My idol George Perez is known for always sporting a Hawaiian shirt at public appearances but in this photo (with Marvel and DC Captain Marvel cosplayers) from an unknown event he wears the Avengers shirt that was an inker jam between myself, Tim Townsend, Scott Hanna and Norman Lee (and colored by Tom Smith) and the only published work that I ever inked/ finished over George’s sketch art. (For those keeping track, I did Thor and Wasp, Tim did Cap, Scott handled Wanda, and Norman Antman and Iron-man).
I was stunned and honored to find out, thanks to longtime chum and my gallery chronicler Damon Owens, that in an article about a recent survey at the Comic Art Fans gallery site that I’m listed with the highest quantity of inked commissions at that venue! I better get the pace going, though, because Joe Rubenstein is breathing down my neck-LOL! See why 189+ can’t be wrong and give me a try and hire me for an inking commission NOW!
Bob is the inking half of the Sal Velluto art team collaboration on such projects as Marvel’s critically-acclaimed BLACK PANTHER,’99-’02 leading to a 2003 Comicboards “Ooks” Award for “Best Inker” & two “Squiddies” awards for “Best Inker” (2001 along with “Best Creative Team” win and 2002 tied with Mark Farmer and tied for “Best Multi-Part Story”), and many other projects with Sal since 1997 and other artists at Marvel, DC, Acclaim, Malibu, Penny-Farthing Press, Power Comics, IDW, Kingstone, Thrilling Nostalgia Comics, Harris Comics, Topps, Wildstorm, New England Comics, Valiant and several others. While he’s been primarily an ink artist he’s also been a columnist for Sketch magazine and First Comics News. Bob’s a comic book collector and unofficial historian who has acted as a “Master of the Obscure” at the Marvel Appendix site, been a longtime member of the “Jarvis Heads” and a “group expert” at Facebook groups. He’s the founder/director of the official non-profit Inkwell Awards and advocate since 2008. Bob has been credited with “Special Thanks” along with his “Storyteller” colleagues Christopher Priest & Sal Velluto in the record-breaking film BLACK PANTHER (2018) and BLACK PANTHER: WAKANDA FOREVER (2022).
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