Friday, April 20, 2012

Stan Goldberg - Archie

2012.03.31 NY Comic Book Marketplace, NYC

Stan Goldberg has been in the comic industry for over 50 years, starting his career at age 16, in 1949, as a colorist for Timely Comics. Two years later he advanced to color department manager. By 1958 he went freelance, but continued to color all Marvel comics into the mid-1960's, including Spiderman, Fantastic Four, X-Men, Hulk...

Goldberg also illustrated horror stories, drew gag cartoons, pop art billboards (No Cal Soda) and drew Marvel titles Patsy Walker, My Girl Patsy, Millie the Model and several humorous animal stories. By 1968 Goldberg left Marvel to freelance, including working for DC titles Debbie, Scooter and Binky, Captain Carrot. Various other illustration jobs included greeting cards, National Lampoon, Redbook magazine...

Goldberg's long time association with Archie Comics, with his art appearing in most of the companies titles has made him an Archie icon. From 1975 to 1980 Goldberg drew the Sunday Archie comic strip, which was honored by the US Postal Service as part of their Sunday Funnies issue. Goldberg also drew the Riverdale characters for the 1994 Archie Meets the Punisher, an Archie-Marvel one-shot crossover...

Stan is still active, in 2010 Schoolism Online released a "Stan Goldberg" instructional video. IDW Publishing released "The Best of Stan Goldberg", DC's Scooby Doo and Bongo Comics The Simpsons...

I have alway hoped I would be lucky enough to meet Mr. Goldberg, and I was not disappointed. Signed FDC has several excellent Stan Goldberg sketches.

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