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  1. FINALLY, the update so many have been asking me about! #TheInkwellAwards SINNOTT INKING CHALLENGE SPOTLIGHT on DAVID FINCH will now be offered on eBay this Sunday and every two weeks for 3 waves in total to run all 24 pages. Please read the article from the link to get the full story! @Inkwell.Awards http://www.inkwellawards.com/?p=7102 PLEASE SHARE, SHARE, SHARE!!!
  2. **LAST CALL!! PLEASE SHARE!** ENDING TOMORROW- #TheInkwellAwards FUNDRAISING AUCTIONS! An eclectic and affordable assortment of 22 generous donations are up for grabs by/from the likes of Mark Texeira(5), Graham Nolan(4), Josef Rubinstein(w/ Claude St Aubin), Randy Green & Laura Martin, Timothy Seeley, Joe Haley, Bill Anderson, Ken Wheaton, Richard Maurizio, Jeff Shultz, Chris Campana(w/ Alan Oppenheimer), Patrick Scherberger & Norman Lee, Howard Porter & John Livesay, Paul Pelletier & Tony Kordos and a Black Panther print signed by Christopher Priest, Sal Velluto and Bob Almond! PLEASE LOOK, PLEASE SHARE!!! **All funds raised go to the 501(C)(3) non-profit Inkwell Awards! https://www.ebay.com/sch/theinkwellawards/m.html?_nkw&_armrs=1&_ipg&_from&rt=nc&LH_Auction=1&fbclid=IwAR0BvFMkioPs8CPqFw4bVMEHp1bHlzOOIKag7P7_q7g6HgT1JxdLjzbkEog
  3. MORE INKWELL AWARDS FUNDRAISING AUCTIONS ARE NOW UP! An eclectic and affordable assortment of 22 generous donations are up for grabs by/from the likes of Mark Texeira(5), Graham Nolan(4), Josef Rubinstein(w/ Claude St Aubin), Randy Green & Laura Martin, Timothy Seeley, Joe Haley, Bill Anderson, Ken Wheaton, Richard Maurizio, Jeff Shultz, Chris Campana(w/ Alan Oppenheimer), Patrick Scherberger & Norman Lee, Howard Porter & John Livesay, Paul Pelletier & Tony Kordos and a Black Panther print signed by Christopher Priest, Sal Velluto and Bob Almond! PLEASE LOOK, PLEASE SHARE!!! https://www.ebay.com/sch/theinkwellawards/m.html?_nkw&_armrs=1&_ipg&_from&rt=nc&LH_Auction=1&fbclid=IwAR0BvFMkioPs8CPqFw4bVMEHp1bHlzOOIKag7P7_q7g6HgT1JxdLjzbkEog
  4. 2019 INKWELL AWARDS FUNDRAISING AUCTIONS CONTINUE with 21 more generously donated and signed original art and prints! Now on the eBay block for the week are affordable items by/from Rags Morales (Rogue), Budd Root(4), Richard Case Doom Patrol prints(2), Jay Fosgitt, Arthur Suydam(3), Brian Kong, Miya Crummell/Simone, Jason Casey, Josh Adams(Dr. Who), Dexter Vines(Black Panther), Will Torres(Vampirella), Kim DeMulder, and 2 former Joe Sinnott Inking Challenge pages w/ Hela signed by Joe w/ one by Keith Williams and another by Joe Orsak and an Erik Larsen Spotlight Challenge page w/ Savage Dragon inked by Andy Owens! **PLEASE LOOK/BID and/or SHARE!!!** https://www.ebay.com/sch/theinkwellawards/m.html?_nkw&_armrs=1&_ipg&_from&rt=nc&LH_Auction=1&fbclid=IwAR0BvFMkioPs8CPqFw4bVMEHp1bHlzOOIKag7P7_q7g6HgT1JxdLjzbkEog
  5. Time is running out on these great deals.Don't let it slip away.https://www.ebay.com/sch/theinkwellawards/m.html?_nkw&_armrs=1&_ipg&_from&rt=nc&LH_Auction=1&fbclid=IwAR13cL63NFxSDpM4lHEbeEBOV-LlVlQt0hHQMrYeShMyulpdh7lvAQWNYUk
  6. **AT LAST! INKWELL AWARDS FUNDRAISING AUCTIONS ARE BACK! Starting today we have 16 original art donations on the block on eBay for the next 7 days! Much kind thanks to the generosity of several donors and supporters such as Jae Lee, Elias Chatzoudis, Tony Kordos w/ Paul Pelletier, Joe Prado w/ Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez and Joe by himself, Brian Stelfreeze, Tom Raney, Walden Wong w/ Keith Giffen (2), Josef Rubinstein, Bob Camp, Mark Farmer, and a few past Inkwell Joe Sinnott Inking Challenges that weren't run previously such as a Neil D Vokes embellished job over Loki, and for Erik Larsen's Spotlight#3 Savage Dragon inks by Marc Deering, Scott James and Tom Schloendorn. These will be gradually leading up to the upcoming 4th Sinnott Inking Challenge Spotlight on...David Finch! PLEASE SHARE AND LOOK (BIDDING WOULD BE GREAT, TOO!) And thanks as always to my team that makes this all happen! https://www.ebay.com/sch/theinkwellawards/m.html?_nkw=&_armrs=1&_ipg=&_from=&rt=nc&LH_Auction=1
