reunion, see photo.
I went to College in the Arts, I had a anatomy class which the Teacher (Rick G -3rd on left) worked for Xam Production looking for Animators, I took the test drawing Spider-Man and his Amazing Friends, I Passed in class, then had to go to the Studio (Xam Productions) had to do an Animation test and passed that as well, they had me do Spider-Man going one side of the screen to the other which I changed that (Since I’m a Marvel Fan) I had Spider-Man coming towards you, right to left as his big hand left the screen, looks like he’s coming to hit you as he leave the screen, Rick said that know one has ever done that dramatic seen which I got the job.
Below is one that I did with Xam Productions with the Contract. I have other which I will add later. right know I’m trying to find the animation Cels for the ones I did and hopefully frame them.
Animation I did are “It’s Punkey Brewster”, Spider-Man, Care Bears and others.
One of the animators that worked next to me was Sal Velluto – 1st on right, he worked on the Black Panther, The Phantom, Power Pack, Moon Knight, Justice League Task Force.
Me and Sal Velluto.
SAL VELLUTO’s professional career in comics started in 1986. During these 33 years the Italian born – Utah resident has been working for all the major American publishers (Marvel, DC, Valiant) several independents (Continuity, NOW, Penny Farthing Press Hermes Press) as well as big international publishers from Italy, Sweden, and Australia.
From 1991 to 2002 Sal drew 34 issues of Marvel’s Black Panther, becoming the most prolific artist, to date, on this title. Some of Sal’s original design ideas for Black Panther were re-elaborated and used in the 2018 blockbuster movie.
SAL VELLUTO has been a professional illustrator for thirty plus years. He worked for MARVEL, (Power Pack, Moon Knight, Captain America, Silver Surfer, Black Panther, etc.) DC, (Justice League Task Force, Firebrand, Flash, Batman Chronicles, JSA, Aquaman, etc,) VALIANT/ACCLAIM (X-O Manowar, Bloodshot) NOW, (The Green Hornet) PENNY FARTHING PRESS (Captain Gravity) STAR COMICS (Lazarus Ledd).
Since 2007 Sal has been illustrating The Phantom, (for Egmont in Scandinavia, Frew in Australia and Hermes Press in the USA) the grandfather of all modern super-heroes. From 1999 to 2002 Sal drew 34 issues of Marvel’s Black Panther, becoming the most prolific artist, to date, on this title. Some of Sal’s original design concepts for Black Panther were refined and used in the 2018 blockbuster movie.
Besides comics, Sal’s work extends to advertising, animation, design, magazines, video games, role play games, trading cards, and toys.
Sal, Velluto and his wife of 33 years, Sharon, live in West Jordan, Utah. They have four children.