22 Apr 2013

We at the Inkwell Awards have received a couple of notes that people couldn’t access the official voting ballot page (https://inkwellawards.justsurvey.me/323041814f54).  Those sources that we heard from were using Mac computers. But other Mac users told us that they were successful.  So all we can deduct from this is that some Mac users may have settings that are not compatible or that your browser isn’t.  When these users used Safari and had a problem, going to Firefox solved the dilemma.  Or using one’s 4g phone or iPad or another venue did.  If you are one of the silent minority that have had issues with our ballot, please take a second to try the alternative plan.  We hope it works and truly appreciate your time and effort.

The Inkwell Awards Committee Team

22 Apr 2013


While seemingly off-topic, it’s actually not, as many ink artists were effected.  I want to help circulate more attention for my friend Enrica Jang of Red Stylo Media who has formed We Win Con, a non-profit organization set up to help the artists who took a financial hit due to the cancellation of the Boston Con this weekend due to the recent threat of the Boston Marathon Bomber. Below is their statement:

The details: 
We Win Con is helping independent artists and fans who lost money and opportunities from the postponement of the Boston Comic Convention to be able to recoup a little of what they spent.

Artists who are out cash, travel and most importantly SALES this weekend can be featured in an online convention at wewincon.org. We’re also helping raise funds for charity in the process.

To help artists recover some costs so they can get through ’til BCC is back, visit http://wewincon.org/

Our goals:
•Bringing fans to the artists since artists couldn’t get to the fans.
•Gas Card Drive to reimburse artists that drove to Boston and had to turn back.
•Charitable giving for the organizations who were set to receive donations from the show.

Artists will get a FREE featured post, complete with links to their own online stores. Those without stores, Red Stylo Media is donating online space in their store to help promote sales. Any interested artist can email info@wewincon.org 

@wewincon on twitter


15 Apr 2013

Joe Sinnott with his 2008 trophies for Favorite Inker and Hall of Fame

(New Bedford, MA/USA—April 14, 2013) The Inkwell Awards, a non-profit organization devoted to educating and promoting the art of inking, invites the public to vote for the industry’s best of the past year. The official public ballot will be available on the Inkwell Awards’  homepage from April 15 through April 30. Voting is open to everyone, whether fans or professional peers. The winners will be announced at the live awards ceremony at Heroes Con in Charlotte, NC June 7-9.