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Speaker Profile - Stan Yan

Illustrator and Writer

Region: Rocky Mountain (Colorado/Wyoming)
Age Levels: 5-10, 11-13, and 14-17
Will Travel: Anywhere in my country
Skype Visit: Yes
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Stan Yan is best known for his comic art and zombie caricature work, with credits which include an extended run on the geek-culture inspired, SubCulture (Ape Entertainment, Action Lab, written by Kevin Freeman, writer for Shrek, Richie Rich), his self-published slice-of-life series, The Wang, and spot illustration work for The Westword.  As a self-proclaimed "idea man", Stan's passion extends to the authorship of his rhyming picture book, There's a Zombie in the Basement, Storm Comics' Vincent Price Presents: Zombicatures and his long-running, post-apocalyptic webcomic series, REVVVelations (Illustrated by Lego Ninjago artist, Jolyon Yates).  Stan is currently working on a graphic novel, Regret: A Cancer Survivor's Story.

Presentation Description:

School/Library/Bookstore visits:
I will show up to your school or library to narrate my picture book, There’s a Zombie in the Basementand do an interactive monster drawing workshop.
  • Presentations are generally 40-45 minutes long
  • Download my visit kit from my dropbox
  • Optimally, students should be separated into similar grades and I work best with assemblies of 100 students or less 

Art/Writing Instruction:

I’ve been teaching classes and workshops anywhere from 1st grade up to semester-long college courses on visual storytelling. Some workshops I teach include:

  • Character Design (3rd grade and up)
  • Comic Strip Creation (3rd grade and up)
  • Caricature Drawing (6th grade and up)
  • Digital Coloring on Photoshop (9th grade and up)
  • Character-Driven Story Writing (9th grade and up)
  • Comic and Cartooning Games (1st grade and up)

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