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AQUAMAN: THE WATER-

BEARER TP NEW EDITION

(Collects Aquaman 1-6

& Aquaman Secret Files)

Writer: Rick Veitch

Pencils by Sal Velluto, etc.

Inks: Bob Almond, etc.

DC Comics/200pp/

$19.99/Ships 1/3/18

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THE TICK#1 NEC CON-

VENTION EXCLUSIVE

(sold @ NEC stores)

THE TICK#1 NEC ASH-

CAN EDITION

(due to lateness of the

issue to debut at the

2017 Boston Con this

b&w ashcan was re-

leased instead @ the 

venue,limited to 75

copies)

Cover pencils:Mike Lilly

Cover inks:Bob Almond

Cover color: David

Ocampo

New England Comics/

32pp/$7.99

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HEROES FOR HIRE BY

ABNETT & LANNING:

THE COMPLETE COL-

LECTION TPB

(collects H4H#1-12, 

Spider-Island: H4H,

Villains For Hire#0.1)

Writers:Abnett & Lanning

Pencils:Kyle Hotz, others

Inks:Bob Almond, others

Marvel Comics/416pp./

$34.99/Ships 8/16/17

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GARGALY3KV3TPB

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY

CLASSIC: IN THE YEAR 3000

VOL.3 TPB

(collects GotG Annual 4,etc.)

Writers:M.Gallagher,others

Pencilers:Kevin West,others

Inkers:Bob Almond,others

Marvel Comics/352pp/

$34.99/Ships 4/12/17

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BLACK PANTHER: WORLD

OF WAKANDA#6

variant cover: Sal Velluto

& Bob Almond

Marvel Comics/32pp/

$3.99/Ships 4/19/17

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KBV2 Hardcover large

KINGSTONE BIBLE V.2 HC

Writers: Art Ayris, others

Pencilers:Kyle Hotz,others

Inkers:Bob Almond,others

Kingstone Media/672pp/

$24.99/Shipped 10/18/16

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KBV3 Hardcover large

KINGSTONE BIBLE V.3 HC

Writers: Art Ayris, others

Pencilers:Kyle Hotz,R.Bonk

   & others

Inkers:Bob Almond,others

Kingstone Media/704pp/

$24.99/Shipped 10/18/16

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Finally back from the Negative Zone!!! Print E-mail
Written by Bob Almond   
Sunday, 03 June 2012 14:38

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.

Last Updated on Sunday, 03 June 2012 14:54
 
The 2012 Inkwell Awards Ballot Goes Live at Midnight!!! Print E-mail
Written by Bob Almond   
Monday, 30 April 2012 16:06

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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!

 

Last Updated on Sunday, 03 June 2012 14:25
 
FREE COMIC BOOK DAY 2012! Print E-mail
Written by Bob Almond   
Monday, 30 April 2012 15:58

This year I was invited to my pal Ernie's Friendly Neighborhood Comics store for the annual FCBD (Free Comic Book Day) festivities on Saturday May 5th (I'll be seeing THE AVENGERS on opening day Friday). I've signed at Ernie's store before (it's in Bellingham, MA, about 50 minutes from me) and I recommend the venue highly if you're looking for a service-focused business with a family theme, community support and interaction, and product diversity.  I'll be signing from at least 9am to noon.  I would've posted this sooner here but Ernie hasn't gotten around to plugging it at his own site/blog yet so I decided to get the ball rolling.  Maybe I'll see you there or at The Southcoast Toy & Comic Show the next day in Fairhaven, MA (see last news article).

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Last Updated on Sunday, 03 June 2012 14:25
 
CONVENTIONS 2012 Print E-mail
Written by Bob Almond   
Thursday, 16 February 2012 18:08
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For those interested, I will be attending Pittsburgh Comicon on April 20-22 and Heroes Con on June 22-24.  I have also just committed to going to the Southcoast Toy & Comic Show on May 5 and my first appearance at the Rhode Island Comic Con on November 3-4.  Please keep in mind that this is all subject to change and cancellation depending on possible family health emergencies and I will certainly keep you posted with updates here.
Last Updated on Thursday, 16 February 2012 18:18
 
My own category! Print E-mail
Written by Bob Almond   
Tuesday, 31 January 2012 19:01

Friend and prolific art commission client Michael Rankins annually posts his "Comic Art Friday: Best of..." awards in his Swanshadow blog where he chooses his favorite jobs that fall under his regular themed pieces.  I have been fortunate and honored to win these in the past (posted in various news articles here or in my archived site).  But I missed the 2011 edition (Dec. 30) altogether where he created my own category! ("Favorite Performance by the King of Inking").  The 'Common Elements' job with the two Valkyries took the award this year with my inks over Val Semeiks which you can see in my gallery and I am utterly flattered.

Thanks, Mike!

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Rest in Peace, Al Rio Print E-mail
Written by Bob Almond   
Tuesday, 31 January 2012 18:40

I didn't know Al Rio personally but I have inked 6 commissions over this very talented and impressive artist over the years for different clients.  His work was inspiring and I was honored to take part in the process. As my friend and prolific client Michael Rankins stated on his Facebook page:"Sad, sad, sad. Our first commission together, Bob, was an Al Rio. Our most-recent--our 46th--also an Al Rio. I'm so sad to think that we've exhausted our supply of Al's work, there won't ever be any more new ones.  He was such a brilliant artist"

 

Here's the first press release where I read about it and here's an article by David Campiti on Al.

 

My condolences to Al's family and loved ones during this difficult time.  Also to Terry Maltos, his longtime friend and art rep.  You can find examples of our collaboration in my gallery starting with his most-recent job I did of Isis (but you'll need to go back into the gallery archives to see the others).

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 31 January 2012 18:46
 
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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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