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Stan Yan is an award-winning, first generation American-born-Chinese, Denver-based graphic novelist, caricature artist and instructor.
He helped to co-found the Squid Works comic creator cooperative, was a board member of the Colorado Alliance of Illustrators and is currently the co-Regional Advisor for the Rocky Mountain Chapter of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (RMC-SCBWI), and a member of the Cuddlefish Gang art “cuddlective.”
His work has been seen in THE SUNDAY HA HA, VINCENT PRICE PRESENTS (BlueWater Productions / Storm Comics / Tidal Wave), THERE’S A ZOMBIE IN THE BASEMENT (Squid Works Kids), DENVER COMIX, KITE TALES, the RMC-SCBWI annual calendar, THE QUEUING DEAD (British zombie anthology), POP CULTURE CLASSROOM, and THE WESTWORD, among many others.
He is the author/illustrator of the upcoming, late middle-grade graphic novel, THE MANY MISFORTUNES OF EUGENIA WANG (Atheneum Books for Young Readers, Fall 2025)
His work was the grand prize recipient of the 2022 SCBWI-FL Conference Portfolio Excellence Award!
He currently teaches illustration at the Rocky Mountain College of Art & Design.