This isn’t my first time inking Ron since I did some early jobs inking him on COSMIC POWERS #4 for Marvel and Acclaim’s POWER RANGERS in the 1990s. But due to inexperience, I feel that I ruined his CP Marvel art back in 1994 and I felt the need to redeem myself. This 3rd job for Michael Rankins is my first commission over Ron. It wasn’t anything too complicated but I’d truly enjoy doing more Lim pieces in the future. This 11X14 image was inked with brush & markers and I finished it on 7/27/2005. (***Note from Bob 2021: this was better but not quite yet redemption…it needed more feathering and enhancements)”
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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