Just an FYI that this year’s ballot for the Inkwell Awards will be active from midnight tonight May 1st until Tuesday May 15 at the Inkwell Awards site homepage as usual. Voting is open to all so please spread the word as you only have 2 weeks (down from the traditional one month) to show love to your favorite ink artists! The Results will be announced at the live Heroes Con award ceremony in June (more on that to be announced later). Thank you to all our supporters!
To my fans/visitors: I’m so sorry about the site being down for, what 2 or 3 weeks? Seemed like an eternity to me as it happened right after my computer hard drive died…I was not having a good month (in fact my email account is still not functioning properly). My webhost buddy Rich Lane was able to finally figure things out and save the day for me today (and my sanity). Much sincere thanks, Rich!
Yes, I know, I have some updating to do. I have a commission to add to the Gallery and I just realized that my Store section is very outdated. But this month I need to prepare for the big, annual Heroes Con in less than 3 weeks and the related Inkwell Awards ceremony plus catch up on several commissions. If you want to commission me, please expect that there is a waitting time now of anywhere between 2-5 months or so. To secure a spot on the list you will need to send me the commission and pay at least a 50% deposit where normally it’d be 100% but I don’t feel comfortable doing that at this point. To all of my clients: it’s been a challenging year to say the least and I am grateful to you generous patience and understanding.
Bob is the inking half of the Sal Velluto art team collaboration on such projects as Marvel’s critically-acclaimed BLACK PANTHER,’99-’02 leading to a 2003 Comicboards “Ooks” Award for “Best Inker” & two “Squiddies” awards for “Best Inker” (2001 along with “Best Creative Team” win and 2002 tied with Mark Farmer and tied for “Best Multi-Part Story”), and many other projects with Sal since 1997 and other artists at Marvel, DC, Acclaim, Malibu, Penny-Farthing Press, Power Comics, IDW, Kingstone, Thrilling Nostalgia Comics, Harris Comics, Topps, Wildstorm, New England Comics, Valiant and several others. While he’s been primarily an ink artist he’s also been a columnist for Sketch magazine and First Comics News. Bob’s a comic book collector and unofficial historian who has acted as a “Master of the Obscure” at the Marvel Appendix site, been a longtime member of the “Jarvis Heads” and a “group expert” at Facebook groups. He’s the founder/director of the official non-profit Inkwell Awards and advocate since 2008. Bob has been credited with “Special Thanks” along with his “Storyteller” colleagues Christopher Priest & Sal Velluto in the record-breaking film BLACK PANTHER (2018) and BLACK PANTHER: WAKANDA FOREVER (2022).
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