Born and raised in New York City, Eric Stanton was 12 years old when he was quarantined because of Scarlet Fever. During this time, he started to draw out of boredom. After a stint in the Navy, Stanton attended the Cartoonists and Illustrators School and found work as a freelance artist. Between 1963 and 1966, Stanton painted over a 100 paperback book covers. His covers typically featured strong women dominating weak men.
Below are a few examples of Stanton’s work as a paperback cover artist.