Stahl also produced advertising artwork for various companies, and posters for several movies, including Ben-Hur. He illustrated a number of books, including The Innkeeper's Wife by A.J. Cronin, a limited edition of Madame Bovary, and the 25th anniversary edition of Gone with the Wind. Stahl wrote two novels: Blackbeard's Ghost was published in 1965 by Houghton Mifflin, and made into a movie by The Walt Disney Company in 1968; The Secret of Red Skull, a sequel to Blackbeard's Ghost, was also published by Houghton Mifflin, with illustrations by Stahl's eldest son, Ben F. Stahl.
Ben Stahl also served as an official U.S. Air Force artist and as an officer in the U.S. Air Force Reserve.