Inkwell Awards to Feature Special Appearance by Jim Steranko at HeroesCon 2016

June 14, 2016 by  
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Press Release:

A Special Appearance by Jim Steranko to Highlight the 2016 Inkwell Awards Ceremony at Heroes Con

(New Bedford, MA/USA—June 10, 2016) Results from the 9th annual Inkwell Awards will be presented at the inking advocacy group’s 6th live awards ceremony this June 17-19 at Heroes Con in Charlotte, NC.  Eisner Hall of Fame award-winning creator Jim Steranko will be making a special appearance at the event.

“Graphic artist, comic book writer/artist, historian, magician, editor, publisher and film production illustrator….Jim is a modern Renaissance Man, globally recognized and respected in the sequential art medium for his epics and innovations in the field” said Bob Almond, the non-profit organization’s founder and director.  “Having a legendary icon like him speaking on behalf of ink artists and the art form of inking is an immense honor.”

The Inkwells have five categories: Favorite Inker, the “Props” award for under-recognized professionals, the S.P.A.M.I., for Small Press And Mainstream-Independent work, Most-Adaptable Inker and the “All-in-One” for the artist who inks his/her own pencil art. Thousands of voters visited and voted from April 15-30 at the group’s website to show their support.

The awards ceremony is scheduled for Friday (not Saturday as in the past),June 17, 5:00 PM at the Charlotte Convention Center in room 209-210. In addition to Steranko, other speakers include host and presenter Almond, hostess Holly Black as spokesmodel Ms. Inkwell, legendary creator Mike Grell and award-winning author (and Inkwell special ambassador), J. David Spurlock. Announced with the award-winners will be the two recipients of the annual Joe Sinnott Hall of Fame Award and the second recipient of the Special Recognition Award.

Other attendees include Inkwell ambassadors Laura Martin and Mike McKone, plus contributor Enrica Jang. As an added bonus, the first 20 non-member attendees will receive a raffle ticket for an automatic door prize. After the event, every ticket holder will win a prize as explained at the ceremony.

Almond added, “Last year, with the change of day and the door prizes offered, we had our record-best attendance ever. We plan to repeat that winning combination, especially with Steranko’s appearance.”

The Inkwells will be set up in Artists Alley at table AA-521, offering for donations their new, fifth annual Joe Sinnott Inking Challenge book and plenty of other Inkwells merchandise to help raise much-needed funds. “We’re immensely grateful to promoter Shelton Drum and the Heroes Con staff for supporting the community and giving fans an opportunity to learn more about and appreciate this often overlooked industry craft.”

The Inkwell Awards (www.inkwellawards.com) is an official 501(c)3 non-profit organization whose mission is to educate the public and promote the art form of comic-book inking, as well as annually recognize the best ink artists and their work. Now in its ninth year, the organization is overseen by a committee of industry professionals and assisted by various professional ambassadors and numerous contributors. They sponsor the Dave Simons Inkwell Memorial Scholarship Fund for the Kubert School and host the Joe Sinnott Hall of Fame Award.

DC Announces NYCC 2015 Panel Schedule

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DC Entertainment (DCE) returns to New York Comic Con with an expansive booth featuring must-see costumes, props and collectibles alongside signings with leading writers and artists, special reveals and exclusive giveaways every day of the Con. In addition, DCE will also feature a robust schedule of fan-favorite panel programming. spanning every day of New York Comic from Thursday, October 8th to Sunday, October 11th at the Javits Convention Center.

Decades in the making, pop culture fans will have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to honor one of the comic industry’s most influential works:
“DC Comics – The Dark Knight 30th Anniversary.” Get an inside look at the legacy of the series that defined a generation with DCE Co-Publisher and Batman artist Jim Lee and the talent behind the forthcoming series THE DARK KNIGHT III: THE MASTER RACE, writer Brian Azzarello, and artists Klaus Janson and Andy Kubert. A must-attend for all Batman fans, the panel will also feature surprise guests, exclusive reveals and revelations. Friday, 11:00 am, Room 1D

As the first collection of groundbreaking new titles from DCE’s creator-driven imprint Vertigo begin to debut next month, get a behind-the-scenes look at some of these thrilling new series at “VERTIGO: The New #1s.” Join Vertigo Executive Editor Shelly Bond and the minds behind some of these groundbreaking stories including Lauren Beukes and Dale Halvorsen (SURVIVORS’ CLUB), Holly Black (LUCIFER), Tom King (SHERIFF OF BABYLON), and Shaun Simon (ART OPS). Thursday, 4:00 pm, Room 1A21

DCE boasts the most iconic collection of Super Heroes in the world, and “DC Comics – Heroes To The Core” will enable fans to get closer to some of their favorite heroes with the minds that bring them all to life. Get a first look at all the explosive adventures that await these icons on the page with
DC Entertainment Co-Publisher Dan DiDio, Amanda Conner and Jimmy Palmiotti (HARLEY QUINN), Jeff King (CONVERGENCE), Trevor McCarthy (AQUAMAN), Greg Pak (ACTION COMICS), John Romita Jr. (SUPERMAN), Riley Rossmo (CONSTANTINE: THE HELLBLAZER), Pete Tomasi (SUPERMAN/WONDER WOMAN), Van Jensen (THE FLASH), and David Walker (CYBORG). Saturday, 12:15 pm, Room 1A06

