• "Ellen" in Jersey Devil Press

    My short story "Ellen" was published by Jersey Devil Press! You can read it here.

  • "Magnets" in District Lit

    My short story "Magnets" was published by District Lit! You can read it here.

  • Kings of the Earth in Columbus and Worthington Libraries

    I'm so proud that Kings of the Earth is now available to patrons at the Columbus Metropolitan Library (my hometown!) and the Worthington Library, just north of there!

  • Kings of the Earth nominated for TopShelf Award!

    I'm stoked that Kings of the Earth has been nominated for the 2020 TopShelf Book Award!

    From the nomination certificate: "This is a particularly special honor since the folks who nominate books for the TopShelf Book Awards are few––namely agencies, publicists, publishers, TopShelf scouts, and Insider members. We have gone over the materials provided to us with your nomination, and we agree that your book deserves this level of recognition, and genuinely has a solid chance of winning our competition."

  • Amarillo No. 3 and treat gallery!

    I'm proud that my prints of my painting Amarillo No. 3 will be available at Pulse Art Fair in Miami Beach - December 5-8!

    Visit treat gallery at Booth 102 to take a look!

  • Kings of the Earth reviewed in BookLife

    Kings of the Earth just received an extremely complimentary review in BookLife! You can check it out here!

  • Paintings in Small Works 2019

    My paintings "Derek Sanderson No. 1" and "Ravishing Rick Rude" are currently showing in the Small Works 2019 show at Main Street Arts in Clifton, NY!

    This is a huge honor for me and I'm extremely stoked! The show runs through January 3, 2020.

  • Kings of the Earth available via BiblioBoard

    I'm stoked that Kings of the Earth is now available for free, in ebook form, via BiblioBoard! I'm still learning the system, but it is definitely available to folks who live in LA - and possibly through libraries all over the country!

    It only takes a few seconds to create an account. Then search for "Kings of the Earth", and click the book to start reading!

  • Kings of the Earth at Menominee County Library

    I'm honored that Kings of the Earth will soon be available at the Menominee County Library in Stephenson, Michigan!

  • Kings of the Earth at Tahquamenon Area Library

    Kings of the Earth is now available at the Tahquamenon Area Library in northern Michigan!

  • Kings of the Earth at Mackinaw Area Public Library

    I'm proud to announce that Kings of the Earth is now available at the Mackinaw Area Public Library in Michigan! I'm stoked that this ghost story of the Upper Peninsula will now be available for Northern Michiganders to enjoy.

  • "Toby the Great" in Orson's Review - and a Q&A!

    My short story “Toby the Great” – along with a Q&A with me – appears in the newest issue of Orson’s Review! You can check it out here.

  • Amarillo No. 3 and treat gallery!

    I'm honored that treat gallery new york will be featuring prints of my painting "Amarillo No. 3" for sale at two upcoming big art fairs - Satellite NYC and Pulse in Miami! A third of any sales will be going to support worthy causes like the Human Rights Campaign and the onePULSE Foundation.

  • Empty Bed on Fun Size Horror!

    Empty Bed - the short film that I co-wrote with Brandt Shandera and that Brandt directed - is featured on Fun Size Horror! I would be stoked if you checked it out here.

  • "Toby the Great" in Orson's Review

    My short story “Toby the Great” has been accepted by Orson’s Review and will appear online in September! You can check out the literary magazine here.

  • Identity Portrait Competition

    My painting "The Blue Glove" is currently showing in SquidInk Gallery's online portrait competition!

    I would be honored if you checked it out here -- it's the boxer with the blue glove, about halfway down the page -- then scroll to the bottom and vote for it! Thanks!

  • Cowboy Up! Show

    My painting "Portrait of Diego 'Green Eyes' Calhoun" was accepted into the Cowboy Up! show in Yreka, CA! It starts on August 2, 2019. You can find out more here.

  • Interview on DailyStoke

    I was interviewed on DailyStoke about Kings of the Earth! You can check it out here.

  • Kings of the Earth on BarnesandNoble.com

    Kings of the Earth is now available on BarnesandNoble.com! You can order it here.

  • Links Page Updated

    I just updated my links page and added a bunch of sites belonging to my favorite artists and friends! Come take a look!

  • NudeArt LA

    I'll have two paintings in the upcoming NudeArt LA show in March. Check out more here.

  • Postcards from the Edge 2019

    I've got a piece in the upcoming Postcards from the Edge show, with proceeds benefiting Visual AIDS! The show runs Feb. 22-24. Check out more information here.

  • The Five Elements Show

    I'm currently showing surfer paintings in The Five Elements show at Angel City Brewery in Downtown Los Angeles! It runs until March 4th. Check out more info here.

  • 6X6NW Show on October 6

    I have two paintings in this rad benefit show in suburban Seattle! It's on October 6:

  • Nude Art LA

    I was proud to have seven paintings in the recent Nude Art LA show! Check out more information here.

