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Robert Bradley
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Posted: 18 September 2018 at 9:33am | IP Logged | 1 post reply

There are inkers I would call embellishers - Klaus Janson, Tom Palmer, Kevin Nowlan, Joe Sinnott, Wally Wood, Ernie Chan being examples - and when they're hired, they're hired to do what they do (sometimes over breakdowns).

Austin is much more faithful to the original line, and this style of inker is more likely to be popular with fans of the original artist.

Outside of JB inking his own pencils, if you want his art as "pure" as you can get it, you hire someone like Austin.

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Dave Kopperman
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Posted: 18 September 2018 at 1:57pm | IP Logged | 2 post reply

In his own way, Austin is as heavy handed as Palmer, but he's just the right kind of heavy handed for JB.  Not all JB, mind you - much in the same way you'd want Kirby/Sinnott for FF and Kirby/Coletta for Thor, I don't really see Austin's precise, dense, controlled linework being a fit for JB's FF. 
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