Mark Alan Stamaty

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Mark Alan Stamaty
Born 1947
Brooklyn, New York
Nationality American

http://www.markalanstamaty.com/

Mark Alan Stamaty is an American cartoonist and children's book writer and illustrator. During the 1980s and 1990s, Stamaty's work appeared regularly in the Village Voice.[1] He is the creator of the long-running comic strip Washingtoon, as well as the earlier comic strip MacDoodle Street, and the online strip Doodlennium for Slate magazine[2] He is also a spot illustrator for Slate.[3] He produced a monthly comic strip in the New York Times Book Review called "Boox" in 2001–2004 that made fun of publishing trends.[4]

Stamaty has published several books, including collections of his strips and graphic novels for children, notably Alia's Mission: Saving the Books of Iraq (2004)[5] and the cult classic Who Needs Donuts? (originally published in 1973 and reprinted by Random House in 2003)[6]

His late father, Stanley Stamaty, was a professional gag cartoonist, and his mother, Clara Gee Stamaty, is a commercial illustrator and fine artist. Stanley and Clara both attended the Art Academy of Cincinnati.[7]

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