Awarded full California State Scholarship to California Institute of the Arts.


First one man show: The Prehistoric World of William Stout; Los Angeles, CA.


Inkpot Award for Outstanding Achievement in Comic Arts. Presented by the San Diego Comic Convention (a non-profit organization devoted to furthering the recognition of comics as an American art form).


Stout writes and designs an animated short film for the Department of Health, Education and Welfare to convince inner city teens to wear condoms. The film, Look Out For Number One , is selected for screening at Filmex.


Children's Choice Award-For his children's book The Little Blue Brontosaurus.


Elected the 10th president of the Comic Art Professional Society, an organization of which Stout was a founding board member.


Dinosaurs, Penguins and Whales-The Wildlife of Antarctica, Stout's first one man show for the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, premieres in January.

Selected as the Banquet Speaker to the International Conference on the Role of the Southern Ocean and Antarctica in Global Change at the University of California, Santa Barbara (August 28-31). Stout's slide lecture was on art's relationship to science.

Antarctic Artists and Writers Program selectee (for '92/'93)-The National Science Foundation selects one or two people each year to travel to and live in Antarctica in this competitive program.


Artist of the Year nominee by the 1st Annual Arizona Wildlife Art Show, Phoenix, AZ


Chesley Award nomination by the Association of Science Fiction Artists (ASFA): "Award for Artistic Achievement" (ASFA's lifetime achievement award ).

William Stout helps to organize and contribute to the Antarctic Artists and Writers Program Portfolio; The portfolios are presented to Congress; Deluxe editions are presented to President Bill Clinton and Vice President Al Gore.

Selected through competition to paint two major Paleozoic murals ("Life Before The Dinosaurs") for the new prehistoric hall of the Houston Museum of Natural Science.

Selected by Walt Disney Imagineering for inclusion in a show and sale to benefit the Herbert Ryman Foundation


Selected as judge for the 15th Anniversary CableACE Awards


One Man & Twenty Women: Carnegie Art Museum one man show of figure drawings.

Invited by the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County to exhibit in the Animals of Art show (over 130 works by 80 different artists, Pre-Columbian era to the present. Stout shows 18 works, more than any other artist selected).

Invited by the Endangered Species Project to exhibit paintings in the Images of Vanishing Nature show at the Houston Museum of Natural Science; three paintings are selected, the most of any artist in the exhibition. Two more Stout paintings are added to the fall show at Scripps Institute

Keynote speaker: Comic industry's Harvey Awards banquet at the Dallas Fantasy Fair.

William Stout's Visions of Gondwana-Past and Present Life in Antarctica , his 2nd one man show for the Natural History Museum of L. A. County, debuts September 2.

Selected by the Pasadena Symphony Orchestra to paint the 1995/96 program cover.

Guest lecturer at the CalTech Women's Club ("Antarctica: An Artist's Perspective").


Banquet lecturer to the Peccary Society of the Raymond M. Alf Museum.


Unanimously elected as a Signature Member of the California Art Club.

Unanimously elected to the Executive Board of the California Art Club.

Stout and Russ Manning's graphic novels, Tarzan In The Land That Time Forgot and Tarzan and the Pool of Time, win Eisner Award for Best Archival Collection.

Stout selected to participate in a Bob Kuhn wildlife painting workshop in Loveland, CO.


Voted into the Society of Animal Artists.


Stout's "Spinosaurus" is awarded Gold Award by Society of Illustrators of Los Angeles (SILA).


Stout receives Gold Award for his Pablo Neruda illustration from the SILA. Stout receives Benjamin Franklin Award for Best Young Adult Book plus Silver Award from SILA (both for Abu & The 7 Marvels).


Bram Stoker Award nomination from the Horror Writers Association.

Stout-illustrated book Hiding The Elephant - How Magicians Invented the Impossible and Learned to Disappear makes Los Angeles Times Bestseller list.


Autobiographix (which includes a Stout story) is nominated for an Eisner Award.

Stout publishes the tenth volume of William Stout - 50 Convention Sketches, the 26th book from Stout's publishing company, Terra Nova Press.

Stout receives Silver Award from Spectrum for his Tanagra Theatre poster.


Stout receives Silver Award from Society of Illustrators of Los Angeles for his Tanagra Theatre poster plus a Silver Award for his August 2004 cover for Cricket.

Spectrum judge.


Stout receives Spectrum Gold Award.

Stout receives Curator's Award for his painting Hope for the New Millenium, part of the the Springville Art Museum's Religious and Spiritual Art of Utah exhibition.

The first seven (of twelve) murals depicting the prehistoric life of San Diego are put on public display at the San Diego Natural History Museum.