2020 Convention Appearances

The “Newsflash” section at the top of th
is page now lists my confirmed show apps for the year along with the Inkwell Awards unless specified not. The premiere show of the year

is the Ace Comic Con: Northeast- Boston on March 20-22. We previously attended Ace’s first show in 2017 in Long Island, NY and this is their first time at this venue at the

Boston Convention & Exhibition Center (BCEC) which is the same location that FanExpo Boston Comic Con has been setting up the last 3 years. GSCF and Terrificon are annual

supporters of us so that’s automatic every year with much ongoing thanks to promoters Dave O’Hare & Sal Zurzolo and Mitch Hallock, respectively. I hope to attend The Kubert School

scholarship awards ceremony to reward a student the Inkwell’s Dave Simons Inkwell Memorial Scholarship Fund in Dover, NJ. There is a show confirmed that I’m not at

the liberty to announce yet until they do this winter/spring and atentative one or two towards the end of the year. I’ll post any updates here and on my Facebook page.


Hello! It’s been 7 months since I last posted a news article and it wasn’t from being too busy. My site up and wouldn’t allow me access because my server was out of space.

I approached Steven Freivogel, the Inkwell Awards webhost who updated that site, and asked him for help. I called my server and upgraded to the business level of more

space and Steven was able to return my Commissions Gallery(#2) back here after a long absence. I still need to change the info on the first page (#2) to connect the archived

gallery(#1) link to it and my new ComicArtFans gallery (#3) to it. But this Joomla website is a decade or a dozen years old and at it’s full capacity so Steven will be

working with me over the coming Covid-infected months to build an updated site. I will barely update anything here in the meantime, maybe just a news item or

three. With the pandemic there isn’t a need for months to schedule new conventions until 2021. And my commission list status will remain open for the forseeable

future. But at some point in the future this site will be replaced, hopefully archived but at least with the original archived site presently archived. You will certainly

be kept abreast of all deveopments!

My Gallery on temporary(?) hiatus

As I’ve mentioned here in the past, for years now my popular commission gallery has not been updated due to website problems going back to my webmaster who created this site after my original site was going to collapse under the weight of the files there. My second Joomla gallery here (@170+ entries) allowed me to expand from the original (@270+entries), now archived, and link to it, preserving the record of my career commissions and unpublished and try-out work. When I could no longer go in to update it it was in a state of limbo and my webmaster and I had a falling out with me so he was no help. I recently had my gallery chronicler Damon Owens help me launch my personal ComicArtFans gallery as a third location to post my past 70+entries I’d been saving on my desktop. (Just too bad it doesn’t allow urls to link visitors to my archived and current galleries.) After six were posted my website server told me that the gallery section was taking up too much space and it had been scanned and I was told that I had to remove it within a week or risk my site shutting down and possibly not be retreivable. Thus I pulled in my two Inkwell Awards webmasters Rhys & Steven to help tech-ignorant me to save the material but first remove it post-haste. This immediate threat was resolved and this site’s gallery doesn’t exist now. Rhys was going to transfer it on WordPress and use Flickr for the gallery but he told me I’d lose all my archived material including the first 270+ of commission entries. So Original webmaster Tim Aslat is studying my Joomla site in hopes of upgrading all the necessary problem areas and have enough space for my gallery section. So in the meantime, I’m not sure if I’ll continue adding entries to the CAF gallery but hopefully in 2020 I’ll get my limbo gallery returned and have updated it with 70+entries. <crosses fingers>

I’ll be celebrating Batman Day!

Last year my bud Mike Lilly appeared at That’s Entertainment, a legendary comic book specialty shop in Worcester, MA, to sign on the 6th annual Batman Day. I helped him ink the Batman/Catwoman wedding print (colored by David Ocampo) that was given away to the first 100 attendees. But Mike wasn’t able to get me invited to said event. This year he did. So last week I inked a new print image as seen here, also colored by David (who lives in Mexico so he won’t be at this event). I’d attended this store several times over the years and the place is simply magical, like a time capsule comic book store from the late 1970s-1980s. One time I signed there alongside Mike when we were doing Annihilation: Conquest- Quasar with writer Christos Gage who’s family lives nearby. So if you’re in the area please consider dropping in, all the info is on the promo flyer below. I’ll be the annoying, giddy, balding fankid. HA!

