Tim Lane is “The King of Cool”


Comic book artist and illustrator Tim Lane rode up to the Stitchers Storefront Studio on his Harley Davidson in a specially designed Steve McQueen aka The King of Cool jacket, opened the door, and changed everything.

Tim mesmerized Teen Council and artists alike with his amazing books and life story. Then he shared with the group the methods used to sketch out a visual storyline that can become the start of a comic book. With a simple black pen, plain paper and loads of experience and patience, Tim drew for the excited teens a story that they created about walking home from work through the city on a dark, cold night, being approached by a car from behind and then…what will the young teens do??  What should they do?

Stay tuned… Tim has agreed to visit the Stitchers Teens again!


About Mr. Lane: Tim Lane is a graphic novelist and freelance illustrator. His most recent graphic novel, Abandoned Cars, published by Fantagraphics Books, was nominated for the Ignatz Award for Outstanding Collection of Stories. His illustrations have appeared in magazines like New York Times, Rolling Stone Magazine, New York Times Sunday Magazine, Business Week, Wall Street Journal, Boston Globe, RFT and more.  He is a lecturer in the Sam Fox School of Design and Visual Arts at Washington University in St. Louis.

Tim Lane’s books can be purchased at Amazon.com. Support both Tim and the Story Stitchers by purchasing Tim’s outstanding books through Amazon Smile using this link: Shop Amazon Smile for Story Stitchers HERE.