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BLACK PANTHER BY 

CHRISTOPHER PRIEST: THE

COMPLETE COLLECTION V2

(collects Black Panther

#18-35, Deadpool#44)

Writer:Christopher Priest

Pencilers:Sal Velluto,others

Inkers:Bob Almond,others

Marvel Comics/448pp/

$34.99/ Ships 12/22/2015

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INFWARAFTERTPB COV1

INFINITY WAR AFTERMATH

(reprints Warlock & the

Infinity Watch#11-17 and

several related stories)

Writers: Jim Starlin,others

Pencilers: Angel Medina,

Tom Grindberg, others)

Inkers: Bob Almond,others

Marvel Comics/368pp/

$39.99/ Ships 10/27/2015

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 Black Panther Vol 3 1

BLACK PANTHER BY

CHRISTOPHER PRIEST: THE

COMPLETE COLLECTION V1

(collects Black Panther 1-17)

**not actual cover**

 

Writer:Christopher Priest

 

Pencilers:Sal Velluto,others

 

Inkers:Bob Almond,others

 

Marvel Comics/416pp/

 

$34.99/ Ships 8/25/2015

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ANNIHILATION CONQUEST OMNIBUS HC

ANNIHILATION CONQUEST

OMNIBUS HC (reprints 

Annihilation: Conquest-

Quasar#1-4 and several

related series)

Writers:Christos Gage,etc.

Pencilers:Mike Lilly,others

Inkers:Bob Almond,others

Marvel Comics/872pp/

$125/ Ships 6/2/2015

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SKETCH#42: THE FINAL INKBLOTS! Print E-mail
Written by Bob Almond   
Monday, 08 July 2013 15:40

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With mixed feelings I can announce that my longtime association with Sketch Magazine is seemingly over now after 13 printed 'Inkblots' columns for issues 30-40 and now 42, my final printed one for the publisher Blue Line Pro (5 later columns were posted online at FirstComicsNews, 2 originally intended for the magazine here and here, so I've done 18 in all). The great benefits from the arrangment, initiated by editor, artist and pal Bill Nichols, allowed me to add the position of columnist to my resume and also gave me a format to 'create' The Inkwell Awards concept in issue 35. Unfortunately, there were regrets along the way. My column article names were usually altered, sometimes the wrong titles for the actual feature. Attached files weren't always used. A two-part column was printed out of order with part two first...it took two issues for them to print both parts together to make ammends, minus files. And scheduling was really behind. It took months to years to get particular issues shipped.  One reason for this was due to some personal trauma in Bill's case, leading to him to drop out as editor, placing John Wilson in charge but only for an issue, and then Bill returned. There might have also been some confusion turmoil behind the scenes with the publisher and staff (my emails were not always replied to and if they were, I wasn't feeling the love). Anyway, I don't recall if that's why my column was skipped for issue 41.  But readers didn't realize that many of the articles were submitted years before they saw print as I wrote up several of them in 2006-7. The most disappointing aspect of this relationship was that I only got cover hype on issues 30-32 and 39 even though I was the only regular columnist they had which felt like a snub. And the last issue not only changed my title again but the magazine didn't even lable my column as 'Inkblots', only  the generic 'Inking'.  It's like they forgot I'd been in ten consecutive issues with that label.

 

485095 10151250950457390 323640634 nSo I may not get paid for typing up articles for Rik Offenberger at FCN, but at least I have full control there. Sadly, between personal issues, work assignments and obligations with running my Inkwell Awards, I haven't been able to post anything new there for some time.  But I intend to once I have a window because I still had other topics in mind while working for BlueLinePro.  Another plus from this experience is that early on I asked Bill if I could use my columns anywhere else after they debuted in the magazine and he said yes. My hope is that should time ever allow, I would love the compile all of the articles from both Sketch and FCN in order and make all the necessary edits so that they appear as original intended with proper titles and images.  This book would then be sold via the Inkwell Awards so that all sales would go to my official not-for-profit charity.  That way maybe some worthwhile and longterm good would come from this history.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 10 July 2013 16:12
 
2013 Assignment Schedule Update Print E-mail
Written by Bob Almond   
Monday, 17 June 2013 14:33

931203 616438015035673 677235762 nDue to scheduling circumstances, I am no longer working with pal Geof Isherwood on Heroes of the North's Green Force One: Tsunami series and only inked two issues out of three. Once I am aware that the series is posted online and later collected I will announce that here.

