The Stanley Stories website reprints several stories written by John Stanley and includes a guide to “Stanley-isms,” distinctive characteristics by which one might recognize a comics story written by John Stanley.

John Stanley rarely signed his comics work prior to the mid-1960s. However, he left a “fingerprint” upon every story he wrote and drew. In addition to his colorful, S. J. Perelman-ish language and a decidedly bizarre, macabre wit, Stanley regularly studded his stories with a series of “tics” — his own comedic language that was a tacit signature.



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