Stan Goldberg – The Interview Issue 1!

The Amazing Spider-Man 120I’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!! :D And I’m still super-excited!! :D 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. :)

Writer: Gerry Conway  Colorist: Stan Goldberg

Writer: Gerry Conway
Colorist: Stan Goldberg

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! :D :cool:

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.

Kathy the Teenage Tornado by Stan Goldberg 2Ann – 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! :)

TO BE CONTINUED….

BOLO for the next exciting issue in this four-part series: Stan Goldberg – The Interview! :cool:

~ Ann (a Stan fan :D)

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18 thoughts on “Stan Goldberg – The Interview Issue 1!

  1. What a fitting title, great design and layout, and excellent opening paragraph for your Stan Goldberg interview series, Ann! :cool:

    What guy would not love being given a superhero name? ;) It is no wonder that you were and are excited, Ann; it is a blessing to have the opportunity to converse with Stan Goldberg. :cool:

    It is priceless to have a job you enjoy. I am one of those fans; he does great work! :D

    Thank you for that Hardy Boys graphic novel trivia, Ann. :) Great comic book covers on display, too! :)

    That is so cool that Jughead is your favorite to draw, Mr. Goldberg! :D Jughead has always caught my attention even more so than the other male characters in his neighborhood. :)

    I have yet to see the full catalog of Stan Goldberg’s artistic accomplishments; so much to enjoy! :cool: (Thanks for the research, Ann! :) )

    Thankfully, good work is never out of date, Mr. Goldberg. :)

    Worldwide! :D

    Yes, thank you, Mr. Goldberg! :) (And thank you, too, Ann, for your excellently prepared – and presented – interview post! :) )

    Yeah! More to come is what I like to see. :) BOLO for part two of four in this very cool Stan Goldberg interview, BOLO for what exciting things Ann has yet in store for us on her popular and influential blog…BOLO for more excellent stories by Ann…it is always fun to be on the lookout for more good things to come! :D Callie

    • Thank you so very much, Callie! :)

      Lol – yep. :) It definitely is. :)

      Agreed! :cool:

      I thought it was pretty cool! :) Fun searching and looking at the covers! :)

      Yep, I have a lot of comics I want to search for and find of Stan Goldberg’s work, too! :) You’re welcome, Callie. :)

      Very, very true! :cool:
      :D

      Thank you! :)
      :D Yep – it’s fun! :) There’s more cool info coming in the interview! :D :cool: You’re supercool superhero, Callie. :)

  2. So cool!!! :) I read this and enjoyed it so much, it’s fun and neat! I’d love to be a colorist and artist for comics, definitely sounds like one of those dream jobs. The covers are really cool. Looking forward to more, plus I’ll be reading this again. I’ll make sure to tell my other friends, too, they’ll love this! Thank you! :)

  3. As a longtime Archie Comics fan, as well as Hardy Boys and Marvel Comics fan, this is really exciting for me to read. Stan Goldberg has done some of my favorite Archie illustrations. I got really excited when I first saw his work on the Nancy Drew’s Clue Crew graphic novel series because I could so see the style I love from the Archie comics there. Awesome job to Mr. Goldberg! Your artwork has entertained me for years throughout my childhood to today and as this interview has shown me, you have had quite a varied career and are certainly able to do a number of styles. Very cool!
    Thanks for taking the time to do this and thanks to Ann for bringing this interview here for the fans. :-)

  4. It is a very fun and informative read, Ann! I found out so many things I didn’t know before! Very good job with the pictures and all! :cool: :D Thank you!

    Thank you, Mr Jesse, for allowing Ann to do this interview! :D

    Thank you, Mr. Goldberg, for the time you gave for this interview! :D Thanks for sharing your talent with everyone, too!

  5. Stan G! :D I love your artistry! :D & I appreciate your morals – thank you so much for that! :cool:

    This is so cool, Ann! :cool: & thank you! :D :cool:

    Appreciating the good things,
    Lily

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