Sorry about the lack of news items lately but I’ve been buried under jobs, commissions, shows and always unexpected miscellaneous crises along the way. So while it’s late on the calendar I wanted to remind folks that I’ll be attending the Terrificon at the Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, CT on July 28-30 for the 7th appearance I’ll be making there alongside my Inkwell Awards senior spokesmodel Hailey, Michael J. Prast and new volunteer Hailey’s brother to assist her on the artists alley floor. And this year there’s a rare occurrence: my longtime friend & partner Sal Velluto will be under the same roof! I’ll mention briefly the other developments as bullet notes:
  • After Terrificon I’ll be attending my 3rd appearance with oft-partner Mike Lilly at That’s Entertainment in Worcester, MA for Batman Day on September 16! There’s usually a free print by us for the first 100 attendees and I ink Mike’s sketches for hours. We also have limited items that we can fit on our table for purchase for those inclined to do that. Much kind thanks to manager Sorana Gatej for the annual invites!

    • I’d hoped after some health issues the last 2 years that I’d be able to return to the FanX Salt Lake Comic Con after my impressive experiences alongside local Utah native Sal Velluto in 2018 & 2019 (no 2020 due to Covid). But they have a new person at the helm choosing artists alley guests and it appears Sal & I will not be among them. So no more shows/signing for the year after September 16. But that ok since I’m wrapping up a secret project, working for Michael Finn at Thrilling Nostalgia via Kickstarter, working on the Monster Hunter Herkules with Lilly for John Kanakry’s A Kid and a Comic retro paper (with Power Comics) and a few commissions and odds-n-ends. (A Kid and a Comic is also donating some of it’s income to help raise funds for my non-profit Inkwell Awards.)

EXCLUSIVE Sal Velluto/Bob Almond commission offer

The following was posted on Bob’s Facebook feed 7/8/23:

“TERRIFICON UPDATE: I am now accepting advance requests for a limited amount of commissions with my long-time art partner, Sal Velluto. You can reserve your piece and have it delivered at our appearance at TerrifiCon ™ – Connecticut’s Terrific Comic Con at Mohegan Sun in 3 weeks (July 28-30)!!! Please email me at dmralmond@gmail.com for a spot and your request and I will inform you about payment and related details! Our shared attendance at a show is a rare occurrence so ACT NOW!!!

****CLARIFICATION: these are only valid now, in advance before Terrificon where the completed pieces can be picked up. This offer is not for commissions at the show.”