On this day, March 28, 1918, pulp illustrator Robert C. Stanley, Jr. was born in Wichita, Kansas. Stanley attended the Kansas City Art Institute for one year and then went on to work as a staff artist illustrating for a local newspaper. In the late 30s Stanley moved to New York and initially did graphic and layout work for Standard Magazines while he sought freelance work. His first pulp cover appeared on Thrilling Western in 1939 and eventually Stanley created paperback cover illustrations for various publishers.
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