As the non-profit organization The Inkwell Awards commence with their fourth year of advocacy for the art form and artists of inking, they make a premier appearance at the Brockton, MA store of the popular and long-existing franchise New England Comics on Saturday, January 22nd from 12-4pm.
The Inkwells will be represented by it’s founder and director, vet ink artist and columnist Bob Almond (Black Panther, Warlock & the Infinity Watch, Quasar, Stan Lee’s Guardians Project) who will be offering Inkwell Awards merchandise for fundraising donations as well as selling original art sketchbooks of his own work for himself. His website is www.almondink.com
Accompanying Bob will be the organization’s spokesmodel Ms. Inkwell, as portrayed by model Bethany Marino. Attendees will be able to take photos of or with the model for a small donation.
Enrica Jang the writer/producer of AZTECA, the comic series and motion comic will be in attendance.
New England Comics
East Crossing Plaza
716A Crescent St, Brockton, MA 02302
For the third successive year the Inkwell Awards posts their ballot for voting online on the website on August 15 until one month later on September 15. Anyone can vote whether they be a fan or an industry professional. As previously reported, the 2010 Nomination Committee made up of various respected industry professionals, was chosen last fall/winter and they voted on nominees for the ballot this past spring.
Previously the ballot had been posted during the spring and then the summer, respectively, but this year, in order to coordinate the voting period to precede the live awards ceremony that takes place in October, they had to adjust their schedule. The ceremony will be sponsored by Wizard Entertainment and take place at Wizard World: New England (Boston) at the Hynes Convention Center on the weekend of October 15-17th.
It will be emcee’d by Inkwell Awards founder Bob Almond and the organization’s Hall of Fame namesake, Joltin’ Joe Sinnott, will preside as keynote speaker, and a question and answer session will take place with the award winners. Other Inkwell Awards committee members and ambassadors will be in attendance and spokesperson Ms. Inkwell, as played by model Chrissy Cutler, will also be appearing at the event.