Stanley Pitt Australia

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Born
2 March 1925 in Australia
Died
2 April 2002 in Australia
Also known as

Stanley (given name)

Pitt (family name)

Stanley John Joseph Pitt (birth name)

Safone Jais (pen name)

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Biography

Pitt's first published comic was Anthony Fury (~1942), followed by the serial 'Universal Conquest' in Star Pocket Comics (Frank Johnson). In 1945, Pitt also drew comic strip advertisements for Colgate-Palmolive.

With author Frank Ashley, Pitt developed a concept for a full-colour comic, 'Nelson Power Conquers the Universe' in 1945. A minor character lager became 'Silver Starr', published as a full-colour strip in the Sunday Sun and Guardian from 24 November 1946. Following disagreement with Associated Newspapers about reduced space for the strip, Pitt resigned in 1948 and converted his creation into Silver Starr Super Comic (Young's).

With author Gerry Brown, Pitt created 'Captain Power', which first appeared in the Sunday Herald on 6 March 1949 and was reprinted in the one-shot Captain Power (Ayers and James). In 1950, Pitt created Yarmak—Jungle King Comic (Young's) with artistic assistance from his brother Reginald Pitt and scripts by Frank Ashley. In 1956, Pitt created a further full-colour issue of Silver Starr (Cleveland).

During the 1950s, Pitt largely abandoned comics to paint cover illustrations for publishers such as Malian, Horwitz and H. John Edwards. From 1956, he became the main cover artist for Cleveland for the rest of his career, creating more than 3,000 illustrations.

In 1964, with his brother Reginald, Pitt began adapting Alfred Bester's The Stars My Destination for the US market. While Pitt abandoned this project ('Gully Foyle') in 1968 due to problems with the rights, it drew US interest. Stanley and Reginald Pitt secured work from US publishers—DC's The Witching Hour #14 and #38, Western's Twilight Zone #48 and Boris Karloff Tales of Mystery #33. Pitt also ghosted for Al Williamson on the Secret Agent Corrigan newspaper strip in 1969 and 1972.

After suffering a stroke, Pitt retired 1985/86.

