Hola! Ready for the spectacular 3rd issue of Stan Goldberg – The Interview? I hope so, because it’s coming at you in mere seconds, friends! Get set to find out more awesome clues about cool artist, Stan Goldberg! Thank you so very much to Stan for the time he’s put into this interview and for sharing such great answers to my unique questions. Thank you also to everyone who’s given feedback – it’s very much appreciated and fun. Be sure to check out every issue of the interview because you won’t want to miss a single second.
Now, let’s get straight to the action!
Stan – Years ago I did some writing and my studio had to be perfectly still. No radio at all. Any sound would disturb me. Then, when I did more art I did less writing. When I do my artwork, I enjoy the working day much more and the radio is on all the time. I listen to talk stations for half the day and for the rest of the day I play my music…big bands, good jazz and blues. I occasionally take the time to enjoy the beautiful water view from my studio window.
Ann – Getting to do what you love is a wonderful blessing! I’m glad you enjoy drawing so much. And that’s also really cool about the music you enjoy listening to! Sounds like you’ve got a beautiful view from your studio – excellent!
2. Do you draw even when you’re not working?
Stan – I always take a sketch pad with me whenever I travel. We spend two months every winter in a colonial town in Mexico. It’s a very artistic community, lots of artists and writers. While I’m there, I go to a life drawing studio a couple of times a week. I’ve also had a few galleries in town showing drawings of the local people that I draw along with my cartoon illustrations.
Ann – Sounds picturesque and fun! (Note: I found some awesome Marvel Spanish covers online including two of the comic covers from the first issue of this interview. Very cool! Check them out – por favor! Gracias!)
3. What was it like working with Marvel Comics? I’m a big Spidey fan.
Stan – I worked for Marvel in charge of the coloring department, never realizing that the comic book industry would become the giant that it is today. Creating all the color schemes for all the superheroes and villains that came out of Marvel makes me very proud. Stan Lee was my editor and he was a major influence in the early years of my career. After almost ten years working in the bullpen I became friends with all the other artists and we stayed friends for many years.
Ann – That had to have been so much fun at Marvel!!! Wow, just so awesome to get to decide all of those essential color schemes for Marvel! That’s what I call superfun!
~ Ann (a Stan fan :D)