Sad news in the cartooning community as news that Archie cartoonist Stan Goldberg has passed away at the age of 82 after suffering a stroke.
It?s with great sadness I pass on the news that comic book legend Stan Goldberg passed away today at age 82 from complications of a severe stroke he suffered a few weeks ago. Stan and his wife Pauline were two of the most wonderful, friendly and genuine people the Lovely Anna and I ever had the privilege of getting to know through the National Cartoonists Society? and that is saying a lot as we count many, many NCS members as very good friends.
Stan had the kind of career in comics that in some ways flew under the radar, but in others was one of rare influence and greatly respected by industry pros. He was best known as a principal artist for Archie Comics for over 30 years, but he also freelanced for many others. He worked for Timely Comics, which would become Atlas and then Marvel, and was the colorist for their early titles, coming up with many of the color schemes for the costumes for The Fantastic Four, Spider-Man, The Hulk and other eventual staples of the Marvel superhero world. After a split with Archie, Stan continued to work for companies like Bongo, DC and others on a variety of titles.
Stan was one of the most generous and encouraging cartoonists I ever had the privilege to meet -not to mention one of the most impressive.
My first encounter with Stan was in 2006 when I was 21. Stan and I were guests of Bunny Hoest for her annual ?Bunny Bash? in Long Island. I was a bit starstruck at first, a dorky kid who?d flown over from Perth, but Stan?s softly-spoken, gentle manner soon calmed my nerves. His wife, Pauline is just as polite and warm. I had a long chat with both Stan and Pauline that afternoon and kept in touch from then on.
Eight years later I?m living in New York, thanks in no small part to Stan and his incredible generosity. Stan took the time to write to the US Department of Immigration as a reference for me becoming a US Resident.