Nigel Parkinson, Cartoonist

Nigel Parkinson, Cartoonist
This is him, at a recent Comic Con

Monday, 25 November 2013

Stan G, He Knows Colour

Last week, my favourite American Comic Colourist had a bad accident and now lies in hospital with his injured wife. His name is Stan Goldberg. Since around 1970 he's been THE Archie cartoonist, drawing thousands of pages, but before that, it was he who decided that Thor should have blond hair and a blue tunic- that Spiderman should be blue and red- that the Hulk should be green! An outstanding colourist, and to this day I refer to his ideas. Get well soon, Stan!


Lew Stringer said...

Just read about it. That's terrible news. Let's hope they can both recover.

Ah, the days when comic book colouring made everything more distinct, rather than all the moody indigos and muddy browns they use today where everyone looks backlit.

Anonymous said...

Originally Spider-Man was black and red - the blue was only a highlight. And surely Stan Lee would have had a say in some costume colours? It was definitely Stan Lee who decided that the Hulk should be green after the original choice of grey didn't work too well. But you're right: Stan G is a great colourist. Let's hope both him and his wife make a full recovery.