A veritable who’s who of Bat-talent will gather together in Gotham for “DC Comics – Batman: The Bat-Universe.” Explore the latest adventures of the World’s Greatest Detective with Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo (BATMAN), Amy Chu (POISON IVY: CYCLE OF LIFE AND DEATH), Khary Randolph (WE ARE ROBIN), Tom King and Tim Seeley (GRAYSON), Peter Tomasi (BATMAN: ARKHAM KNIGHT), and James Tynion IV (BATMAN ETERNAL), and be the first to witness never-before-seen art and breaking Batman news. Saturday, 1:30 pm, Empire Stage 1E

Dive into the most exciting and diverse stories ever told with a comic for every fan and every genre. “DC Comics – All Access” will include panelists Jimmy Palmiotti (HARLEY QUINN), Heath Corson and Gustavo Duarte (BIZARRO), Brenden Fletcher (BLACK CANARY, GOTHAM ACADEMY), Karl Kerschl (GOTHAM ACADEMY), Steve Orlando (MIDNIGHTER), Babs Tarr (BATGIRL), and Annie Wu (BLACK CANARY), who will all serve as guides to the expansive DC Universe. Sunday, 12:15 pm, Room 1A06

“Mad About MAD” – The country’s #1-selling humor magazine (in a field of 1), MAD Magazine is dumber than ever! Join Editor John Ficarra, Art Director Sam Viviano, Peter Kuper, Tom Richmond and Jonathan Bresman for a ridiculous peek at what’s happening at the magazine, and an epically, moronic Q&A. Sunday 2:30pm Room 1A21

FULL PANEL SCHEDULE

Thursday, October 8th

1:30-2:30pm DC Entertainment – Master Class: Art History
Panelists: Gustavo Duarte, Ivan Reis, Riley Rossmo, Babs Tarr
Location: Room 1A21

4:00-5:00pm VERTIGO: The New #1s
Panelists: Shelly Bond, Lauren Beukes, Holly Black, Dale Halvorsen, Tom King, Shaun Simon
Location: Room 1A21

Friday, October 9th

11:00am-12:00pm DC Comics – The Dark Knight 30th Anniversary
Panelists: Jim Lee, Brian Azzarello, Klaus Janson, Andy Kubert
Location: Room 1D

2:45-3:45pm DC Entertainment Spotlight on Scott Snyder
Panelist: Scott Snyder
Location: Room 1A21

Saturday, October 10th

12:15-1:15pm DC Comics – Heroes to the Core
Panelists: Dan DiDio, Jeff King, Trevor McCarthy, Greg Pak, John Romita Jr, Riley Rossmo, Pete Tomasi, Van Jensen, David Walker, Jimmy Palmiotti
Location: Room 1A06

1:30-2:30pm DC Comics – Batman: The Bat-Universe
Panelists: Greg Capullo, Amy Chu, Tom King, Khary Randolph, Tim Seeley, Scott Snyder, Peter Tomasi, James Tynion IV
Location: Empire Stage 1E

Sunday, October 11th

12:15-1:15pm DC Comics – All Access
Panelists: Heath Corson, Gustavo Duarte, Brenden Fletcher, Karl Kerschl, Steve Orlando, Jimmy Palmiotti, Babs Tarr, Annie Wu
Location: Room 1A06

2:30-3:30pm Mad about MAD
Panelists: John Ficarra, Ryan Flanders, Sam Viviano, Jonathan Bresman, Peter Kuper, Tom Richmond
Location: Room 1A21

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MA – Fairy Revel

HollyBlackLargeHolly Black appears at the fairy revel in the Teen Room at the Public Library of Brookline on Wednesday January 14th, 2015 at 7:00 PM.

The Children’s Book Shop will have The Darkest Part of the Forest and Holly Black’s many other deliciously magical books for sale. Attendees may also bring their own copies of older titles to be signed.

Holly Black is the author of bestselling contemporary fantasy books for kids and teens. Some of her titles include The Spiderwick Chronicles (with Tony DiTerlizzi), The Modern Faerie Tale series, the Curse Workers series, Doll Bones, and The Coldest Girl in Coldtown. She has been a finalist for the Mythopoeic Award and for an Eisner Award, and the recipient of both an Andre Norton Award and a Newbery Honor. Her new books are The Darkest Part of the Forest, a return to faerie fiction, and The Iron Trial, the first book in a middle grade fantasy series, Magisterium, co-authored by Cassandra Clare. Holly currently lives in New England with her husband and son in a house with a secret door. Visit her online at her website blackholly.com

Brookline Library
361 Washington Street Brookline, MA 02445
(617) 730-2370

MA – The Darkest Part of the Forest Signing

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Author Holly Black appears at the Odyssey Bookshop on Tuesday, January 13, 2015 at 7:00 PM to sign her latest novel THE DARKEST PART OF THE FOREST!

