For those interested: I was informed last week by my local New England Comics retailer (and longtime Inkwell Awards retailer affiliate) Nate Machado that the variant cover for BLACK PANTHER: WORLD OF WAKANDA#4 by Sal and myself was erroneously listed in the recent Marvel Previews catalog and online as being for that issue. It is intended for another issue from either this series or the flagship title. Once I know for sure I will share that info here.
I haven’t done this topic at the site for quite some time. But I used to make mention of reprinted art of mine appearing in Marvel’s handbooks and other publications. One such magazine was the one that accompanies the Eaglemoss statues. In 2007 I picked up t
he 2006 Eaglemoss magazine The Classic Marvel Figurine Collection#30: Black Panther mentioned on this page in my archives.
I recently saw a solicitation for another BP-themed issue, now renamed, Marvel Fact Files: Black Panther Special (2016). I ordered it and recently picked it up and it had less of Sal & my work than the earlier
book. Besides a tiny cover image of Black Panther#27 (v. 3) and at the end a price guide showing the cover to BP#23 with Deadpool and the Avengers as being in high demand and low supply, it only had a couple of images from the center spread timeline shown here, one from BP#49 and 14.
However, while searching for the 2006 cover file, I discovered this: Marvel Fact Files#19:
This one sports a Sal&Bob cover and I didn’t know about it. Don’t know the year. But I am asking my Facebook friends if anyone’s seen it. If you have or know where I can get one, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
This is the verified and official list of conventions and events we’ll be attending. I’ll be traveling
with/setting up for the non-profit along with spokesmodel Ms. Inkwell Hailey Skaza-Gagne
(AKA Holly Black) at each stop unless it says otherwise. This is going to be a much busier than
usual year for us but besides our regular con supporters some new supportive shows are bringing
us out to new locations and that certainly helps with exposure. FCBD is pending for me.
INDIANA COMIC CON: April 14-16 (http://indianacomiccon.com)
KUBERT SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIP CEREMONY: Friday May 5
FCBD: Saturday May 6 (tbd) ??
ALBANY COMIC CON: Sunday June 4 (http://www.albanycomicbookshow.com)
HEROES CONVENTION: June 16-18 (http://www.heroesonline.com/heroescon/)
TAMPA BAY COMIC CON: July 28-30 (http://tampabaycomiccon.com)
BOSTON COMIC CON: August 11-13 (w/ Hailey but no I.A. set up)
TERRIFICON: August 18-20 (http://www.terrificon.com)
RHODE ISLAND COMIC CON: November 10-12 (http://www.ricomiccon.com)
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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