Stan Eales was born in New Zealand. He studied graphic design before starting work at the Auckland Star newspaper. There he was editorial artist and assistant cartoonist. Later, he was contracted through NobleWorks to create hilarious greeting cards.
In 1987, his first cartoon was published in the UK – on the front cover of the esteemed Punch magazine. In 1991 his first book, “Isn’t Progress Wonderful?” was published in the UK by Grub Street Publishing. The book’s subject was the environment. At the time Stan made the ecology a pet subject; many of the color cartoons in IPW had already been published in Punch.
IPW was subsequently published in Germany, Italy, Spain and Denmark. It was also published by Warner Books in the USA as “Earthtoons”.
Stan has had further books published including:
• “Nature – Man’s Best friend” (Published in Denmark only). Another book of eco cartoons. Published 1996.
• “Cashtoons” (Published in UK only). A book satirizing the world of money and big business. Published 1992.
Stan has had many cartoons published in Punch, Private Eye, The Spectator and Playboy USA, amongst other magazines. His cartoons have also graced many greetings cards. He has worked for the likes of Paper House, Emotional Rescue and Camden Graphics in the UK, Hallmark and John Sands in Australia and NobleWorks in USA.
Eales' hilarious cartoons make great greeting cards, which is why NobleWorks carries a line of them. From Get Her Into Bed, a hilarious cartoon about Valentine's Day, to Love Handles, a greeting card about a man who quite literally has love handles, Eales' greeting cards have something for everything.
"My main love is the humble, single panel gag cartoon. My influences are the New Yorker cartoonists, especially Chas Addams, and Saul Steinberg. I also have a soft spot for Michael Leunig, cartoonist for The Australian. Gary Larson was also a big favorite at one time."-- Stan Eales
You can read more about Stan Eales on his website, www.staneales.com.