Famed New Yorker Cartoonist Caught with Child Porn

RHINEBECK, NY – A well known New York cartoonist has been arrested by the police for possessing child pornography.  Renowned artist Daniel “Danny” Shanahan, 64, of Rhinebeck was arrested by the New York State Police after an investigation found that the artist was in possession of child pornography

Shanahan has been a professional cartoonist since the 1980s and his work is featured in magazines, art galleries and newspapers.  He sells his cartoon prints online to the public for over $100 per print.

“It took my moving from Brooklyn to Albuquerque to sell my first cartoons to The New Yorker, (eye-catching return address) and after 7 years of self-imposed work/exile, my family and I moved back east to Rhinebeck, NY, where I remain to this day,” Shanahan said in a blog post on a fine case for pencils. “I’ve worked for dozens of other publications, some of which are still, surprisingly, being published. Four collections of my own work, loads of anthologies, blah, blah, blah. My work hangs all over the place: galleries, museums, my studio, refrigerators, restaurant bathrooms, etc.”

That post also gave a glimpse into Shanahan’s office where we drew his cartoons, and according to police, stored his child pornography.

Police Report:

On December 9, 2020, the New York State Police from the Rhinebeck barracks arrested Daniel P. Shanahan, age 64, of Rhinebeck, for Possession of a Sexual Performance by a Child, a class E felony.

An investigation by the New York State Police and the Rhinebeck Police Department determined Daniel Shanahan possessed child pornography.

Shanahan was issued an appearance returnable to the village of Rhinebeck Court on January 20, 2020 at 4:00 p.m.