Holly Black is the author of bestselling contemporary fantasy books for kids and teens. Some of her titles include The Spiderwick Chronicles (with Tony DiTerlizzi), The Modern Faerie Tale series, the Curse Workers series, Doll Bones, and The Coldest Girl in Coldtown. She has been a finalist for the Mythopoeic Award and for an Eisner Award, and the recipient of both an Andre Norton Award and a Newbery Honor. Her new books are The Darkest Part of the Forest, a return to faerie fiction, and The Iron Trial, the first book in a middle grade fantasy series, Magisterium, co-authored by Cassandra Clare. Holly currently lives in New England with her husband and son in a house with a secret door. Visit her online at her website blackholly.com

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Odyssey Bookshop
9 College Street, South Hadley, MA 01075
(413) 534-7307

MA – Small Business Saturday 2014 Signings

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Odyssey Bookshop hosts signings on Saturday November 29th with guests including Jarrett & Gina Krosoczka, Chrysler Szarlan, Mo Willems, Heidi Stemple, Suzanne Strempek Shea, Holly Black, Kelly Link, Gavin Grant, and Bill Newman!

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Odyssey Bookshop
9 College Street, South Hadley, MA 01075
(413) 534-7307

NYC – City of Heavenly Fire Launch Party

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Press Release:

While the rest of the world may have to wait till Tuesday, May 27th to get their hands on the City of Heavenly Fire, the 6th and final book in CASSANDRA CLARE’s mega-bestselling The Mortal Instruments series, you can purchase it the night before and hear CASSANDRA CLARE and other best-selling authors discuss the books by attending the YA Lit at 92Y exclusive launch event. Be on hand at 10pm, as CASSANDRA CLARE is joined by Newbery Honor author HOLLY BLACK, NY Times bestselling author MAUREEN JOHNSON, and award-wining author KELLY LINK to discuss and celebrate this incredible series and its climactic finale!

Books of Wonder is thrilled that we will be on-hand as the official bookseller for this event, providing readers with copies of all these great authors’ wonderful titles — including City of Heavenly Fire! the night before it goes on sale anywhere else! — and the chance to get all the books signed by their authors! As always, if you cannot make it to this exclusive book launch and 92Y, signed copies of all the books featured at this event will be available in-store at Books of Wonder and on BooksofWonder.com.

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92nd Street Y
1395 Lexington Avenue, New York, New York 10128
212-415-5500

MA – The Coldest Girl in Coldtown Signing

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Author Holly Black appears at the Cambridge Public Library to read her new novel on Thursday September 5, 2013 at 7:00 pm!

About the author:
Holly Black is the bestselling author of contemporary fantasy novels for teens and children, including Tithe: A Modern Faerie Tale and the #1 New York Times bestselling Spiderwick series. She has been a finalist for the Mythopoeic Award and the Eisner Award, and the recipient of the Andre Norton Award. Presented by Porter Square Books

Cambridge Public Library Main Branch, Teen Room
449 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02138

MA – Black Heart Signing

Author Holly Black signs at Barnes & Noble on Friday September 21, 2012 at 7:00 PM.

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Ms. Black, bestselling author of contemporary fantasy novels for teens and children is best known for the bestselling Spiderwick Chronicles. She’s also well known for A Modern Tale of Faerie Series and The Good Neighbors, a graphic novel series.

Barnes & Noble
98 Middlesex Pkwy, Burlington, MA 01803
781-273-3871

MA – A Flight of Angels Art Show

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Rebecca Guay and special guests Holly Black, Alisa Kwitney, Louise Hawes, and Todd Mitchell appear on Saturday November 19, 2011 from 6-8pm!

Rebecca Guay began her art career in 1992, after graduating from the Pratt Institute in New York City with a degree in illustration. She is best known for her painted graphic novels and DC comics, and her illustrations for the very popular game Magic: The Gathering.

Rebecca also created book covers for young adult novels, illustrating theworks of such writers as Bruce Coville and Ursula LeGuin. Goddesses: A World of Myth and Magic, marks her debut as an illustrator for Barefoot Books.

edit: Please note that Bill Willingham will not be in attendance as previously reported.

R. Michelson Galleries
132 Main Street, Northampton, MA 01060

MA – Vericon Book Signings

Harvard Book Store is pleased to partner with the Harvard-Radcliffe Science Fiction Association to host a series of book signings with featured authors on Saturday March 19, 2011.

12:00–12:45: Brandon Sanderson, Ellen Kushner, and Delia Sherman

1:00–1:45: Austin Grossman and Holly Black

2:00–2:45: Catherine Asaro and Sarah Smith

For more information about Vericon, visit their website at www.vericon.org

Harvard Book Store
1256 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 02138

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