This is my first work over Brazillian artist Alex Lei and my 12th for the Pillarella Bros. It’s my 2nd Black Canary even though the other one was in her classic look. I used my Hunt 102 quill for most of the feathering lines, something I rarely do. Due to some bleeding from the board I limited it to that and did the rest in markers and some hair lines and much of her contour lines in brush. It wasn’t a good brush day when it came to getting nice, quality lines so I used a lot of correction fluid to clean up after. This 11X17 image on 2-ply board was inked 7/25/2006. (Hmmm, what’s with all the chicks in fishnet stockings lately? Not that I’m complaining….)
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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