04 Jul 2012

(L-R) Haley Greenleaf as the hostess Ms. Inkwell, Bob McLeod as Keynote Guest Speaker and Bob Almond as the ceremony host

Columnist/reporter Michael Dunne of First Comics News has reported on one challenge highlight of Bob Almond’s ceremony speech at the 2012 Heroes Con Inkwell Awards award ceremony from June 23. That message was the following:

“And by the way, while I don’t want to be ‘that guy’ who presumes to know better and tell others how to do their job better, with all due respect intended, speaking on behalf of the ink artists of our community, I’d like to put out a request to the prestigious Eisner Awards, our industry’s comparable Academy Awards: would you please consider returning the Best Inker category to your annual ballot, please? By removing it, for reasons of supposed lack of clarity of what it is we do, you do us a disservice and disrespect combining us to a category titled “Best Penciller/Inker or Penciller/Inker Team” which removes the distinction of our specialty and comes across like we’re unworthy of a category. Can we get enough grass root support from our community to actually effect change for the better? Perhaps we can work with them on this…I’m certainly offering.”

For the full video of the awards ceremony in it’s entirety please check back to this site as it will be posted here in the near future.