Steve Stiles bigraphy, stories - American cartoonist

Steve Stiles : biography

1943 -

Steve Stiles (born 1943) is an American cartoonist and writer, coming out of the science fiction fanzine tradition.

Awards

Stiles has won five Fan Activity Achievement (FAAn) Awards for best artist (2001, 2003–2006). In 1998, Stiles won the first Bill Rotsler Award, named after prolific fan artist Bill Rotsler. He was a Hugo Award nominee as Best Fan Artist in 1967, 1968, 2003 through 2008, and 2010-2011

Biography

Early life and education

Stiles studied at The High School of Music & Art and the School of Visual Arts in Manhattan and later wrote about this in his essay, "Art School":

Illustration and design

Steve Stiles, Falls Church, Virginia, Spring 1979. Kodachrome 25 by Jeff Schalles

His first cartoon for a fanzine appeared in Cry of the Nameless, edited by F.M. Busby and Elinor Busby. A fanzine interlineation he coined ("Death is nature's way of telling you when to stop") became a national catchphrase after it was reprinted in Pageant in 1962.Pageant, 1962. His work (art and text) has since appeared in leading fanzines (Xero, Void, Mimosa, Trap Door) as well as the more obscure (Vojo de Vivo).

Professional work

His first professional sale was in 1961 was a cartoon for Paul Krassner's The Realist. After a stint in the military as an illustrator, he worked in advertising before becoming a freelancer in 1975. He has worked in genres ranging from underground comix to children's books to superhero comics. Most recently, he designed a Peace and Humanitarian Achievements medal for the Samaritan community in Israel. The medal's first recipient was Shimon Peres.

Living octopus

Living octopus

In countries which are located near sea coasts, sea food is an important part of national cuisine