My 1st Spider-woman commission is also my 1st Mitch Foust job but it’s #36 for client Michael Rankins. Brush and Pitt brush marker was used but a lot of rendering was done with my other markers. I was asked by the client to add a wall in the background. So I took a zip of small bricks and scanned it in Photoshop, enlarging it. I then printed this up on an adhesive sheet and cut & applied it. This was not easy because the adhesive was so sticky, not low-tack like regular zip, so after cutting, lifting the sheet meant some of the surface of the image was peeling off, partially because the 2-ply board was inferior. So I had to redo some small areas. My only disappointment with how this worked out is that I wish that I’d enlarged the bricks more in Photoshop as they look too small still in scale with the figure. That and they look too blurry from the size-adjustment (meaning they’d be even blurrier to enlarge more). I finished this job on July 28, 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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