About Stan

Stan is author/illustrator for MG graphic novel, SALEM CHARTER ACADEMY.

Stan is a Denver-based writer, illustrator, caricature artist and instructor. Growing up in Denver, Stan, a self-taught artist, went to school at the University of Colorado in Boulder where he got his bachelor’s degree in accounting. His life took the tragic turn into sales for the securities industry, where he wallowed in ethical poverty on-and-off for thirteen years. Stan took out his frustrations out by penning graphic novels.

In 2005, Stan gave up on financial security and became a full-time freelance cartoonist, illustrating SUBCULTURE for Ape Entertaiment and Action Lab Danger Zone, creating comic strips for the financial and sales industry, but most notably built a following by drawing zombie caricatures.

He helped to co-found the Squid Works comic creator cooperative, was a board member of the Colorado Alliance of Illustrators and is an active member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) and the Cuddlefish Gang art “cuddlective.”

His work has been seen in VINCENT PRICE PRESENTS (BlueWater Productions / Storm Comics / Tidal Wave), THERE’S A ZOMBIE IN THE BASEMENT (Squid Works Kids), DENVER COMIX, KITE TALES, the RMC-SCBWI annual calendar, THE QUEUING DEAD (British zombie anthology), POP CULTURE CLASSROOM, and THE WESTWORD, among many others.

Represented by Peter Ryan at Stimola Literary Studio.



7 thoughts on “About Stan

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  2. I met Stan at ComiCon today in Salt Lake City. Got art done of my Ponysona. Thank you so much! I’m also a fan of Revvvvelations. I didn’t know that was you or I would have totally mentioned it when I was there! Thanks again!

  3. In 2009 you drew a picture of our young family that we love we now have 2 more children if we sent you a picture how much would you charge to draw us again

  4. Hi Stan,
    I stumbled upon your site as I was researching using Scrivener with an iPad Pro. I’m currently torn between investing in an IPad Pro or a Cintiq. I’m trying to devote more time to my comics and illustration and take them to a new level. Recently, I joined SCBWI. So, yeah, I’m learning to swim in the deep end now. If you had to choose between one, would you go with the iPad Pro? I believe it would help get me to where I want to be for now. Anyway, there is so much one could say. Since it looks like you leave comments to you out for the public to read, I invite anyone interested to join in on process issues. I run a fun blog, ComicsGrinder.com. You’re welcome to stop by. I’m opne to reviewing the work of fellow creatives, particularly cartoonists. And, hey, I may end up needing someone to color my current graphic novel project so I put that out there too.
    All the best,
    Henry Chamberlain
    Comics Grinder

    • Henry,

      Thanks for reaching out to me. While my iPad Pro has very capable and portable drawing apps like ProCreate and Comic Draw that I use, it still doesn’t completely replace my need for an actual computer. So, that is something you will need to factor into your cost considerations. It’s a very individual thing, and it depends on how you use your technology. For me, I do digital even caricatures, so I need something that is very portable, so the iPadPro is perfect.


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