Damon returns with his 58th job for me and his 6th Brotherhood piece. Mike Leeke of Valiant Comics fame is a first-timer here on this 9X12 commission on 2-ply board. I started inking it with my brush this time which is different as I usually do all the black areas first, then markers and THEN brush. This probably meant that I used more brush on it than I would have normally. I also used my Pitt brush marker and other markers and a little bit of my Hunt 102 quill. The rollcall of characters is, starting at the top right and going clockwise: Storm, Icon, Triathlon, Falcon, Monica (Photon, formerly Captain Marvel II) Rambeau, John (Green Lantern) Stewart and Black Panther with Brother Voodoo in the center doing that voodoo that he doos(?) so well. I finished this one on June 14, 2009.
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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