I’m going to start this off with a question for everyone reading this. What’s a cool fact about the Amazing Spider-Man aka Peter Parker, the Incredible Hulk aka Bruce Banner, Stan Lee aka Stanley Martin Lieber, the Fantastic Four aka Reed and Sue Richards, Ben Grimm, and Johnny Storm, Kathy the Teenage Tornado, Millie the Model, X-Men, more Marvel characters, Nancy Drew, Ned Nickerson, George Fayne, Bess Marvin, Carson Drew, Hannah Gruen, Jughead, Archie, Betty, Veronica, Reggie, and The Three Stooges (Moe, Larry, and Curly) that they all have in common? Answer: they all have a mutual friend – the super-nice, talented artist Stan Goldberg! :cool:
When Papercutz’s the Amazing-Marketing-Director-Man (that’s his superhero name – I just came up with it :P), Jesse, first said that I could interview Stan Goldberg, I ran and told everyone at home (at the time) right away. I was super-excited!! And I’m still super-excited!! In case you couldn’t tell!
I’m having so much fun interviewing Stan and finding out so many cool things! It’s great to hear about someone loving what they do – and not only does he enjoy his work, he has so many fans who appreciate and love his illustrations.
Hardy Boys graphic novel trivia alert! Gerry Conway, who wrote the first ever graphic novel teaming of the Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew, along with two more Hardy Boys graphic novels for Papercutz, also wrote for Marvel’s The Amazing Spider-Man comics for some of the same issues when Stan Goldberg was the colorist for the Spidey comics!
And now here are my first three questions and Stan’s answers:
1. What is your all-time favorite character to draw?
Stan – Hi Ann.. When I worked for Archie comics, I enjoyed drawing all the characters. M, but, when I drew the Jughead book for a number of years, he became my all time favorite. When they took surveys, he was more popular than Archie.
Ann – Jughead is so endearing and likeable, it’s no surprise at all to me that he’s the favorite of so many. From your drawings of him, he’s someone a reader wants to follow his adventures and root for him because he’s so amiable.
2. What is the first character you ever drew?
Stan – In 1958, way before your time, I created a character called KATHY THE TEENAGE TORNADO for Marvel comics. That was the start of my career in comics. The book was published for many years. Then I started drawing MILLIE THE MODEL for almost 20 years.
Ann – Kathy the Teenage Tornado sounds like great reads and Millie the Model! (Note to readers – I did an online search and these cool comics, including the Jughead series, can be found on Amazon, eBay, and comic sites to buy! Check ‘em out! ;))
3. What do you like best about having one of the most fun jobs ever in the world – drawing comics?
Stan – I enjoy drawing today, maybe more than when I started my career. I keep my work very up to date and exciting and I love doing continuity.
Ann – That’s really cool that your love of drawing’s maybe even more now. Your good work is loved worldwide.
Thank you again, Stan, for sharing your time out of your busy schedule and your cool talent with everyone!
BOLO for the next exciting issue in this four-part series: Stan Goldberg – The Interview!
~ Ann (a Stan fan :D)