  7. (New Bedford, MA/USA—April 1, 2019) Industry luminaries and professionals will present the voting results from the annual Inkwell Awards at the inking advocacy group’s live awards ceremony during their new host show, the Great Philadelphia Comic Con!, in Oaks, PA. The event is scheduled for Friday, April 12 from 5:00-7: 00 pm at The Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in room 1. The convention runs from April 12-14. Longtime ink artist, teacher, lecturer, and nine-time Inkwell Awards record-holder, Scott Hanna, is scheduled to appear as the Keynote Speaker. “Scott has attended more of our ceremonies than some of our team members,” said Bob Almond, the Inkwells’ founder/director and MC of the event. “He’s also one of the best and most-prolific ink artists in the field, spanning four decades. We’re honored to have him attending our special day of recognition.” Larry Hama In addition to Almond and Hanna, the convention’s Panel Coordinator and traditional host, J.M. Clark, will act as presenter. Both he and Almond will present the Inkwells’ lifetime achievement awards, the Joe Sinnott Hall of Fame Award and the Stacey Aragon Special Recognition Award. Writer, artist and former editor Larry Hama will introduce one HoF recipient, and award-winning author, publisher, and advocate J. David Spurlock will introduce the other. Also appearing will be veteran hostess and senior spokesmodel Hailey Skaza-Gagne as “Ms. Inkwell”, who will be joined by Kathy Denise Taylor as a co-spokesmodel. Other related guests at the convention include Inkwell ambassadors Aldrin “Buzz” Aw and Sal Velluto. There may also be surprise appearances at the ceremony by member-creators, the award recipients and/or other supporters. Scott Hanna The Inkwells have five categories: Favorite Inker, Most-Adaptable Inker, the “Props” award for under-recognized professionals, the S.P.A.M.I. (Small Press And Mainstream-Independent), and the “All-in-One” Award for the artist who inks his/her own pencil art. Except for the internally-chosen lifetime achievement awards, winners were chosen by fans and professionals casting ballots on the group’s site. At the ceremony, Almond will also name recipients of the Inkwells’ “Above & Beyond” Award for members, volunteers and others in the comics community who have served beyond the call of duty to educate the public and promote the art form of comic-book inking and its ink artists. Kathy Denise Taylor “There’s so much turnover when you are working with unpaid members,” Almond added, “so when those rare and special volunteers stay long-term and go the extra yard for us, we thank them for their exceptional dedication.” During the show, The Inkwells will be set up in Artists Alley. To help raise much-needed funds, they’ll be offering (for donations) a variety of limited edition, signed and other Inkwell merchandise. They’ll also be displaying the blueline-inked original art for their 4th Sinnott Inking Challenge Spotlight, which this year was on fan-favorite David Finch. There will be about 20 interpretations for attendees to study and help understand and appreciate the skills of inking. Hailey Skaza-Gagne Almond concluded, “We can’t show enough gratitude to CEO and Promoter Christopher Wertz and Director of Artists Alley & Creator Relations Stan Kanopka for reaching out to us in hopes of making their convention our new home show for the long run. Their staff and ours are thrilled to make this inker-supportive event something unique and special for all attendees.” From 2011 until 2018, the Inkwells’ host show was HeroesCon as run by promoter Shelton Drum in Charlotte, NC. The Inkwell Awards is the only official 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose mission is to promote and educate regarding the art form of comic-book inking, as well as annually recognize the best ink artists and their work. Established in 2008, the Inkwells are overseen by a volunteer committee of industry professionals and assisted by various professional ambassadors and contributors. They sponsor the Dave Simons Inkwell Memorial Scholarship Fund for the Kubert School and host the Joe Sinnott Hall of Fame.
