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  1. It's 2020 and the resumption of the non-profit 501(C)(3)Inkwell Awards fundraising auctions launches on eBay NOW! This week we have a 16 listing assortment of original art, signed prints and a graded/slabbed variant comic book from supportive and generous donors like Kevin Eastman & Fiona Russell, Eric Basaldua, Bob Hall, Mike Grell, Howard Victor Chaykin, Zeea Adams, Joe Jusko, Budd Root, Arthur Suydam & Renee Witterstaetter/EvaInkArtistGroup, Bill Galvan & Scott Hanna! ==PLEASE SHARE!!!== https://www.ebay.com/sch/theinkwellawards/m.html?_nkw&_armrs=1&_ipg&_from&rt=nc&LH_Auction=1&fbclid=IwAR0BvFMkioPs8CPqFw4bVMEHp1bHlzOOIKag7P7_q7g6HgT1JxdLjzbkEog
  2. NEW #INKWELLAWARDS FUNDRAISING AUCTIONS ARE UP ON EBAY for Black Ink Friday Weekend & the last for 2019! Affordable original art might make fine holiday gifts for stocking stuffers! 17 sketch cards are up for bid by artist donors showing support for our non-profit Inkwell Awards such as Adam Kubert! Mark Texeira(5)! Stan Konopka! Graham Nolan! Neil D Vokes! V. Ken Marion! Budd Root! Keith Williams! Tom Raney! Joe Staton! James Kenneth Woodward! Ed McGuinness! and Bill Galvan! The listings end in a week so good luck and much kind thanks for your support! https://www.ebay.com/sch/theinkwellawards/m.html?_nkw&_armrs=1&_ipg&_from&rt=nc&LH_Auction=1&fbclid=IwAR0BvFMkioPs8CPqFw4bVMEHp1bHlzOOIKag7P7_q7g6HgT1JxdLjzbkEog --
  3. LAUNCHING NOW- NEW #TheInkwellAwards FUNDRAISING AUCTIONS! These 18 items made up of OA mini-sketches, prints and books were collected by asst director Mike Pascale from his annual adventure to SDCC and generously donated by supportive creators like Ron Lim (Thanos), Whilce Portacio (Batman), Bruce Timm (Batman), Steve Purcell (Sam & Max), Patrick Block (Uncle Scrooge), Joseph Michael Linsner (Dawn), Philip Moy (Powerpuff Girl Blossom), Frank Cho (Wolverine), Paul Dale (Batdog), Alex Sinclair (his colors & sig over 4 print art images by Ivan Reis/Joe Prado, Jim Lee/Scott Williams, Amanda Conner, Robson Rocha/Michael Jason Paz), Mark Sparacio (2 pairs of print sets and a single one), and 2 HC books as donated by Mark Irwin of the publisher Insight Comics/Insight Editions! PLEASE CHECK 'EM OUT AND SHARE, SHARE, SHARE!!! https://www.ebay.com/sch/theinkwellawards/m.html?_nkw&_armrs=1&_ipg&_from&rt=nc&LH_Auction=1&fbclid=IwAR0BvFMkioPs8CPqFw4bVMEHp1bHlzOOIKag7P7_q7g6HgT1JxdLjzbkEog
  4. LAST CALL ON THESE non-profit 501(c)(3)Inkwell Awards FUNDRAISING AUCTIONS on eBay ENDING TOMORROW, SUNDAY 2PM+ EST! The SINNOTT INKING CHALLENGE SPOTLIGHT on DAVID FINCH comes to a close after this 3rd and final wave with original ink art contributions by inking artform supporters Jose Marzan Jr Artist, Andrew Pepoy, Rodney Ramos, Bill Sienkiewicz, Andy Smith, Mark Stegbauer, Lebeau Underwood, Keith Williams & Walden Wong! Also, last dibs on last year's Spotlight on Erik Larsen w/ SAVAGE DRAGON exclusive art as inked by Scott James, Marc Deering, Richard Bonk, Keith Champagne, Richard Clark, Idan Knafo Kerbis, Criss Madd, Mike Sellers, Mark Stegbauer, Keith Williams and Tom Schloendorn! ***PLEASE SHARE!!!*** https://www.ebay.com/sch/m.html?_nkw=&_armrs=1&_ipg=&_from=&LH_Auction=1&fbclid=IwAR0BvFMkioPs8CPqFw4bVMEHp1bHlzOOIKag7P7_q7g6HgT1JxdLjzbkEog&_ssn=theinkwellawards&_sop=1
  5. **At last! The SINNOTT INKING CHALLENGE SPOTLIGHT on DAVID FINCH final week of #TheInkwellAwards fundraising auctions starts now! Wave 3 has nine BATMAN inking challenges met by veteran and fan-favorite artists like Jose Marzan Jr., Andrew Pepoy, Rodney Ramos, Bill Sienkiewicz, Andy Smith, Mark Stegbauer, Lebeau Underwood, Keith Williams and Walden Wong! NOW w/ A CLOSE-UP DETAIL IMAGE IN EACH LISTING! LAST CHANCE TO GET 'EM THIS WEEK! *Also available are a few affordable Challenge pages from last year's Challenge Spotlight on Erik Larsen with exclusive SAVAGE DRAGON art by Scott James, Marc Deering, Richard Bonk, Keith Champagne, Richard Clark, Idan Knafo Kerbis, Criss Madd, Mike Sellers, Mark Stegbauer, Keith Williams and Tom Schloendorn! ***PLEASE SHARE!!!*** https://www.ebay.com/sch/m.html?_nkw=&_armrs=1&_ipg=&_from=&LH_Auction=1&fbclid=IwAR0BvFMkioPs8CPqFw4bVMEHp1bHlzOOIKag7P7_q7g6HgT1JxdLjzbkEog&_ssn=theinkwellawards&_sop=1
  6. THE SINNOTT INKING CHALLENGE SPOTLIGHT on DAVID FINCH is NOW LIVE!! The non-profit #INKWELLAWARDS annual, educational/fundraiser event proceeds to WAVE 2 this week with 8 new ink artist listings from Guy Dorian Sr., John Floyd, Scott Hanna, Tony Kordos, Jay Leisten, Criss Madd, Jose Marzan Jr Artist and Mark McKenna as well as Marc Deering and Andrew Cassetta from Wave 1! AND NOW, LARGER PHOTO FILES TO STUDY THE FINCH INK ART IN DETAIL! Also, available again: vintage and affordable pages from the 8th and previous Joe Sinnott Inking Challenge with Loki and Hela from Joe Orsak, Nick Papadimitrious, Thomas Stocker and Keith Williams!! GOOD LUCK & PLEASE ==SHARE==!!! https://www.ebay.com/sch/theinkwellawards/m.html?_nkw&_armrs=1&_ipg&_from&rt=nc&LH_Auction=1&fbclid=IwAR0BvFMkioPs8CPqFw4bVMEHp1bHlzOOIKag7P7_q7g6HgT1JxdLjzbkEog
  7. 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!!!
  8. **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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. **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
  13. (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.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.