For my 8th Christophe Palma commission I received the odd Marvel pairing of Deadpool sitting and whistling on Galactus. It’s only my 2nd Deadpool and it’s only my second Galactus! This gallery surprises me from time to time! The penciler is brand new to me…Rene Micheletti. The page on what I think was 1-ply board was slightly oversized at 11.75X16.5 and drawn to the very edges so a sliver of art was cropped off the edges when scanned. While I used a Raphael Kolinsky 8404 size 3 brush, Pitt brush marker and microns, the feathering/transitional lines were done with brush, brush marker and a Hunt 102 quill, depending on their thickness and length. I used an old toothbrush to spatter on the stars in the space background. I completed this job on 8/19/14.
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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