ABOUT STAN YAN
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 to pursue his creative dreams, 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. 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, SALTWATER SILLIES (Wing Books), KITE TALES, the RMC-SCBWI annual calendar, THE QUEUING DEAD (British zombie anthology), POP CULTURE CLASSROOM, and THE WESTWORD, among many others.Currently Co-RA of the RMC-SCBWI, member of the Cuddlefish Gang artist “cuddlective”, and adjunct instructor of sequential art in the illustration department at the Rocky Mountain College of Art & Design. #amquerying
I’m an author/illustrator/graphic novelist looking to create work primarily that makes people smile and laugh, but no matter the reaction, connects with them at some level. I like creepy and gross things the most, but I really pride myself writing and drawing expressive characters.