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Anthony Fury (Consolidated Press, 1942?) (1942)
Untitled (Cover)
Comic: Cover
Anthony Fury (Consolidated Press, 1942?) (1942)
Untitled
Comic: Comic story
The New Big Hit Comics (Frank Johnson, 1945?) (1945)
Jim Atlas
Comic: Comic story
The New Cracker (Frank Johnson, 1945 series) #1 (1945)
Jim Atlas
Comic: Comic story
The New Terrific Comics (Frank Johnson, 1945?) (1945)
Untitled
Comic: Comic story
Yarmak Jungle King Comic (Youngs, 1949 series) #1 (November 1949)
Untitled (Cover)
Comic: Cover
Yarmak Jungle King Comic (Youngs, 1949 series) #1 (November 1949)
Untitled
Comic: Comic story
Yarmak Jungle King Comic (Youngs, 1949 series) #2 (December 1949)
The Tomb of Icacius (Cover)
Comic: Cover
Yarmak Jungle King Comic (Youngs, 1949 series) #3 (January 1950)
The Isle of the Living Dead (Cover)
Comic: Cover
Silver Starr Super Comic (Youngs, 1950? series) #1 (1950)
The Flame World (Cover)
Comic: Cover
Silver Starr Super Comic (Youngs, 1950? series) #1 (1950)
The Flame World
Comic: Comic story
Silver Starr Super Comic (Youngs, 1950? series) #2 (1950)
Tarka the Tyrant (Cover)
Comic: Cover
Silver Starr Super Comic (Youngs, 1950? series) #2 (1950)
Tarka the Tyrant
Comic: Comic story
Silver Starr Super Comic (Youngs, 1950? series) #3 (1950)
Operation Patagonia (Cover)
Comic: Cover
Silver Starr Super Comic (Youngs, 1950? series) #3 (1950)
Operation Patagonia
Comic: Comic story
Yarmak Jungle King Comic (Youngs, 1949 series) #6 (April 1950)
Untitled (Cover)
Comic: Cover
Silver Starr Super Comic (Youngs, 1950? series) #5 (1950)
Modern Ice-Age (Cover)
Comic: Cover
Silver Starr Super Comic (Youngs, 1950? series) #5 (1950)
Silver Starr in the Flame World
Comic: Comic story
Yarmak Jungle King Comic (Youngs, 1949 series) #9 (July 1950)
Untitled (Cover)
Comic: Cover
Yarmak Jungle King Comic (Youngs, 1949 series) #10 (August 1950)
Sangeala Island (Cover)
Comic: Cover
Yarmak Jungle King Comic (Youngs, 1949 series) #11 (September 1950)
Yarmak and the Heathen Idol (Cover)
Comic: Cover
Buccaneers (Youngs, 1950? series) #1 (December 1950)
Silver Starr Comics
Comic: Promo
Yarmak Jungle King Comic (Youngs, 1949 series) #16 (February 1951)
Peril in Bel Hado (Cover)
Comic: Cover
Yarmak Jungle King Comic (Youngs, 1949 series) #17 (March 1951)
Hidden Valley (Cover)
Comic: Cover
Revealing Confessions (Malian, 1950? series) #8 (1951)
Untitled (Cover)
Comic: Cover
Yarmak Jungle King Comic (Youngs, 1949 series) #18 (April 1951)
The Wizard of the Caverns (Cover)
Comic: Cover
Yarmak Jungle King Comic (Youngs, 1949 series) #21 (July 1951)
The Sky Phantom (Cover)
Comic: Cover
Yarmak Jungle King Comic (Youngs, 1949 series) #22 (August 1951)
The Goddess of Osofrod (Cover)
Comic: Cover
Yarmak Jungle King Comic (Youngs, 1949 series) #23 (September 1951)
Ant-Man (Cover)
Comic: Cover
Yarmak Jungle King Comic (Youngs, 1949 series) #23 (September 1951)
Untitled
Comic: Comic story
Yarmak Jungle King Comic (Youngs, 1949 series) #24 (October 1951)
Harkhuf's Pyramid
Comic: Comic story
Yarmak Jungle King Comic (Youngs, 1949 series) #24 (October 1951)
Harkhuf's Pyramid (Cover)
Comic: Cover
Famous Cowboy Stories (Malian, 1950? series) #15 (1950)
Untitled (Cover)
Pulp novel: Cover
Yarmak Jungle King Comic (Youngs, 1949 series) #25 (November 1951)
The Hermit and the Sphinx (Cover)
Comic: Cover
Yarmak Jungle King Comic (Youngs, 1949 series) #25 (November 1951)
The Hermit and the Sphinx
Comic: Comic story
Yarmak Jungle King Comic (Youngs, 1949 series) #26 (December 1951)
Untitled
Comic: Comic story
Diamond Romances (Malian, 1950? series) #17 (1951)
Untitled (Cover)
Pulp novel: Cover
Diamond Romances (Malian, 1950? series) #18 (1952)
Untitled (Cover)
Pulp novel: Cover
Captain Power Comic (Ayers & James, 1952? series) #1 (1952)
