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8-8-10: Inkwell Award 2010 Updates - Time To Vote!
For the third successive year the Inkwell Awards will post their ballot for voting online on their website on August 15 until one month later on September 15. Anyone can vote whether they be a fan or an industry professional.
As previously reported, the 2010 Nomination Committee made up of various respected industry professionals, was chosen last fall/winter and they voted on nominees for the ballot this past spring. Previously the ballot had been posted during the spring and then the summer, respectively, but this year, in order to coordinate the voting period to precede the live awards ceremony that takes place in October, they had to adjust their schedule. The ceremony will be sponsored by Wizard Entertainment and take place at Wizardworld: New England (Boston) at the Hynes Convention Center on the weekend of October 15-17 (http://www.wizardworld.com/home-newengland.html). It will be emceed by IA founder Bob Almond and the organization's Hall of Fame namesake, Joltin' Joe Sinnott, will preside as keynote speaker, and a question and answer session will take place with the award winners. Other IA committee members and ambassadors will be in attendance and spokesperson Ms. Inkwell, as played by model Chrissy Cutler, will also be appearing at the event.
Also, the Inkwell Awards wants to welcome aboard artists Mike McKone (Avengers Academy, Teen Titans), Sal Velluto (The Phantom, Black Panther), and Trevor Von Eeden (The Original Johnson, Black Lightning) as new ambassadors for the non-profit organization to help support and promote it's mission. They join previous ambassadors editor Mike Marts and artists Adam Hughes, Ethan Van Sciver and Mark Brooks. IA founder Bob Almond said "Having these respected creative forces on the front lines is a huge deal for us as their names augment us in the areas of credibility, exposure, and fund raising. While all are notable pencillers, they recognize and appreciate the importance of quality comic book inking and they themselves have inked much of their own work."
The Inkwell Awards (www.inkwellawards.com) is a non-profit organization whose mission is to promote an educate about the craft of comic book inking and to annually recognize and award the ink artists and their work. Now in their third year, the organization is overseen by a number of industry professionals such as founder & director Bob Almond, Daniel Best, Jimmy Tournas, Bob Shaw, Nathan Massengill who make up the IA core committee. They sponsor the Dave Simons Inkwell Memorial Scholarship Fund for the JoeKubertSchool of Cartoon & Graphic Art and host the Joe Sinnott Hall of Fame Award. 2010 Voting will take place at the website on August 15-September 15 and their first live awards ceremony will be sponsored by Wizard Entertainment and take place at Wizardworld: New England (Boston) at the HynesConvention Center on the weekend of October 15-17.
David Galanter at Comicboards (http://www.comicboards.com/) has again posted our link for voting support for the 3rd time on his 68 comic and tv boards, one example being the Black Panther board I was known to frequent for years (and still drop in on occasionally) www.comicboards.com/blackpanther/
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8-18-10: Inkwell Awards Voting Is Underway!!
The 2010 Inwell Awards voting has begun! From now until September 15th, you can head over to www.inkwellawards.com and vote to recognize the work of inkers in six different categories. Once the voting period has closed, the winners will be announced, and an awards ceremony will be sponsored by Wizard Entertainment and take place at Wizardworld: New England (Boston) at the Hynes Convention Center on the weekend of October 15-17 (http://www.wizardworld.com/home-newengland.html).
Here are this year's categories and nominees:
Favorite Inker: favorite inker over the pencil work of another artist from '09 cover-dated interior comic book material *Christian Alamy (Green Lantern, Final Crisis) *Oclair Albert (Blackest Night) *Mark Morales (Thor, Mighty Avengers, Dark Reign: The List, Wolverine) *Jon Sibal (Superman: Secret Origin, Supergirl, Dark Avengers/X-men: Utopia)
Most-adaptable: showing exceptional ink style versatility over other pencil artists in '09 cover-dated interior comic book material *Scott Hanna (War of Kings: Ascension, Dark Reign: Hawkeye, Nova, Thunderbolts, R.E.B.E.L.S.) *Victor Olazaba (Avengers: The Initiative, Guardians of the Galaxy) *Andy Owens (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Trinity, Strange Adventures, Batman Confidential, Red Circle) *Dan Parsons (Star Wars: Legacy, Star Wars: Clone Wars)
Props award: inker deserving of more attention for their work over other pencilers from '09 cover-dated interior comic book material *Christian Alamy (Green Lantern, Final Crisis) *Rebecca Buchman (Green Lantern Corps) *Jonathan Glapion (Batman & Robin, Green Lantern) *Jackson (Butch) Guice (Captain America, Cap: Reborn)
The S.P.A.M.I: for favorite Small Press And Mainstream-Independent '09 cover-dated interior comic book ink work over another pencil artist (Non-Marvel or DC work) *Todd McFarlane (Haunt) *Andy Owens (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Trinity, Red Circle) *Dan Parsons (Star Wars: Legacy, Star Wars: Clone Wars) *Cliff Rathburn (Invincible, Walking Dead)
All-in-one award: for favorite artist known for inking his/ her own pencil work in '09 cover-dated interior comic book material Amanda Conner (Powergirl) *Peter Krause (Irredeemable) *Tim Vigil (Frank Frazetta's Dark Kingdom) *J.H. Williams (Detective Comics)
JOE SINNOTT AWARD (a hall of fame designation for an inking career of outstanding accomplishment in comic books (lifetime achievement, 25-years minimum- two winners chosen annually) *Murphy Anderson *Dick Ayers *John Beatty *Ernie Chan *Frank Giacoia *Klaus Janson *Bob McLeod *Kevin Nowlan *Tom Palmer *Al Williamson *Wally Wood