Welcome to Stepan Studios

Poignant Storytelling. Surreal Artistry. 

Home of the #1 Rising Comic Painter on the web. Here you will find a comical mix of weird paintings, pop art, scary paintings, Surrealism art, creepy paintings, fine arts and art ideas.

About Stepan Studios

Bruce Stepan Jr holds two arts degrees: a BFA in general art studio practices and an MFA in painting. He has taught studios courses at Youngstown State University and Michigan State University. He now pursues comics and illustration.

Testimonials

Bruce's paintings are clever and skillfully executed. Interspersed among everyday items in our home, they add a touch of whimsy, reminding us that there might be more out there… His is truly art that takes you places, places you may not imagine on your own.               

Jayne Goeddeke

Stepan's artwork brings up feelings of happy nostalgia for things that I know I haven't seen before, while simultaneously introducing absurd and unsettling elements of both the mundane and paranormal. His paintings are like frozen moments of movies or dreams, leaving you studying every detail for a clue as to what's happening and what you think will happen next. 

Jesse Plaskett

Bruce Stepan’s work is wildly imaginative and technically first-class. It often embodies a combination of fantasy and reality that hits a very specific sweet spot. I highly recommend checking out this unique artist.

Susan Hoover

Did you know?

  • 2012

  • Process shot of "Dark Shadows"
  • 2018

  • A new piece in the works
  • 2008

  • Autobiographical comics phase
  • 2013

  • Greyland Gallery, Youngstown
  • 2013

  • Mary Patterson Gallery, East Liverpool
  • 2012

  • Digital Drawing Phase

2012

Process shot of "Dark Shadows"

2018

A new piece in the works

2008

Autobiographical comics phase

2013

Greyland Gallery, Youngstown

2013

Mary Patterson Gallery, East Liverpool

2012

Digital Drawing Phase