Stanley Stanch Obende is an award-winning illustrator, storyboard artist, letterer, colorist, comic book creator and concept artist from Nigeria. Stanch is a juggernaut who has lent his inks to several top-rated comics in Africa. These include all of the books by Etan Comics, Guardian Prime, Ireti, Visionary, Uhuru: Legend of the Windriders, Avonome, Itan (Comic Republic), Barikisu, Moon Dust (Epoch Comics), Strike Guard (Spoof Comics) among others. He’s also the co-creator of Avonome.
Outside of the continent, he has worked in varying roles on books such as 20s A Difficult Age: The Blue Madja together with Mohammed Agbadi.
Get to know Stanley a bit more in this interview by Etan Comics here.
Enjoy the Stanch’s phenomenal artwork.
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