FanX Salt Lake Comic Con Fall 2019: The Reprise!

I have the Terrificon to attend in a week and FanExpo Boston Con the weekend after that. But months

ago I was invited to return to the FanX Salt Lake Comic Con Fa犀利士
ll 2019 for September 5-7 but

I couldn’t officially make a statement until today! I, again, will be joining my oft-partner and pal

Sal Velluto from Black Panther, Captain Gravity, Aquaman, JSA, Bloodshot, the Kingstone Bible, the

Phantom and so much more! I had the greatest experience with the Utah community fans and staff so

I’m cheerfully hoping for more of that!

New, upcoming BLACK PANTHER items of note

I noticed in the August for October Previews catalog from Diamond that Marvel is soliciting

2 special projects with the King of Wakanda. The Vistions of Wakanda book will contain

interview material from myself & Sal Velluto and possibly reproduce some artwork by us.

The postcard book might also have some art reproduced by us but we don’t know for sure

and, if so, will be a surprise like it was with the Marvel BP coloring book. Below I’ve posted

the images relased by Marvel and their solictation info. After I see them in the coming months

I’ll be sure to inform on the specifics right here as usual!


Penciled by VARIOUS
Cover by
Meet T’Challa, the Black Panther, and explore his wondrous home of Wakanda in this beautifully

crafted volume! Featuring action-packed artwork from all eras of Panther storytelling —

beginning with his debut in Stan Lee and Jack Kirby’s legendary FANTASTIC FOUR, through his first

stint as a mighty Avenger, to his modern status as a solo-series star! There’s jungle action aplenty

as T’Challa, his closest allies and his fiercest foes star in stunning illustrations by legends such as

Kirby, John Buscema, Rich Buckler, John Byrne, Mark Texeira and John Romita Jr.! Plus: Awesome

covers and pages from the recent blockbuster revolution of Wakanda courtesy of the creative

minds of writer Ta-Nehisi Coates and artistic collaborators Brian Stelfreeze, Chris Sprouse, Daniel

Acuña and more!
352 PGS./All Ages …$29.99
ISBN: 978-1-302-91938-2
Trim size: 8 x 6

Penciled by VARIOUS
Planning a vacation to the technologically advanced African nation of Wakanda? Then you’re

going to need some postcards to mail home to all your jealous friends! This book has all the

cards you’ll need, featuring major moments from Black Panther’s history as illustrated by the

finest talents to ever delineate the adventures of T’Challa, his faithful friends and his bitter

enemies! Whether he’s hanging out with the Fantastic Four, assembling with the Avengers,

stalking the urban jungle of New York City or defending Wakanda as its noble warrior king,

the Black Panther is one of Marvel’s greatest heroes! Wakanda Forever!
84 PGS./All Ages …$19.99
ISBN: 978-1-302-91929-0
Trim size: 4-1/4 x 6


Friendly Neighborhood Comics run by my longtime friend Ernie Pelletier has generously arranged for me to schedule a signing event in his store.

In recent years I’ve been found at his store on Free Comic Book Day in a duel commitment with him early in the day and a commute to

New England Comics: New Bedford for later in the day with my sometimes art partner Mike Lilly. But this year, FCBD was on Saturday

May 4 when I was scheduled at the Undiscovered Realm Comic Con May 4-5. So to make up for that (and to cover some swag I’d ordered there)

Ernie has devoted Saturday July 20 to “Bob Almond Day at FNC” from 11am – 3pm! A first of sorts, I will have all my usual Bob Almond-themed goods

in tow like original signed art, Black Panther trades and prints signed by me and, while suplies last, also by my legendary cohorts Sal Velluto and

Christopher Priest following a couple of shows we attended together, signed comics, other trades and other prints, and I plan to loosely draw up

at least 4 pencil sketches on backer boards to ink at the store upon request for $40 each deposited up front. If I sell all 4 or more and can’t

finish in time at the event I will take them home to finish ahead of my commissions list for a meager shipping expense. Autographs are always

free with me and I only ask if the customer/fan can donate anything to my 501(c)(3) non-profit Inkwell Awards donation box on the table.

