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Stan Mack has made a career of documenting the contradictions and small comedies that occur at the intersection of politics and everyday life. —Akiko Busch

With Bowie knife precision, [Mack] slices through the crap and turns banter into witty strips. —Steven Heller

Stan is one of the founding fathers of contemporary cartoon reportage. —Michael Dooley

Stan Mack pioneered a documentary style of cartooning with his notorious New York comic strip “Stan Mack’s Real Life Funnies,” which ran in The Village Voice. His “Stan Mack’s Out-takes” for Adweek magazine and “Stan Mack’s RealMAD” for the online publication Mediapost covered the world of media. He is a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design, was a graphics specialist in the Department of Social Sciences at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, and is a former art director of the New York Herald Tribune’s Book Week, The New York Times Sunday Magazine and The New York Times Book Review.

He’s written and/or illustrated a number of books including:


For adults: The Story of the Jews; Taxes, the Tea Party, and those Revolting Rebels; Janet & Me.


For young people: Road to Revolution!; Fight for Freedom; Hard Time; For Better, For Worse; Heartbreak and Roses.


For children: The Runaway Road; Where’s My Cheese; Ten Bears in My Bed; One Dancing Drum; The Brownstone; Potato Talk; Jethro’s difficult Dinosaur.

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