For those of you who remember the Marvel/DC joint event of the Amalgamation Universe a few years ago, this is Amazon, Wonder Woman smooshed with Storm. Not surprisingly it’s my 1st commission of this character, my 4th Dooney image and my 14th job for Michael Rankins. I used markers and more brush than usual, some drybrush for the clouds and the retro Terry Austin zip used on Storm/Amazon’s cape. The art was on a 1-ply thin board and it buckled from the ink a bit which made it challenging to control some brush lines where the board rose and fell. The inks even soaked through the board to the back on spots. This 11X17 commission was completed on 9/29/2006,
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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