Besides my recent Angel Medina drawn and Tom Chu colored Thanos & Mistress Death new print I’d inked, I will be debuting my Art Adams drawn

and Chu colored X-Men: Days of Future Past print I inked. So drop by and take advantage of simultaneous deals from the store itself!

Bob Almond Day

Now that the Great Philadelphia Comic Con!, the new host show to the Inkwell Awards awards ceremony, is now past, I will be focusing on getting caught up on commissions and prepping for more shows. So my commission list is still closed (except for those willing to wait) until I finish up a bunch of Tick wraparound blank covers, 3 “Common Elements” jobs for one regular client, and 2 busy recreations for another. (I’m also waiting for doing a figure in each of 2 jam pieces with the Avengers and the X-men. No assignments to do at the moment from Kingstone Comics nor the anticipated resumption of work from Ravesnake Media. But looking forward to a new Mike Lilly collaboration sometime.

My next show, a new one, is in a week at the Undiscovered Realm Comic Con in White Plains, NY on May 4-5 (first promo design by Andrew Harmon for my Facebook profile pic). The Inkwell Awards will also be in attendance but senior spokesmodel Hailey won’t be able to make it so Kathy Denise taylor will be solo at this event. We will also be adjacent to our friend, the now retired Joe Sinnott (with his body guards Jim Tournas & Mark Sinnott). The show after that will be a return to the Garden State Comic Fest at the venue where we first attended their ice skating rink location in Morristown, NJ on June 29-30. The next two shows won’t be until August with the Terrificon at the Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, CT on 8/9 – 8/11 and the Fan Expo Boston Con 8/16 – 8/18.

Miscellaneous Developments

*ITEM: Kingstone Comics contacted me to ink 17 pages over a Danny Bulanadi Moses story for the Kingstone Bible 2nd edition printing.

So I will have those for sale for anyone interested as my convention schedule commences next month.


*ITEM: Proud to have a True Believer reprint for the 3rd pro job I ever did inking Angel Medina on the cover and interiors back in 1992!

TRUE BELIEVERS: AVENGERS – THANOS & GAMORA #1, Reprinting Warlock & the Infinity Watch #9, PGS. 32/Rated T+ …$1.00 Ships 4/10/19


*ITEM: Sal Velluto & I reunited for a one-page feature in The Liberty Brigade” project as published by Thrilling Nostalgia Comics Group.

The Liberty Brigade is being funded via Kickstarter crowdfunding & it’s written by Michael Finn, recognized by art collectors as the “One Minute

Later” client that has funded me for many commissions. This is his passion project. It consists of stories and twenty one-page original features

with public domain characters and many mainstream creators are involved with it such as George Perez, Alan Davis, Sal Buscema, Kevin

J. West, Doug Braithwaite, Ron Frenz, Mark Buckingham, Jim Cheung, Chris Ivy, Rick Veitch, Ramona Fradon, Mick Gray, Barry Kitsen,

Mike Perkins, Josef Rubinstein, John Totleben, Jim Steranko, Ron Wilson, Mark Morales, Jason Metcalf, Sean Chen, Mike Lilly, Jim Calafiore,

Chris Weston, Ken Lashley, Al Milgrom and so many more! All edited by Mark Waid! Sal&I got the #20 and final origin page entry on the

Scarlet Skull. It’ll be 80+ pages and once I discover a release date/ordering instructions and a price I will post it here!

A “Not Much to Report” Report

Hi! I’ve clearly not had the time to post much for many weeks. After the September shows in Salt Lake City, UT and Utica, NY I’ve been home buried under numerous commissions and I’m awaiting the next Mike Lilly assignment. (Those commissions will eventually wind up posted at a newly created ComicArtFans gallery which will continue from the most receny entry on this site’s Gallery section.) I did make a one day signing appearance at Friendly Neighborhood Comics for their annual Halloween Comic Fest celebration and that went pretty well.I’ve also been struggling to keep up on duties for my Inkwell non-profit, as well as my health. I did finally get confirmed some convention appearances for 2019 and the first two are listed above in the NewsFlash. The big news there is that The Great Philadelphia Comic Con! will be our new host show now, not the East Coast Comicon as previously reported after ending our 8 year relationship with HeroesCon. So it might be a light year of locations for our annual tour so far (others being Terrificon and Fan Expo Boston Con in August and Granite State Comicon in September) but more might be added, and the few we have we’ll make the most of.