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(Reprinting Warlock & the

Infinity Watch #9 (1992))

Writer: Jim Starlin

Penciler: Angel Medina

Inks: Bob Almond

Marvel Comics/22pp

$1.00/Shipped 4/10/19


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(Collects JSA All Stars

#1 & #8, and much more)

Writers: G.Johns, D.Goyer

    and others

Penciler: Sal Velluto, etc.

Inker: Bob Almond, etc.

DC Comics/480pp/

$34.99/Ships 7/3/19



THE TICK#2(variant cover)

Cover art: MIke Lilly &

Bob Almond & Redhead

New England Comics/32pp

$5.99/Shipped 1/27/18






(Collects Aquaman 1-6

& Aquaman Secret Files)

Writer: Rick Veitch

Pencils by Sal Velluto, etc.

Inks: Bob Almond, etc.

DC Comics/200pp/

$19.99/Shipped 1/3/18



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(sold @ NEC stores)



(due to lateness of the

issue to debut at the

2017 Boston Con this

b&w ashcan was re-

leased instead @ the 

venue,limited to 75

copies) Variant cover

Cover pencils:Mike Lilly

Cover inks:Bob Almond

Cover color: David


New England Comics/








(collects H4H#1-12, 

Spider-Island: H4H,

Villains For Hire#0.1)

Writers:Abnett & Lanning

Pencils:Kyle Hotz, others

Inks:Bob Almond, others

Marvel Comics/416pp./







(collects GotG Annual 4,etc.)


Pencilers:Kevin West,others

Inkers:Bob Almond,others

Marvel Comics/352pp/

$34.99/Shipped 4/12/17


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variant cover: Sal Velluto

& Bob Almond

Marvel Comics/32pp/

$3.99/Shipped 4/19/17


KBV2 Hardcover large


Writers: Art Ayris, others

Pencilers:Kyle Hotz,others

Inkers:Bob Almond,others

Kingstone Media/672pp/

$24.99/Shipped 10/18/16


KBV3 Hardcover large


Writers: Art Ayris, others

Pencilers:Kyle Hotz,R.Bonk

   & others

Inkers:Bob Almond,others

Kingstone Media/704pp/

$24.99/Shipped 10/18/16


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New gigs for the summer! Print E-mail
Written by Bob Almond   
Friday, 25 June 2010 19:31

Out of the blue I was contacted by the editor of DC's First Wave series and artist Rags Morales to assist with the inking for the late issue, originally schedule for May 5, now looking like a July release (see solicitations on the left sidebar).  Rags had fondly remembered my brush work from Bloodshot inking Sal Velluto over twelve years ago!  I got seven pages inked and had lotsa pulpy fun with Batman, Doc Savage, The Avenger, and The Spirit.  Check it out!


I also have a new assignment starting in July that will run for two months with me inking over a few artists, some familiar and some new to me.  Regrettably, I cannot speak a word of it to a living soul until the publisher officially announces it but trust me when I say that it'll be a high-point in my career. I'll keep you posted here!


And in a sort of related 'Handbook Hunt' entry, I discovered recently that the magazine that accompanies the Eaglemoss Adam Warlock lead statue has three panels that I inked over both Mike Lilly and Angel Medina.


Handbook Hunt! Commissions Ceased! Site stalled! Print E-mail
Written by Bob Almond   
Sunday, 30 May 2010 12:53

A tradition in my news archives has been to track where samples of work I did are being reproduced in editions, usually the handbooks, where the ink artist is usually not credited.  I haven't been as on top of the Marvel handbooks as I have in the past but in the recent AVENGERS ASSEMBLE handbook there's a small inset panel under the Super-Adaptoid entry with art by Mike Lilly and myself from Annihilation Conquest: Quasar.


Secondly in an unrelated item, due to an incoming assignment workload (more on that later) I will regrettably need to put a hold on all commissions.  I have five on hand that will take a while to get to and it wouldn't be proper to receive any more for the next few months.  I apologize for this inconvenience and once the commission gates reopen I will be certain to mention it here, 'natch.


For the same reason, this site may suffer a bit as I'm already behind with updating my commissions gallery or adding convnetion appearance photos.  Please be patient with me, I know.

Last Updated on Sunday, 30 May 2010 12:58
Last stop on the Inkwell tour....HEROES CON! Print E-mail
Written by Bob Almond   
Friday, 28 May 2010 23:30

For a while anyway.   The Heroes Con on June 4-6 is the last major show until October for me.  I'll leave Wednesday for a fourteen hour roadtrip along with Jimmy Tournas and the Harrison's Comics gang.  I'll be set up at the convention center in artist alley table # 313 next to Mike Lilly and Louis Small.  Originally promoter Shelton Drum offered my non-profit organization The Inkwell Awards a free booth which would be across from an artist alley row where our Ms. Inkwell model could man the booth and be watched by us who would take turns helping out.  But regrettably the model plan fell through and without one or a full-time volunteer, we could'nt take on the booth.  And by the time this was realized a few days ago, it was too late to add another table into AA for the charity.  So I will try to make a little room on my own table for IA items to sell for our fundraising like t-shirts and donation drive books.  There will be more IA members in attendance than anywhere else to date, which makes the lost booth/table opportunity all the more bitter.  But I plan to have a great time nonetheless with fans and friends.