  8. The Inkwell Awards Public Voting Open From February 15-March 1 (New Bedford, MA/USA—February 15, 2019) The Inkwell Awards, the only non-profit organization devoted to public education and promotion of the art of comic book inking, invites everyone to vote for the industry’s best of the year. The official public ballot will be available on the Inkwells’ homepage from February 15 through March 1. Voting is open to fans and professionals alike. The five categories are “Favorite Inker,” “Most Adaptable,” “Props” (inkers deserving more attention), the “S.P.A.M.I.” (Small Press And Mainstream/Independent) and “All-In-One” for pencilers who ink their own work. The ballot covers all printed American comic books cover-dated 2018. “This is the first ballot with our revamped nomination procedure where inkers could submit their work,” said Bob Almond, founder, and director of The Inkwell Awards. “It made a huge difference. Every category had two to four names that were chosen from artist submissions.” As a courtesy, also listed on the ballot are the nominees for two lifetime achievement honors. The first is the Joe Sinnott Hall of Fame (“HoF”) award for an outstanding inking career of 25 or more years in American comics, whose winners are chosen by an internal committee (to avoid a “popularity contest” where recent names have more influence than past masters). Two nominees are awarded each year. The other is the Stacey Aragon Special Recognition Award (SASRA), which differs from the HoF due to the artist being out of the “public eye,” having limited name-recognition due to semi- or full retirement or death, limited-yet-influential output, social barriers such as gender/race, or other factors that might otherwise limit their consideration for the traditional HoF award. It was posthumously named in honor of the first female member of the Inkwells who, according to Almond, “was the heart and soul of our organization.” He also added, “Too many inkers go unnoticed or are glossed over by some awards events. Ours caters specifically to ink artists and allows them to be recognized and appreciated for their best work. We encourage all who appreciate great artwork to participate and share on social media; the more voters, the better.” The winners will be announced at the live awards ceremony at The Great Philadelphia Comic Con! in Oaks, PA the weekend of April 12-14. The Inkwell Awards is the only official 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose mission is to promote and educate regarding the art form of comic-book inking, as well as annually recognize the best ink artists and their work. Established in 2008, the Inkwells are overseen by a volunteer committee of industry professionals and assisted by various professional ambassadors and contributors. They sponsor the Dave Simons Inkwell Memorial Scholarship Fund for the Kubert School and host the Joe Sinnott Hall of Fame Award.
  9. Due to Unforeseen-scene circumstances the start of this years Inkwell Awards Auctions has been delayed.We're hoping to have them up soon and thank you for your patience.
