Post by bobalmond on Sept 16, 2008 17:07:50 GMT -5
Another resource I wanted to add to this venue was a listing of all press and fan coverage of the Inkwell Awards. I started such a list at my own site at www.almondink.com/inkwellawards.html which was linked to from our own site's press page. But I found that with deadlines and everything else it was a lot of work keeping that page updated, let alone other sections of my personal site like news&previews, art for sale, etc. So by continuing that plan here will make things a lot easier...not only for me updating, but it allows any members to drop links to venues that they discover that has any coverage or shows support of us whether they be message board threads, blog entries, or simply links to the site. Please also post the date of the entry if available as we may discover some entries long after they were posted so well be able to differentiate new from old coverage. The link above lists all initial coverage of us getting started up until 5/31/08. Then I will soon post several links that I collected over the following weeks covering our award results from this summer. From there it's a work in progress and nice resource for all.
Thanks for your time and effort on behalf of the Inkwell Awards. Sincerely, Bob Almond
Last Friday, 2/13/09, we were plugged at the Secret Identity Podcast site at: www.secretidentitypodcast.com/ Sadly they don't archive their items so I don't have a direct link but here's a copy/paste of it:
2-13-09: Inkwell Awards Update
The Inkwell Awards 2009 are coming! Behind the show appearances and fundraising activities, Bob Almond is the ambassador of ‘the inker’. Other than being one of the best inkrs in the business, Bob wanted the Secret Identity family to know how they can get involved. Take it away Bob!
“We have on hand almost 30 fantastic items that will be posted in our WAVE 3 2009 eBay auctions by Committee Member and auction guru Bob Shaw this Friday with Dark Reign sketch covers and sketch cards by Jim Starlin, Peter Laird, Ken Branch, Dave Simons, Jimmy Palmiotti, Kevin Nowlan, Joe Sinnott, Bob McLeod, Phillip Tan, Craig Rousseau, Rob Reilly, Andrew Pepoy, Ed Coutts, Jim Calafiore, Steve Mannion, Steve Lavigne, Mark Texeira, Christopher Jones, Alan Kupperberg, Warren Martineck, and Walt Simonson!
Our 2009 Donation Drive Sketchbooks which debuted at NYCC and will be available at The Boston Comic Book & Toy Spectacular on March 8 and The Boston Comic Con on April 4 & 5 (and later online and at the IA site) are signed by several contributing artists such as Joe Sinnott, Mike Lilly, Alex Saviuk, Craig Rousseau, Michael Dooney, Khoi Pham, Tom Raney, Brian Kong, Mike McKone, Tommy Castillo, Hannibal King, Scott Wegener, and myself, all free with a donation for only $10 while supplies last!!!!! This month, we're selecting a Nominating Committee and revising our categories for a new ballot which will honor the fan and community favorite inkers from 2008 material.
And there's more: in Comics Buyer's Guide # 1652 (cover dated April, but I just got it in the mail) Andrew Smith aka Captain Comics from his "Dear Captain" feature plugs us in his final paragraph on page 33 after posting an email I sent him in regards to another topic he wrote about several weeks ago.
Geez, I can't wait until we do our promotional press push around May;-)
And the boys at the Secret Identity Podcast site are at it again...this time playing the audio to an interview Matt did with me at the recent NYCC (@52 minutes, 40 secs in): secretidentity.podOmatic.com/entry/eg/2009-02-17T15_27_22-08_00 "inking’s greatest ambassador"?...I'm gonna have to use that in my signature;-) ~B~
NYCC 2009 Headlines: Eaglesham signs exclusive with Marvel; Blackest Night #0 available for Free Comic Book Day; Marvel putting motion comics on iTunes; Marv Wolfman joins DC Universe Online; G-Man signs with Image; Eliopolous to write Lockjaw and the Pet Avengers; Dr. Who going monthly in July from IDW
Boob Tube / Big Screen Blitzkrieg: Hulk Vs.; Battlestar Galactica; Friday the 13th Part 2; 24; My Name is Bruce
Saturday Morning Special: Gumby
New Releases: Comics; DVD; Games
Creator Spotlight: Bob Almond Matt sits down with inking’s greatest ambassador to discuss the 2009 Inkwell Awards. For more information, head over to www.inkwellawards.com.
Our unofficial West coast affiliate partner, Steve Morger and his Super-Con in San Jose, CA has plugged us in their blog and posted our banner link at their site's Homepage and Programming page. And there's a plan in the works for their Annual Inking Panel that will assist us- more details later.