Voting Opens For This Year’s Inkwell Awards

The Inkwell Awards, the non-profit organization devoted to public education and promotion of the art of comic book inking, is calling on fans and professionals alike to vote for their industry favorites. The official public ballot is available now on the Inkwell website through March 20th, 2021. The awards cover all printed American comic books cover-dated in 2020.

There are five categories to vote for:

  • Favorite Inker
  • Most Adaptable
  • Props (Inkers Deserving More Attention)
  • The S.P.A.M.I. (Small Press And Mainstream / Independent for non-Marvel/DC work)
  • All-In One (Artists who ink their own pencils)

“Our nomination procedure continues to include inkers who submitted their work in addition to those chosen by our internal nomination committee,” said Bob Almond, founder, and director of The Inkwell Awards. “Due to the pandemic, nominations were obviously lower due to less titles released and people out of work, but we are pleased with the turnout we received and the work by the NomCom.”

He added, “As usual, too many ink artists are passed over and go unnoticed by most awards events. Ours caters specifically to inkers so they can be recognized and appreciated for their best work. We encourage all who appreciate quality artwork to participate and share on social media; the more voters, the better.”

The award winners will be announced either online or during a live awards ceremony during The Great Philadelphia Comic Con in Oaks, PA if the show happens this year. Along with the five categories above, the internally-chosen lifetime achievement accolades, the Joe Sinnott Hall of Fame Award, and the Stacey Aragon Special Recognition Awards (SASRA) will be announced.

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