Some would ask what the difference is between regular Marvel Universe Peter Parker and the Ultimate Marvel version and that may be a legitimate question although I would guess this one is younger. This is my third commission from Brendan Hood as he was very pleased with the results from the Mike Lilly Nightwing and the Casey Jones Peter Parker/ Spider-man pieces he previously hired me to ink. He sent me the hi-res file of the image to be printed and inked as a blueline because the original board was stained and torn at the edges. He loved the rendition of the character but asked me to finish up the sneakers and glasses as those had not been fully-rendered and completed in pencil. My first time inking Bill, I worked on 2-ply 11X17 Joe Kubert board with my usual brush and micron and Pitt markers. This is my first Parker solo commission but if you count him as Spidey it’s my sixth. I completed it on 9/16/10. On 10/7/10 Brendan sent me the color file done by colorist Tom Chu.
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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