thought she was perfect.”

We agree.

Shark Girl is awesome!

So, with permission from the artist – Shark Girl became a cover girl!

You can purchase the comics locally at Queen City Bookstore anytime.

You can also purchase the books at any Rolly Pollies location in WNY.

If you’d like to sell the books at your store – you can email Matt at orders@goldenapplecomics.com


About Me

Welcome to Totally Buffalo! My name is Mary Friona-Celani and I am the creator of this site! After spending 20 years in the Buffalo media, I moved on to focus on my beautiful family. Now, the time has come for a new project. I was ready for something new. Something mine.
I am born and raised in WNY and my pride runs deep. My husband, Scott and I are very happy to be raising our four daughters here.






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