For those interested there’s a new show in my backyard and I’ll be attending this Sunday. The Southcoast Toy and Comic Show run by Mark Gomes debuted earlier this year in Fairhaven, Massachusetts and December 5 will mark their third convention outing. I live in New Bedford, the next town over, and had been invited back in May on Free Comic Book Day to attend twice but my work schedule made that impossible…until now, as just last week I finished the Guardian Project after many months (and announced here last month). I haven’t yet even unpacked from the WW: New England show in Boston from October but I’ll need to do so this week. I will also be representing the Inkwell Awards. Check out their website for guest and other info.
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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