Welcome back, Jerry Livengood, the “Spider-Wing Guy”!! Jerry returns with a solo Spidey for his 2nd commission with me by the legendary George Perez, my first actual commission over the “Pacesetter”, and the artist who inspired me to get into the comics field in the first place! (I previously inked part of an Avengers image for pal Tom Smith that was later used as a tpb cover and I did a try-out over vellum of a Thunderbolts page by him to audition for the Avengers series volume 3.) This is my 2nd SOLO Spider-man commission but my 5th one counting those where he’s with or fighting other guys (6th if you count the Marvel Treasury Edition #18 cover recreation by Bob Budiansky). Inked as a blueline on 11X17 2-ply board, I used all my normal tools and wrapped this one up on 3/6/2009. *NOTE: I will count actual “Spider-Wing” jobs separately for those who care. *NOTE2: For those who care (again), whenever I say I’m printing an image in blueline on board, I’m currently using Joe Kubert School brand, 2-ply smooth.
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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