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Some of you may have noticed that I've redesigned my website. Go check it out at stanyan.me if you haven't yet. I finished the inks for THE MANY MISFORTUNES OF EUGENIA WANG, and I'm still closed to commissions, but you have a chance to get a FREE caricature from me on June 8th during the Lyons Lit Fest. I also have a timetable for Peter Cadaver's return, and I've launched a new class!


Make sure to share this with your friends and enemies who you think might have a secret morbid curiosity about me. Sign up for regular updates via my contact form.


 

Events


Lyons Lit Fest

Saturday, June 8th, beginning at 10 am, join local authors and illustrators including me at the inaugural Lyons Lit fest. I'll be teaching a class for teens on graphic novel illustration (pre-registration required) from 11-11:50 am, and doing FREE caricatures for attendees from NOON - 2 pm! Click here for more information.


 

Peter Cadaver


News is that I will be doing a redesign on my characters, but I can't officially say why. What I CAN say is that Peter Cadaver will be relaunched in September with all new strips (albeit, the archive will still be mostly canon). In the meantime, you can visit the arcive at salemcharteracademy.com.


 

EUpoLOGIES


Strips from April and May. View the archives at eupologies.com

 

The Many Misfortunes of Eugenia Wang


I'm done with my inks and have turned them into my editor, so I get to wait for notes before starting on colors! In the interim, see some of my related TikTok videos!






If you're on Goodreads, do me a favor and make sure to add THE MANY MISFORTUNES OF EUGENIA WANG to your WANT TO READ list!


 

Cuddlefish Academy


I'm excited to announce the launch of my newest class: Character Tic-Tac-Toe: Drawing Characters’ Actions and Expressions.



Bring life and clarity to your character illustrations to let your stories shine. In this BIG BITE course, Stan Yan explores the expressive work of masters in the kidlit illustration field, and helps you deconstruct actions and emotions into their base components so you can build your characters back up in your own style and media via a hands-on workshop using deconstructive methodology based on game play.

 

CHARACTER TIC-TAC-TOE is perfect for the artist looking to elevate the expressiveness of your vague or stiff character illustrations.


My kidlit portfolio review for Melissa Kenny:

Portfolio review for Lana Tihonovich:

My portfolio review for Nakia Pickering:

If you'd like a chance for a FREE 3-minute kidlit art portfolio from me, drop your link in the video comments.


Why Garlic and the Vampire by Bree Paulsen might be a perfect graphic novel:





See more of my reviews and video posts via my TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@stanyanart.


 

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I have a lot to catch you up on since my last newsletter: I launched a new weekly comic, I went on hiatus from another, I'm getting much closer to finishing the inks for THE MANY MISFORTUNES OF EUGENIA WANG, and I'm still closed to commissions, but you still have a chance to get a caricature from me on April 21st.


Make sure to share this with your friends and enemies who you think might have a secret morbid curiosity about me. Sign up for regular updates via my contact form.


 

Events

As I mentioned in my January newsletter, I went to the SCBWI Winter Conference in NYC in February as an attendee. Here's my conference report:



I had a live event I was doing caricature commissions at when I got back, but I got sick and missed it. I did, however make it to their St. Patrick's Day event and will plan to do their next event on Sunday, April 21st.





I don't do many events right now, so if you'd been hoping to get a caricature from me, this might be your best bet! Tickets are available at https://www.longmontoutloud.com/sundaycomics

 

Peter Cadaver


These are the strips from January through my recent hiatus.


 

NEW: EUpoLOGIES

I launched a new weekly comic out of necessity, not time. I felt like our public discourse was eroding as a result of a lack of self reflection. But, in the spirit of self-care, I also needed an approach that would not tax my drawing hand any further, so I approached it like Ryan North in Dinosaur Comics or David Lynch in the Angriest Dog in the World. I'd recycle the artwork (for the most part) and just change the text. Enjoy!

View the archives at eupologies.com

 

The Many Misfortunes of Eugenia Wang


As of this writing, I'm 88% done with my inks.



If you're on Goodreads, do me a favor and make sure to add THE MANY MISFORTUNES OF EUGENIA WANG to your WANT TO READ list!


 

Cuddlefish Academy


My kidlit portfolio review for Vendela Vrensk:

5-point perspective:


My graphic novel pitch packet critique for Andrew Day:


When I turn in my inks and wait for editorial notes, I DO plan on launching another big bite class, so stay tuned!


See more of my reviews and video posts via my TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@stanyanart.


 

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