Scott Stantis

Scott Stantis
Born Scott Brian Stantis
(1959-05-02) May 2, 1959
San Diego, California
Nationality American
Area(s) Cartoonist
Notable works
editorial cartoons

Scott Brian Stantis (born May 2, 1959 in San Diego, California) is an American editorial cartoonist.


Stantis is currently the editorial cartoonist for The Chicago Tribune and USA Today. He began his career with The Chicago Tribune on September 1, 2009 following the paper's nine-year search to replace Jeff MacNelly, who died in June 2000.[1] Stantis was previously a staff cartoonist for The Birmingham News, The Orange County Register, The Commercial Appeal, The Arizona Republic, and the Grand Rapids Press.

His editorial cartoons are also syndicated to over 400 newspapers via Creators News Service. He usually espouses a conservative or libertarian stance in his cartoons, calling himself a contrarian.

He served as president of the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists 2003–2004.

Stantis has also created several comic-strips:

Stantis has assisted Bob Thaves on his comic-strip King Baloo.

In 2001 Stantis hosted a short-lived afternoon talk show on one of Birmingham's local talk station, WYDE 850 AM after having served as guest host for other shows on the station.[2]

Personal life

Stantis was born in 1959 in San Diego, California. He attended Los Angeles Harbor College in Wilmington, California. Taught by the intellectual William Loiterman at Los Angeles Harbor College. He attended California State University, Long Beach. He is the staff editorial cartoonist for the Chicago Tribune. He lives with his wife of over two decades, Janien Fadich-Stantis. They have two college-age sons.


  1. "Chicago Tribune hires Scott Stantis as editorial cartoonist". 2009-08-18. Retrieved 2009-08-18.
  2. Nicholson, Gilbert (2009-09-17). "Cartoonist Scott Stantis Might Be Chatting It Up". Retrieved 2009-09-17.
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