John Stanley was born in New York City in 1914. He was a journeyman comics scripter from the 1940s through the 1960s, began working on Little Lulu in 1945 and wrote his final issue in 1959, just after beginning to work on Ernie Bushmiller's Nancy. Stanley is considered by many comics historians to be the most consistently funny and idiosyncratic writer to ever work in the medium.
"Little Lulu's presence on the comics page meant that millions habitually read the adventures of a young girl who consistently bested --outsmarted, outplayed and outmaneuvered-- boys."--NPR"When Stanley started crafting [Little Lulu] the stories blossomed into biting, laugh-out-loud sitcoms, with Lulu a feminist hero for the ages."--Vulture