The Inkwell Awards wants to welcome aboard artists Mike McKone (Avengers Academy, Teen Titans), Sal Velluto (The Phantom, Black Panther), and Trevor Von Eeden (The Original Johnson, Black Lightning) as new ambassadors for the non-profit organization to help support and promote it's mission. They join previous ambassadors editor Mike Marts and artists Adam Hughes, Ethan Van Sciver and Mark Brooks. IA founder Bob Almond said "Having these respected creative forces on the front lines is a huge deal for us as their names augment us in the areas of credibility, exposure, and fundraising. While all are notable pencillers, they recognize and appreciate the importance of quality comic book inking and they themselves have inked much of their own work."
The Inkwell Awards (http://www.inkwellawards.com
) is a non-profit organization whose mission is to promote and educate about the craft of comic book inking and to annually recognize and award the ink artists and their work. Now in their third year, the organization is overseen by a number of industry professionals such as founder & director Bob Almond, Daniel Best, Jimmy Tournas, Bob Shaw, Nathan Massengill who make up the IA core committee. They sponsor the Dave Simons Inkwell Memorial Scholarship Fund for the Joe Kubert School of Cartoon & Graphic Art and host the Joe Sinnott Hall of Fame Award. 2010 Voting will take place at the website on August 15-September 15 and their first live awards ceremony will be sponsored by Wizard Entertainment and take place at Wizardworld: New England (Boston) at the Hynes Convention Center on the weekend of October 15-17 (http://www.wizardworld.com/home-newengland.html