I’d like to make an honored welcome to “Marvel Two-in-One Guy” as he adds his 1st commission to the Bob Almond Inkwell commission gallery section. MTIOG commissions artists to recreate MTIO covers from yesteryear but in their own interpretation of those images. This was cool for me since I’m a fan of George Perez AND Joe Sinnott and I bought this issue (#52 from 1979) originally and I still have it. It was cool for Sal since it had Moon Knight who he had a memorable run on as penciller on the previous 1989 series title. My 36th commission over Sal, I inked this with brush & markers and a little bit of drybrush (Sal did all the copy). I finished this 11X17 image on 2-ply Marvel cover stock on 3/17/2008.
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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