 

I am finishing up a short 3 page Hellena story for Ian Nichols of Fat Cat Funnies over his pencils. I will also post any info of that when I am privvy to it.

 

249130 223072551038890 6251777 nAnd I have been hired to work for RS Media, LLC but I cannot disclose the details of the project under a non-disclosure clause.  It is, however, intended to be a 4-issue digital series to be collected as a trade down the road....this is apparently becoming a popular business model these days;-)  I will also keep you abreast of that project once I can. But the good news is that 2013 has turned into a productive year for me and I have work lined up until 2014!  More to follow....

 

Last Updated on Wednesday, 10 July 2013 16:14
 
2013 Inkwell Awards winners announced Print E-mail
Written by Bob Almond   
Monday, 17 June 2013 14:10

21For those of you who still haven't seen the results article. Thanks

a lot for voting!

 

Last Updated on Wednesday, 10 July 2013 16:15
 
Pittsburgh Con cancellation Print E-mail
Written by Bob Almond   
Saturday, 11 May 2013 13:08

pittFor those who have been used to me being a staple of the Pittsburgh Comicon since 2003, with deep regret I'm sorry to announce that I will not be attending this year's show on September 27-29 due to financial issues.  I will miss seing my friends there.

 

Last Updated on Wednesday, 10 July 2013 16:15
 
Bob's accepting inking commissions again! Print E-mail
Written by Bob Almond   
Thursday, 25 April 2013 14:24

I was informed today of an unexpected delay in my work schedule by a few more weeks...looks like a rare opportunity for my inking commission schedule to be wide upon now while time lasts! (I didn't expect CAF to post about it;-))

If interested you can contact me  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  and send me a scan of your art so I can submit a quote.

Last Updated on Thursday, 02 May 2013 11:19
 
Introducing: We Win Con Print E-mail
Written by Bob Almond   
Saturday, 20 April 2013 16:07

400597 484769614906118 233201205 nI want to help spread the word for my friend Enrica Jang of Red Stylo Media who has formed We Win Con, a non-profit organization set up to help the artists who took a financial hit due to the cancellation of the Boston Con this weekend due to the threat of the Boston Marathon Bomber. Below is their statement:

The details:
We Win Con is helping independent artists and fans who lost money and opportunities from the postponement of the Boston Comic Convention to be able to recoup a little of what they spent.

Artists who are out cash, travel and most importantly SALES this weekend can be featured in an online convention at wewincon.org. We're also helping raise funds for charity in the process.

To help artists recover some costs so they can get through 'til BCC is back, visit http://wewincon.org/

Our goals:
Bringing fans to the artists since artists couldn't get to the fans.
Gas Card Drive to reimburse artists that drove to Boston and had to turn back.
charitable giving for the organizations who were set to receive donations from the show.

Artists will get a FREE featured post, complete with links to their own online stores. Those without stores, Red Stylo Media is donating online space in their store to help promote sales. Any interested artist can email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


http://wewincon.org
facebook.com/wewincon
@wewincon on twitter

 

Last Updated on Wednesday, 10 July 2013 16:16
 
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Avengers: Supreme Justice tpb (April '01)
Original wraparound cover design. Pencils: George Perez, Inks: Thor & Wasp- Bob Almond, Ant-Man & Iron Man- Norman Lee, Scarlet Witch- Scott Hanna, Cap- Tim Townsend, Colors: Tom Smith

Cover art for Black Panther #43. Originally intended as the cover for The Comic Reader Magazine, now defunct. Pencils: Sal Velluto, Inks: Bob Almond, Colors: Tom Smith.

Heroes Con, June 9th 2001. (Clockwise) Bob, Mike Avon Oeming, Norman Lee, and Tom Smith. Photo by Mark Bagley.

Detail from the cover of Black Panther #28. Pencils & inks by Sal Velluto.  Loose visual/symbolic representation of the creative team:  Left to right: Pasquale (Lino) Viapiano (ink assistant), Bob, Sal Velluto, Tom Brevoort, Mark Sumerak, Priest, and Tom Smith (cover colorist).

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