Here’s a continuation of my “Bob Almond Inkworks” sketchbook sketches on the back cover (the first sketches were posted earlier on this gallery page 8 titled “VAMPI BY DOONEY”. These were done with Pitt brush marker and other markers and I did them on 1/16-17/2006 to prepare for my upcoming NY Comicon next month. Characters shown here include in no particular order Ultron, Howard the Duck, Klaw vs. Black Panther, Thanos, Ms. Marvel (Carol Danvers), Wonderman (in his original costume), Captain America and the Beast with the letter symbols A for Avengers, X for X-Men and D for Defenders underneath him to represent all of these teams he was a member of over the decades.
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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