Untitled (Cover)
Comic: Cover
Revealing Confessions (Malian, 1950? series) #20 (1952)
Untitled (Cover)
Comic: Cover
American Ranch Romances (Malian, 194-? series) #22 (1952)
Untitled (Cover)
Pulp novel: Cover
Yarmak Jungle King Comic (Youngs, 1949 series) #30 (April 1952)
The Desert Saga (Cover)
Comic: Cover
Yarmak Jungle King Comic (Youngs, 1949 series) #32 (June 1952)
Harkhuf's Pyramid (Cover)
Comic: Cover
Revealing Confessions (Malian, 1950? series) #23 (1952)
No title recorded (Cover)
Comic: Cover
American Science Fiction (Malian, 1952 series) #1 (June 1952)
Untitled (Cover)
Pulp novel: Cover
Yarmak Jungle King Comic (Youngs, 1949 series) #33 (July 1952)
Untitled (Cover)
Comic: Cover
American Science Fiction (Malian, 1952 series) #3 (July 1952)
No title recorded (Cover)
Pulp novel: Cover
American Science Fiction (Malian, 1952 series) #2 (July 1952)
No title recorded (Cover)
Pulp novel: Cover
Yarmak Jungle King Comic (Youngs, 1949 series) #34 (August 1952)
Sangeala Island (Cover)
Comic: Cover
American Science Fiction (Malian, 1952 series) #4 (August 1952)
Untitled (Cover)
Pulp novel: Cover
American Science Fiction (Malian, 1952 series) #5 (September 1952)
Untitled (Cover)
Pulp novel: Cover
American Science Fiction (Malian, 1952 series) #6 (October 1952)
Untitled (Cover)
Pulp novel: Cover
Action Monthly Magazine (Transport, 1952? series) #10 (1952)
Untitled (Cover)
Pulp novel: Cover
American Ranch Romances (Malian, 194-? series) #29 (1952)
Untitled (Cover)
Pulp novel: Cover
American Science Fiction (Malian, 1952 series) #7 (November 1952)
Untitled (Cover)
Pulp novel: Cover
Action Monthly Magazine (Transport, 1952? series) #11 (November 1952)
No title recorded (Cover)
Pulp novel: Cover
American Science Fiction (Malian, 1952 series) #8 (December 1952)
Untitled (Cover)
Pulp novel: Cover
Action Monthly Magazine (Transport, 1952? series) #12 (December 1952)
Untitled (Cover)
Pulp novel: Cover
American Science Fiction (Malian, 1952 series) #9 (January 1953)
Untitled (Cover)
Pulp novel: Cover
Yarmak Jungle King Comic (Youngs, 1949 series) #40 (February 1953)
Yarmak's Strange Vacation in the Forbidden Land (Cover)
Comic: Cover
American Science Fiction (Malian, 1952 series) #10 (February 1953)
Untitled (Cover)
Pulp novel: Cover
American Science Fiction (Malian, 1952 series) #11 (March 1953)
Untitled (Cover)
Pulp novel: Cover
Yarmak Jungle King Comic (Youngs, 1949 series) #42 (April 1953)
Goddess of Osofrod
Comic: Comic story
Yarmak Jungle King Comic (Youngs, 1949 series) #42 (April 1953)
Goddess of Osofrod (Cover)
Comic: Cover
American Science Fiction (Malian, 1952 series) #12 (April 1953)
Untitled (Cover)
Pulp novel: Cover
Airboy (AGP, 1953? series) #1 (1953)
Untitled (Cover)
Comic: Cover
American Science Fiction (Malian, 1952 series) #13 (May 1953)
Untitled (Cover)
Pulp novel: Cover
Diamond Romances (Malian, 1950? series) #34 (1953)
Untitled (Cover)
Pulp novel: Cover
Yarmak Jungle King Comic (Youngs, 1949 series) #44 (June 1953)
Queen of the Panthers
Comic: Comic story
American Science Fiction (Malian, 1952 series) #14 (June 1953)
Untitled (Cover)
Pulp novel: Cover
American Science Fiction (Malian, 1952 series) #15 (July 1953)
No title recorded (Cover)
Pulp novel: Cover
Yarmak Jungle King Comic (Youngs, 1949 series) #46 (August 1953)
Meet Yarmak's Double! (Cover)
Comic: Cover
American Science Fiction (Malian, 1952 series) #16 (August 1953)
Untitled (Cover)
Pulp novel: Cover
Airboy (Transport, 1953? series) #5 ( 1953)
The Mad Magnetic Robot (Cover)
Comic: Cover
American Science Fiction (Malian, 1952 series) #17 (September 1953)
Untitled (Cover)
Pulp novel: Cover

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Created

  • 6 Jan 2018

Last updated

  • 10 Mar 2018