Stanley Mackie Spencer was born in Tynemouth, Northumberland, in the first quarter of 1923, son of Percy Stanley Stamper, a printing compositor from Newcastle Upon Tyne, and his Glaswegian wife Marion, née Mackie. He joined the staff of DC Thomson in Dundee. He was sub-editor on The Beano when it launched in 1938, and was later editor of Judy. He retired in 1988, and died in Dundee in 2003. His wife Jean, née Rabbitt, whom he had married in Maidstone, Kent, in 1949, predeceased him in 2001.
- Alan Clark, Dictionary of British Comic Artists, Writers and Editors, The British Library, 1998, p. 156