  • Project Postcard 2017

    I'm proud to have two drawings in the Project Postcard show, benefiting the Department of Art at New Mexico State University. Check more information here.

  • Empty Bed is now online

    Empty Bed - the short film that I co-wrote with Brandt Shandera that played at more than twenty film festivals - is now available online! It's based on a feature film script that Brandt and I wrote together. Check it out!

  • "Petting Zoo" at SugarMynt Gallery

    I'm proud to have two drawings in the "Petting Zoo" show at the SugarMynt Gallery in South Pasadena, running until June 23, 2017. Check out more information here.

  • Postcards from the Edge Show

    I'm excited to have a piece in the 17th Annual Postcards from the Edge show, benefiting Visual AIDS. It runs Jan. 30 - Feb. 1, 2015. Check out the details here.

  • Paintings in Acid Issue 3

    I'm stoked to have my surfer paintings featured on the front and back covers of Acid - Issue 3! It's an honor to showcase my work in this groundbreaking surf publication. Check out more at: http://acidsurfing.com/

  • Short Story in Carrier Pigeon

    I'm proud to have my short story published in the newest issue of Carrier Pigeon, featuring beautiful cut paper illustrations by Maude White. Visit Carrier Pigeon at http://www.carrierpigeonmag.com/.

  • "The Cruise" at Blueline Gallery

    Blueline Gallery in Bloomington, Indiana will be showing my paintings, alongside photographs by Justin Clifford Rhody, in "The Cruise" -- starting with an opening night reception from 5-8 PM on Friday, June 7. I'm grateful to Remote Projects (remote-projects.com) for curating the show, which runs until August 9.

    Blueline Gallery is at 224 N. College Ave in Bloomington.

  • Nick Pope Show in Kalamazoo

    On Friday, December 7, the Exquisite Corpse Gallery in Kalamazoo will be showing pages from Nick Pope: A Graphic Diary — written by me and designed and illustrated by Christopher Darling. I’m so excited for this show! We are printing a limited first edition run of the diaries and they’ll be available for sale soon! Check out the show flyer here: http://christopher-stanton.com/artwork/2933211.html

  • Interview in April 2012 Bant Magazine

    I'm proud to be interviewed about my surfer paintings in the April issue of Bant. Check this link: http://www.bantmag.com/mag/06/ and navigate past the table of contents to the interview and more of my paintings!

  • Spread the Word auction at Mark Moore Gallery

    I’m excited to have a piece included in the upcoming Spread the Word auction at Mark Moore Gallery in Culver City — to benefit 826LA. Founded by novelist Dave Eggers, 826LA is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting students ages 6 to 18 years old with their creative and expository writing skills, and to helping teachers inspire their students to write.

    More than 80 contemporary artists are participating. Profits from the sales of each piece will go to this worthy cause.

    More details for the Dec. 17 event are here: http://spreadthewordmmg.eventbrite.com/

  • Drawings in Death: A Magazine

    I'm proud to have a series of drawings in issue #2 of Death: a magazine for enthusiasts and non-enthusiasts alike. You can view them on the magazine's web site, on the last page of the issue. (http://deathmag.com/)

  • Surfer in the Sky

    I'm one of the artists featured in Surfer in the Sky, an upcoming book.
    David Moser was an aspiring art student when a rare heart condition claimed his life at the age of 19. Though his death took him away from his family and friends, his passion for life, surfing and art keep his spirit alive. The book celebrates his spirit and the spirit of surfing.

    Check out the website: http://www.surferinthesky.com

  • Emilia Eckle

    I've designed title and end-credits art for the short film "Emilia Eckle," made by Alyssa McClelland and Kate Hickey. They have hopes to screen it at TropFest 2009.

  • I've got an illustration in Good Vs. Evil Magazine, Issue 2. You can buy a copy here:


  • I'm blogging for a brand new art web site


    Covering the explosively rad LA art scene!

  • An Interview with Me on ArtistInterviewingArtist


  • My Surfer Paintings on Display at Chi Phoenix Loft

    their inaugural group art show is Friday, Feb. 8th, starting at 6 PM.
    1855 Industrial Street, #609
    Los Angeles, CA 90021
    (213) 402-1508

  • Upcoming Surfer Art Show at the Jazz Bakery

    I'll be showing new surfer paintings at the Jazz Bakery in Culver City, starting Oct. 13th:
    Chris Stanton

    new paintings
    Oct. 13 – Dec. 7, 2007

    *Reception for the Artist
    Saturday, Nov. 3, 2007
    4 PM - 7 PM*

    Bakery Art Exhibitions at the Jazz Bakery
    Curated by Joseph De Mario
    3233 Helms Avenue
    Los Angeles, CA 90034

    Gallery Hours: 7 PM-11 PM Nightly