Best known for his long work on The Fantastic Four (from 1965 until 1981 and with a brief return in the late 1980’s) artist and inker Joe Sinnott (1926 – ) was one of Marvel’s most in-demand inkers. Of Sinnott, Stan Lee once said that “to most pencilers, having Joe Sinnott ink their artwork was tantamount to grabbing the brass ring.”
Present at key points during the Silver Age, some of Sinnott’s career highlights include his work on The Fantastic Four, including the landmark FF issues introducing Galactus and the Silver Surfer (he later went on to work in the Surfer’s own title) as well as his work on Thor, the Avengers, Captain America and, during the 1980’s, the FF spinoff series, The Thing. Still active, he currently inks the Spiderman newspaper strip.
Though primarily an inker, Sinnott’s pencil work is no less impressive and his commissions and sketches for fans at conventions remain in high demand. He has won two Alley Awards and an Inkpot Award. In 2008, Sinnott was both the recipient and the namesake of the Inkwell Awards Hall of Fame Award, the Joe Sinnott Award.
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