is a popular comics artist. Although he has done a small amount of pencilling work, the vast majority of Mr. Palmer's artistic output since the 1960s has been as a comic book inker.
Although Palmer has done a small amount of penciling work (as well as some cover art and some coloring work), the vast majority of his artistic output since the 1960s has been as a comic book inker . Especially noteworthy is Palmer's extensive work for Marvel Comics
, including well-remembered runs paired with pencilers Neal Adams
and Uncanny X-Men
; Gene Colan
, on titles such as Doctor Strange
, and Tomb of Dracula
; and John Buscema
, on the The Avengers
. He also inked the entire run of John Byrne
's X-Men: The Hidden Years
Palmer's brushy, detailed, and illustrative inking style hearkens back to vintage newspaper comic strips like Steve Canyon
;, and has influenced later generations of inkers like Klaus Janson
, Josef Rubinstein
, and Bob McLeod.
Over the course of his career, Palmer has won several awards, including the 1969 Alley Award for Best Inking Artist. Palmer was also named the #3 Inker of American Comics by Atlas Comics .
Palmer's son Tom Palmer, Jr. is a comic book professional who was an editor for DC Comics.