Yes, after a run of them, another Namor commission. But this one isn’t from Jeff but my other prolific client, Damon, marking this as his 11th submitted to me. My first effort inking Steve’s work, this gorgeous piece illustrates Namor swimming away with two of Aquaman’s loves, Mera and Dolphin, while Aquaman watches from behind. Damon asked me to make a couple of art corrections like switching AM’s harpoon hook to the proper arm and tweaking Namor’s left hand. Inked in brush, a little bit of dry brush, a little bit of brush marker, and my regular markers, I completed this 11X17 commission on 2/24/04.
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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