25 Jul 2023

(FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: New Bedford, MA/USA-July 24, 2023) On July 20th on Inkwell Awards founder & director Bob Almond’s facebook feed he announced that the spring 2023 educational and fundraising event the Joe Sinnott Legacy Inking Challenge featuring Alex Saviuk had some as of yet unsold pages of inks over blueline pencil original art and that they’d be available for sale at a discount at the Terrificon show July 28-30 at tables R1-R2 in artists alley. “There were over 50 pieces done up over the spring by vet mainstream professionals, indie/small press pros and a few non-pros learning how to ink by experience that were auctioned off on eBay but after relisting the remainder pages we were still left with 17 and now 14 pages. So I thought a different venue might help with no shipping or bidding involved, first come first serve. Plus Alex will be in attendance in case anyone wants to take a pic with him and the page purchased.” The 14 pages are inked by Rusty Gilligan, Marc Rubino, Jeff Austin, Guy Dorian Sr., Edward Murr, Victor Moya, Criss Madd, J.E. Lozano, Mark Pennington, Luis Rivera, Matt Santorelli, Bob Smith, Mark Stegbauer and Larry Welch. Prices range from only $25 to up to $45 and anyone interested to buy but cannot attend can email Bob at dmralmond@gmail.com If any pages are remaining post-show they will be available at the same prices but with shipping added.

Joe Sinnott was featured in eight Inking Challenge events named after him until he retired some months before his passing. In 2021, frequent Marvel art collaborator of Joe’s, Ron Frenz, was featured in the Joe Sinnott Tribute Inking Challenge with Thor a year after his death in tribute.

Then Alex Saviuk, whom Joe inked for years on the Amazing Spider-man Sunday comic strip series, agreed to be featured for the first Legacy Challenge. The artists for this event are decided by Bob and Joe’s son Mark Sinnott annually. It is a bit different from the spin-off event, the Sinnott Inking Challenge Spotlight.

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. This year they celebrate their 15th anniversary.
25 Jul 2023

Bob Almond here! Sorry I’m late to the newsroom due to my recent/current nutty, no pun intended, work schedule. Our Inkwell Kickstarter campaign organizer Richard Boom ran this article below on his Comics for Sinners site so since that is his wheelhouse way more than mine we are running his announcement to bring people up to speed. It looks like we are finally getting a hardcover edition thanks to the success of the campaign so far, something I dreamt about back in the early 20 teens, but I didn’t see happening due to the expenses and time used up for books that barely got attention or barely sold for education and/or fundraising purposes. It was Billy Tucci who constantly suggested using Kickstarter and then when later Richard joined the team as senior contributor and press coordinator he offered to make it happen because he had been involved in and run dozens of successful campaigns. I got to give him his props for a job well done! More in the future? We’ll see. It’s been brought up so just a matter of riding out this campaign until fulfillment and completion and assess what’s next. Thanks to everyone for their support! ~B

Published on July 18th, 2023 | by Richard Boom

Non-profit, all-out amazing 160 pgs good/bad girl pinup art gallery hardcover showcasing our spokesmodel in various fantasy poses.

In 2016, Bob Almond’s personal pet project became a physical reality! Unlike the Inking Challenge books which target both education on inking and act as a fundraiser, this ‘Good Girl / BAD Girl Art’ Gallery book is strictly for fundraising. That full color 120-page book with cover art by Bill Sienkiewicz examined the creation and history of the non-profit Inkwell Awards’ sexy spokesmodel since her debut in 2010. It reproduced past covers, collected Ms. Inkwell artist donations, and in the gallery 32 B&W and color interpretations including comments from several of the contributors. Plus, the live spokesmodel photo rollcall of ladies in black and their show stats.

Featuring the Ms. Inkwell Gallery artwork of: Bill Sienkiewicz, Alex Saviuk, Howard Chaykin, Philip Moy, Louis Small Jr., Michael Netzer, Mike Pascale, Neil Vokes, Tommy Castillo, Trevor von Eeden, Joe Sinnott, Elias Chatzoudis, Mark Texeira, Randy Green, Scott Hanna, Mike McKone, Billy Tucci, Mike Lilly, Dan Panosian, Buzz and many more!

Now in 2023, the MS INKWELL GALLERY BOOK will undergo an upgrade, with YOUR help, coming in at a whopping 40 pgs extra, totalling 160 pgs in total!!

With new contributions by Eric Basaldua, Monte M. Moore, Mark Beachum, Yonami Teles,Vinz el Tabanas, Ian Churchill, Silvano Beltramo, Markus von Renthe-Fink, Chiara Di Francia, Jorin Evers, Alfredo Reyes, Andrew Pepoy, Dan Parent, Sean Mendoza, Randy Green & Laura Martin, Roberto Dal Santo, Michelle Delecki, Ken Hunt, Vince Rodrigues and Bill Sienkiewicz.….

With a special foreword by industry legend Jimmy Palmiotti!!!

Come join at https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/inkwellawards/ms-inkwell-gallery-book

A brief sampling of new interpretations of Ms. India Wells by Ian Churchill, Eric “eBas” Basuldua, Yonami Paulo Teles, Chiara di Francia, Vinz el Tabanas, Monte Moore & Jorin Evers