Bob Wiacek

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Bob Wiacek
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Wiacek at the Big Apple Summer Sizzler in Manhattan, June 13, 2009.
Born Robert Wiacek
(1953-01-07) January 7, 1953 (age 61)[1]
Nationality American
Area(s) Inker
Notable works
Star Wars
Uncanny X-Men
Power Pack
X-Factor
The Brave and the Bold (vol. 2)

Bob Wiacek (born January 7, 1953[1][2]) is an American comic book artist and writer, working primarily as an inker.

Education[edit]

Wiacek attended the School of Visual Arts in New York City from 1971–1974.[3]

Career[edit]

Wiacek got his start in the mid-1970s as a member of the "Crusty Bunkers" inking collective. For a short time in 1975–1976 he inked backgrounds (over Curt Swan's pencils) on Superman for DC Comics. He moved on to regular inking work for DC, and then in 1978 began a long association with Marvel. Wiacek has inked over such pencilers as Carmine Infantino on Star Wars, John Romita Jr. on The Uncanny X-Men, June Brigman on Power Pack, John Byrne on Sensational She-Hulk, and Walter Simonson on X-Factor and Orion and George Pérez Brave and the Bold, volume 2. He has also worked with creators such as Bob Budiansky, Colleen Doran, Ron Garney, Mike Grell, Michael Netzer (Nasser), Kevin Nowlan, Don Perlin, Bill Sienkiewicz, and Barry Windsor-Smith.

Over the years, Wiacek has also inked comics published by Dark Horse and Valiant.

Wiacek taught first-year students at the Joe Kubert School of Cartoon and Graphic Art for a brief period in the early 1990s.[3]

Personal life[edit]

Wiacek married computer analyst Ann Karavitis in November 1980.[4]

Selected works[edit]

  • Superman #293-301 (DC, 1975) — background inks only
  • Superboy and the Legion of Super-Heroes #220–225 (DC, 1976–1977)
  • Ghost Rider #36–46 (Marvel, 1978–1980) — covers only
  • Man-Thing #1-11 (Marvel, 1979–1981)
  • Star Wars #16-37 (Marvel, 1979–1981)
  • Uncanny X-Men #150, 159-176 (Marvel, 1981–1983)
  • Coyote #4-9 (Marvel, 1984)
  • Alpha Flight #15-29 (Marvel, 1984–1985)
  • Power Pack #1-26 (Marvel, 1984–1986)
  • X-Factor #10-37 (Marvel, 1986–1989)
  • Strange Tales #6–16 (Marvel, 1987–1988)
  • Sensational She-Hulk #1-11 (Marvel, 1989–1990)
  • Iron Man #258–283 (Marvel, 1990–1992)
  • Archer & Armstrong #3-10 (Valiant, 1992–1993)
  • Excalibur #94-103 (Marvel, 1996)
  • Silver Surfer #123-131 (Marvel, 1996–1997)
  • Orion #8-22 (DC, 2001–2002)
  • The Brave and the Bold vol. 2, #1-9 (DC, 2007–2008)

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b Comics Buyer's Guide #1650; February 2009; Page 107
  2. ^ Biography on the Comic Book Database. Retrieved August 26, 2008.
  3. ^ a b Wiacek's LinkedIn profile
  4. ^ Shooter, Jim. "Bullpen Bulletins," Marvel comics cover-dated August 1982.

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