After Velluto and Dooney, M.C. Wyman is probably the 3rd most-inked penciller in my gallery at 12. With Damon’s 57th piece he debuts another theme here with “Cage Matches”. Dr. Doom & Luke Cage, Power Man, two guys appearing at the Inkwell Gallery for the 1st time (not counting “Brotherhood” appearances), had it out for each other in HERO FOR HIRE v1 #8 (1972, with part 2 in #9). You can see the attached color images for a sliver of that source material confrontation being re-imagined here. I handled this 9X12 image on 2-ply board with my usual tools and also some drybrush. Executed on 6/6/2009. “Where’s my money, honey?
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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