It’s been a while since we’ve seen more Namor images from my client Jeff but here we resume his run with his 17th job inked by me. This shot of Namor & his eternal crush, Sue Richards/Invisible Woman (of the Fantastic Four), was my second effort inking over Jonboy Meyers. He actually inked the contours of the characters (& debris) in thick marker with a sort of Adam Hughes-style, mono-weight line. While inking it I cleaned up some bumpy parts of the line & the only minor thing that I adjusted was Sue’s eyebrows from black to white to hint at her blonde hair. This 11X17 commission was inked with brush & markers and finished on 2/2/2006. Jeff commissioned Tom Smith to digitally color it which was completed by March 2006.
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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