And AFTER the show?  There's work to do!  Something old and something new...for next time, inkwellers!


A donation for the Bridgewater Police Benevolent Fund #174 auction, now on eBay! Print E-mail
Written by Bob Almond   
Wednesday, 19 May 2010 21:18

FYI, here's a piece I inked over a Sal Velluto loose sketch in blueline of Bloodshot last year for my pal Mike "Off" White for the Bridgewater Police Benevolent Fund #174, now on the eBay auction block.


Congrats to Carli Idhe, the 1st Dave Simons Scholarship recipient! Print E-mail
Written by Bob Almond   
Wednesday, 19 May 2010 14:01

From the Inkwell Awards press release:

On May 14 the Joe Kubert School of Cartoon and Graphic Art revealed information and photos regarding their 2010 Scholarship Ceremony.  Among the many winners, second year student Carli Idhe was the first recipient of the Dave Simons Inkwell Memorial Scholarship Fund sponsored by the Inkwell Awards.   "Carli is a very talented 20 year old from Green Bay, WI, who currently has a Cumulative QPA of 3.6 at the Kubert School. Her inking samples were selected from about 20 submissions by members of our faculty of professionals" said Michael Chen, Kubert School Special Projects Coordinator.

Bette Simons, Dave's sister added "Congratulations to Carli, the first recipient of The Dave Simons Inkwell Awards Memorial Scholarship!  It’s refreshing to see such a young, talented artist pursuing the career that Dave loved so dearly.  I wish her much success and happiness.
Dave would be floored by this whole process.  So many talented and devoted people came together to make this scholarship possible.  It is beyond what my words can express to see this come full circle.  I hope that with the combined efforts of those so close to Dave that we can continue to make this scholarship an annual event.  Thanks to everyone and best wishes to Carli."

Veteran comic book ink artist Dave Simons joined the Inkwell Awards as a committee member in December 2008 when his cancer had relapsed.  He served in the organization until his passing the following June.  Following this committee member and friend Bob Shaw presented the committee with the idea of creating the scholarship fund as a tribute to Dave.  The organization worked out the details with the consent and support of Bette Simons and contacted Michael Chen that summer.  It would consist of a $1000 annual scholarship to a promising student in financial need who would be tested by their non-digital inking samples on bluelines on board.  "This is how Dave would have wanted it, with a focus on the traditional craft of inking" said Inkwell Awards director Bob Almond,
"and a sincere congratulations to Carli for all the hard work!".


Here I come again, Granite State! Print E-mail
Written by Bob Almond   
Wednesday, 19 May 2010 13:54

I'll be attending the Granite State Comicon this Sunday May 23 from 10-4 and carpoolin' with my bud Craig for the trip. Besides myself I'll have the Inkwell Awards table set up (along with Bob Shaw in the house) with the usual non-profit good for sale for our ongoing fundraising like our signed 2009 and both editions of our 2010 Donation Drive books as well as all of our t-shirts (both logos and Ms. Inkwell) and our Ms. Inkwell items...just no Ms. Inkwell herself (sorry, guys:-P).  Other guests include Khoi Pham (Mighty Avengers), Tim Seeley (Hack/Slash), Becky Cloonan (Demo), Eric Basaldua (Witchblade, Grimm Fairy Tales), Craig Rousseau (Marvel Adventures), Cliff Rathburn (Walking Dead), Talent Caldwell (Fathom, Wildcats), Chris Moreno (Toy Story), Charles Paul Wilson III (Stuff of Legend) as well as Zeke Savory, Jr., Scott Ambruson, Sara Richard, Greg Moutafis, Hannibal King, Lauren Perry, Joe Haley, Jason Casey, Mike Doherty, and many more!  The Proulx bros of Double Midnight Comics put together a great show every time in Manchester, NH so if you're in the area please drop by for some awesome one-day show fun!


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Avengers: Supreme Justice tpb (April '01)
Original wraparound cover design. Pencils: George Perez, Inks: Thor & Wasp- Bob Almond, Ant-Man & Iron Man- Norman Lee, Scarlet Witch- Scott Hanna, Cap- Tim Townsend, Colors: Tom Smith

Cover art for Black Panther #43. Originally intended as the cover for The Comic Reader Magazine, now defunct. Pencils: Sal Velluto, Inks: Bob Almond, Colors: Tom Smith.

Heroes Con, June 9th 2001. (Clockwise) Bob, Mike Avon Oeming, Norman Lee, and Tom Smith. Photo by Mark Bagley.

Detail from the cover of Black Panther #28. Pencils & inks by Sal Velluto.  Loose visual/symbolic representation of the creative team:  Left to right: Pasquale (Lino) Viapiano (ink assistant), Bob, Sal Velluto, Tom Brevoort, Mark Sumerak, Priest, and Tom Smith (cover colorist).

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