And after some correspondence between Bob Almond and living legend Joe Kubert last week, Joe wrote back accepting an invitation for the role of newest ambassador for the advocacy. "The realization that this master of the art form since the golden-age has just joined the team is just too much for me to absorb" said Inkwell director and founder Bob Almond, "it's truly a dream come true!"
Some recent developments from the Inkwell Awards include resuming their fundraising auctions on eBay this fall (http://www.ebay.com/sch/
"I got jammed up this summer with work assignments but since then, for preventive maintenance, we've been trying to delegate various operational duties to the team so things won't get held up again", said Bob Almond. "We have the Joe Sinnott Inking Challenge Gallery book going to print this fall, collecting the contributions of several ink artists over the blue-line pencil art of Joe such as Terry Austin, Mike Allred, Joe Rubenstein, Klaus Janson, Bob McLeod, Ernie Chan, Pablo Marcos, Dan Parsons, Jay Leisten, Mark McKenna and many more. And this year's Challenge should be just as popular, allowing us to further educate about the craft and raise funds from the donated pieces. And we have the Ms. Inkwell Gallery book in the works, collecting renditions by the artist community of our attractive spokesmodel, again, to raise funds for our charity, all allowing us to continue operations, afford various related expenses, and maintaining our philanthropic efforts such as our COMPliments Program which supplies our Hall of Fame recipients with comps of their work and the Dave Simons Inkwell Memorial Scholarship Fund at the Joe Kubert School of Cartoon & Graphic Art."
The 2012 Inkwell Awards ballot is scheduled to go online in April with the actual awards ceremony to be held at Heroes Con on June 22-24, 2012.