  10. (New Bedford, MA/USA—December 26, 2018) The non-profit Inkwell Awards, devoted to promoting the art of comic book inking, has released the list of 24 artists participating in its fourth annual Sinnott Inking Challenge Spotlight. This year’s Challenge features artist David Finch‘s take on DC’s iconic Batman. The artwork will be auctioned afterwards for fundraising. The artists (in alphabetical order) are: Gerry Acerno Brett Breeding John Beatty Keith Champagne Kevin Conrad Marc Deering John Dell John Floyd Scott Hanna Scott Koblish Tony Kordos Jay Leisten Criss Madd Mark McKenna Andrew Pepoy Joe Prado Rodney Ramos Victor Olazaba Serna Bill Sienkiewicz Andy Smith Mark Stegbauer LeBeau Underwood Keith Williams Walden Wong According to founder/director Bob Almond, the Spotlight Challenge, which grew out of its original Joe Sinnott Inking Challenge, showcases other contemporary, fan-favorite talents on a more limited scale with veteran published inkers who may or may not have participated in other challenges. The previous three pencillers were Jim Lee, Neal Adams and Erik Larsen. “We are thrilled to have such a positive response from such a great group,” Almond said. “We realize schedules are tight and ever-changing so we are grateful to those able to step up for this one.” He added that the list may change somewhat if schedules change but there will be 24 participants in total. “If there’s one thing we’ve learned during our decade-plus operation, it’s flexibility.” The Challenge Spotlight furthers the inking advocacy’s dual mission of promoting the artform and educating the public. Blue-lined art files featuring a tightly pencilled David Finch Batman pinup are sent to the artists to finish and/or embellish in ink. Each inked page will be signed by Finch and the inker, and include a certificate of authenticity signed and numbered by Almond. All pages will then be auctioned off at a later date as a fundraiser. Fans will be able to see the difference in the pencilled and inked versions to better understand how much inkers contribute to the artform. “On behalf of the Inkwells,” said Almond, “our sincerest thanks to DC, David, Erick Korpi for setting things up with myself and David, the inkers, and all involved for their cooperation, support of our program, and appreciation of ink artists.” The Inkwell Awards is the only official 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose mission is to promote and educate regarding the art form of comic-book inking, as well as annually recognize the best ink artists and their work. Established in 2008, the Inkwells are overseen by a volunteer committee of industry professionals and assisted by various professional ambassadors and contributors. They sponsor the Dave Simons Inkwell Memorial Scholarship Fund for the Kubert School and host the Joe Sinnott Hall of Fame Award.
  11. Inkwell Awards Changing Host Show Location from HeroesCon to the Great Philadelphia Comic Con! The Inkwell Awards are so excited to announce this arrangement update! The Great Philadelphia Comic Con! is now our new, ongoing host show and they're rolling out the red carpet for us in April 2019! Please SHARE and spread the news! https://www.firstcomicsnews.com/inkwell-awards-changing-host-show-location-from-heroescon-to-the-great-philadelphia-comic-con/?fbclid=IwAR3wEmellfPsk4wJp88s5JA0r9vTCEYae1M7ZO27Z6_udtZ9FM--vFPILtA
  12. INKWELL AWARDS FUNDRAISING AUCTIONS:For those of you interested, they will be further delayed until after the new year, resuming early to mid-January. We’re so sorry for this schedule delay but we’ve had personal schedule conflicts leaving us unable to maintain this obligation at this time. Thank you for your patience and we will announce when the biweekly auctions resume again in a few weeks. Happy holidays to you all!
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  14. INKWELL AWARDS FUNDRAISING AUCTION CLEARANCE SALE ON REMAINDERS! Launching now are about 2 dozen affordable deals on neat items to help clear out the inventory of signed original art and signed prints (and because the Dreaded Deadline Doom has made it impossible to prepare new auction listings at the moment). Arthur Suydam (2), Rags Morales, Josh Adams, Dexter Vines, Brian Kong, David Williams, Zeea Adams (2), Michael Golden, Robert Bruno, Bob Petrecca, Jason Casey (2), Michael J Zeck, Kim DeMulder, Christopher Ivy, Diana Leto, Will Torres, Jay Fosgitt, Ken Branch, Dan Jurgens, Brett Breeding and Paul Mounts! PLEASE TAKE A LOOKSIE AND PLEASE SHARE!!! https://www.ebay.com/str/inkwellawardsstore
  15. NOW LIVE IS ANOTHER WEEK OF NEW INKWELL AWARDS FUNDRAISER AUCTIONS ON EBAY! 14 donations collected from San Diego Comic Con (thanks to Mike Pascale) and something different offered: MINI-SKETCH ORIGINAL ART! Several listings are for small-sized sketches for much less than what a variant blank cover sketch or 11X17 page of original art would cost. The generous donors who support the 501(c)(3) non-profit this week include Frank Cho w/ Gerhard(2), Victor Olazaba Serna, Zander Cannon, Paul Dale, Aaron Lopresti, Scott Williams, Josef Rubinstein, Ron Lim, William Stout, Patrick Block, Mark Sparacio and Dan Parsons Art!!! PLEASE TAKE A LOOK AND **SHARE**!!! https://www.ebay.com/str/inkwellawardsstore