James Stanton has always been drawing comics, but he started drawing his comic “Gnartoons” while living in Eugene, Oregon back in 2005 where the comics were regularly printed in local publications like the Eugene Weekly, the Daily Emerald and the Oregon Voice. It was also in Eugene that James began self-publishing his own zines and mini comics. Eventually James moved to San Francisco where he continued to draw and develop his own cartooning style. In San Francisco he did work for blogs like the Uptown Almanac, Fecal Face, and Mission Local while maintaining a steady production of self-published titles and contributions to comics anthologies. James now lives in Seattle and has had his “Gnartoons” comics appear within the pages of magazines like the Nib, Thrasher, and BusinessWeek as well as newspapers such as the Stranger, Seattle Weekly and the Intruder comics newspaper. He’s drawn comics and covers for existing titles such as Adventure Time, Regular Show and Wrapped Up. He has also drawn a slew of official posters for the likes of the Seattle Seahawks, George Clinton, Seattle punk and noise music shows as well as many other bands, musicians and events.
Silver Sprocket’s Spring 2022 Publishing Slate
Lineup includes Mr. Boop by Alec Robbins, Hell Phone by Benji Nate, and Little Tunny’s Snail Diaries by Grace Gogarty
Silver Sprocket Catalog Available in Public Libraries via Hoopla Digital
Our catalog of radical indie comics is now available for free to public library patrons for easy reading on smartphones, tablets, and computers
Squatters of Trash Island by James the Stanton
Taste the frothy brine of the Pacific Ocean alongside the hardscrabble band of degenerate squatters who inhabit it's plentiful trash islands.
I Think Our Friend Dan Might Be a Dolphin by James the Stanton
I first noticed the blowhole stains...
Newsletter: We’re moving, and new book announcements
New mission digs, and books from Janelle Hessig, Hyena Hell, Liz Suburbia, Alex Wrekk, Meggie the Ramm, Ashley Robin Franklin, Archie Bongiovanni, James the Stanton, and Cristy C. Roads
Thrasher Magazine features James the Stanton
Check out James the Stanton's Gnartoons comic from the latest Thrasher Magazine. Today is James' birthday, get his comics on sale this week for half-off with the "gnar" discount code.
Free Comic: Adventure Time in Sphagnum Shmagnum by James the Stanton
Fin and Jake get squishy and wet in James the Stanton's back-up story from Adventure Time #26, Sphagnum Shmagnum.