I’m a little late getting this here due to my wacky schedule now…but to follow-up with my April 2 teaser, on April 12 the Marvel solicitations were released online so I can now reveal that I’ll be inking Kyle Hotz for a three-issue arc in HEROES FOR HIRE #9-11, all Fear Itself tie-ins for the present Marvel Event of that name. The Shroud! Elektra! Gargoyle! Misty Knight! Paladin! and some surprises! Kyle and I’ve been in touch and have wanted to work together for some time so this is a sweet payoff. My updates will regrettably be sparse around here but I’ll do my best and thanks for understanding.
You can now vote on this year’s Inkwell Awards ballott that will run for the entire month of April at the non-profit organization’s website. The award recipients will be invited to The Heroes Comic Con on June 3-5 for our first live awards ceremony! So show some love to your favorite ink artists and be heard!
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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