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John Stanley

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John Stanley was a journeyman comics scripter from the 1940s through the 1960s. He’s most famous for his scripts for most of the Little Lulu comics produced by Dell and is considered by many comics historians to be the most consistently funny and idiosyncratic writer to ever work in comics. During his comics career he also wrote original scripts for the licensed characters Nancy and Sluggo, Tubby, Woody Woodpecker, Deputy Dawg, Clyde Crashcup, Choo Choo Charlie, Raggedy Ann and Andy, Oswald the Rabbit, Andy Panda, Krazy Kat, Alvin and the Chipmunks, and Nellie the Nurse. Towards the end of his career, Stanley launched a series of teen-centric comics—Thirteen Going on Eighteen, Around the Block with Dunc and Loo, and Kookie—as well as his comical 60s monster craze sendup, Melvin Monster. He left comics bitterly sometime in the late 1960s never to return. He died in 1993.


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