In 2001, I began a website called STANLEY STORIES. It's still up and running, and you can visit it here: http://www.fmydesign.com/ssmain.htm
The website has garnered much attention lately. This makes me feel guilty. I feel guilty because I haven't updated the website in around three years.
It's a mighty pretty website, if I do say so myself, but it's a dead end for me. The labor involved in writing/rewriting/correcting/fine-tuning HTML code is such a turn-off for me... I'm proud that I can write HTML, and design pretty well, but it's too much like work--even for an obsession!
Inspired by many thumbs-up mentions of the old site on some blogs, I've put two and two together. Why not continue the site--but as a blog? Sure, it won't look all jazzy and way-out like the website, but it's allegedly easier to post regularly.
So, here 'tis. STANLEY STORIES 2008--comics stories written (and sometimes drawn) by the great comics creator John Stanley.
If Safari likes Blogger (it doesn't like WordPress, I've discovered) I'll post regularly, with complete stories from my ever-expanding archive of Stanley material.
I'll include new Stanley discoveries to which I stake my claim--no one has noticed or found these works 'til now! It's amazing how prolific Stanley was in his three-decade comics career. Small wonder that his own accountancy of the stories he wrote is incorrect. How could anyone who worked in such great volume, for no credit, be bothered to remember every single piece they created?
I'll dazzle you with my musings on Stanley's work and themes when I can. Otherwise, I'll bravely muddle through post after post. My goal: to provide you with fascinating, sometimes unknown works by one of the great writers and humorists in American comic books! His colorful, S. J. Perelman-ish language and a decidedly bizarre, macabre wit (reminiscent of writer Roald Dahl) marks him as an important American writer.