George Loraine Stampa was born in Constantinoplein as the son of an architect. He studied at the Heatherley's School of Art and the Royal Academy Schools between 1895 and 1900. Inspired by the work of Phil May, G. L. Stampa began contributing to Punch Magazine in 1895. His cartoons appeared in the magazine for over half a decade. He also worked for the Daily Graphic, The Bystander, The Strand Magazine, The Tatler and The Windsor Magazine. Books by Stampa include 'Loud Laughter' (1907), 'Ragamuffins' (1916), 'Humours of the Streets' and 'In Praise of Dogs' (1948).