I welcome aboard new client Gregory Covell with my 2nd Spiderwoman (1st version with this character) and 5th Booth job. In this case we have an unpublished cover from the 1999 series and probably originally intended for the first 3 issues as she changed her outfit (a FEW times) starting with the 4th issue. This 11X17 image was inked on Marvel 2-ply board but unlike some recent Marvel boards this one was really good, even taking quill well which probably means that it was a better stock from a decade ago and was stored well. The only negative for no bleeding was that the surface was hard and, thus, made it tough not to leave smudges with my hand as the wet ink sat on the surface a little bit longer before drying. I used about 80% markers (including the Pitt brush one) for this job, 15% brush and 5% with Hunt 1002 quill. As usual, Brett’s work is a workout and this was no exception, but he’s certainly always fun. It was completed on June 28, 2009.
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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