Stan Mack


Stan Mack pioneered a documentary style of cartooning with his legendary New York comic strip “Stan Mack’s Real Life Funnies,” which ran in The Village Voice for 20 years. For a decade in Adweek magazine, “Stan Mack’s Out-takes” took on the world of advertising and media. Mack is a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design and a former art director of the New York Herald Tribune’s Book Week and The New York Times Sunday Magazine. He’s written a number of graphic and illustrated books for adults, young adults, and children, and has taken the comic strip form into fantasy, journalism, and historical nonfiction for major newspapers, magazines and online sites. In his ELI Talks presentation, “From Mt. Sinai to Providence, Rhode Island,” he delves into the inspiration for his Jewish graphic history book, The Story of the Jews: A 4,000 Year Adventure. In April 2024, Fantagraphics will publish a comprehensive collection of Mack’s “Real Life Funnies” comics.