Alumni Profile: Mark Alan Stamaty A’69

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Mark Alan Stamaty A’69

Mark Alan Stamaty A’69 was born in Brooklyn New York and still lives and works in New York City.

Mark Alan Stamaty A’69 is widely known for his cartoon works.  View samples of his work. In 1977–1978, Mark’s panoramic centerfold cartoons of Greenwich Village and Times Square for the Village Voice, were sold by the Village Voice as posters. In 1981, the Wahington Post and the Village Voice jointly published Mark’s cartoon strip, Washingtoon, which portrayed comical political figures. Because of the cartoon’s strip popularity,it was picked up by more than 40 newspapers, including the Boston Globe, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, and the Austin-American Statesman.

During the late 1970’s, Mark’s  NYC Village-set comic, McDoodle Street was popular. He has written 10 books. He has also designed record album covers and book covers.  He produced a monthly comic strip in the New York Times Book Review called “Boox” in 2001–2004 that poked fun of publishing trends.In 2015, a large Stamaty Cartoon was on display in SoHo filling the entire window on the front of a store at 101 Green Street.  See Article

Mark Alan Stamaty illustrated the story, Alia’s Mission: Saving the Books of Iraq which is told as a pictorial history for older children. This is the telling of a true story about Alia Muhammad Baker, who operated the library in Basra, Iraq. Her brave efforts to save tens of thousands of books from the building before the invasion of Iraq, were the subject of a 2003 New York Times profile. Mark’s delightfully illustrated book made the news in Florida during July of 2015, because of an effort to ban the book. Some Florida residents were upset the books portrayed a Muslim women in a good light.  Learn More

 

Mark Alan Stamaty was awarded the CUAA Augustus Saint-Gauden’s award in 2007 and was inducted into The Cooper Union Hall of Fame in 2009.

 

References:

Mark Alan Stamaty Bio., http://www.stamaty.engelbachdesign.com/bio/index.html, accessed: 4/7/2016