Yet more commissions for Damon, these are my first inking veteran artist/inker Bob McLeod. It was only coincidence that a month earlier I’d read an interview on Bob at AdelaideComicsAndBooks.com on how he prefers other inkers to ink his pencil art but it actually helped me a little bit when I got these images sent my way, Which is good because it’s always a little intimidating inking another inker, especially one with so much experience. I added a couple of lines to better define Tri’s uniform. Inked in mostly brush, some marker and a teensy bit of rub-on Instantex for Delroy’s hair I finished the Avenger Triathlon on 2/28/04. Inked with all the same tools except Instantex, Neal Adams’ Knighthawk was completed the very next day.
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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