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Solicitations

 tick2cover72

THE TICK#2(variant cover)

Cover art: MIke Lilly &

Bob Almond & Redhead

New England Comics/32pp

$5.99/Shipped 12/27/18

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 aquamantpbcover

AQUAMAN: THE WATER-

BEARER TP NEW EDITION

(Collects Aquaman 1-6

& Aquaman Secret Files)

Writer: Rick Veitch

Pencils by Sal Velluto, etc.

Inks: Bob Almond, etc.

DC Comics/200pp/

$19.99/Ships 1/3/18

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THE TICK#1 NEC CON-

VENTION EXCLUSIVE

(sold @ NEC stores)

THE TICK#1 NEC ASH-

CAN EDITION

(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)

Cover pencils:Mike Lilly

Cover inks:Bob Almond

Cover color: David

Ocampo

New England Comics/

32pp/$7.99

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HFHDNACCTPB COV1 col

HEROES FOR HIRE BY

ABNETT & LANNING:

THE COMPLETE COL-

LECTION TPB

(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./

$34.99/Ships 8/16/17

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GARGALY3KV3TPB

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY

CLASSIC: IN THE YEAR 3000

VOL.3 TPB

(collects GotG Annual 4,etc.)

Writers:M.Gallagher,others

Pencilers:Kevin West,others

Inkers:Bob Almond,others

Marvel Comics/352pp/

$34.99/Ships 4/12/17

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BLAPWAK2016004 Var

BLACK PANTHER: WORLD

OF WAKANDA#6

variant cover: Sal Velluto

& Bob Almond

Marvel Comics/32pp/

$3.99/Ships 4/19/17

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KBV2 Hardcover large

KINGSTONE BIBLE V.2 HC

Writers: Art Ayris, others

Pencilers:Kyle Hotz,others

Inkers:Bob Almond,others

Kingstone Media/672pp/

$24.99/Shipped 10/18/16

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KBV3 Hardcover large

KINGSTONE BIBLE V.3 HC

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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Black Panther merchandise stuff Print E-mail
Written by Bob Almond   
Friday, 09 July 2010 22:56

300042For those Panther fans who may be interested: at Heroes Con a fan brought to my attention this Black Panther statue for sale because it partially utilizes the Sal&Bob design.  Also, a fan (maybe the same one) showed me a Johnny Blaze brand shirt with Black Panther art on it (some by Sal&Bob) that was different than the one I own (the one I own is shown below).  If anyone knows how I can buy that other one please LMK and I'll gladly work out a reward for you.  Thanks!

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Last Updated on Friday, 16 July 2010 14:33
 
Grief Print E-mail
Written by Bob Almond   
Wednesday, 07 July 2010 09:47

I share in the grieving for my friend Michael Rankins at the loss of his wife KJ two days ago at the age of 44 after a 3+ year battle with breast cancer and liver disease.  I 'met' Michael via my friend Damon Owens, both art collectors who became my two most-prolific clients ever.  But that wasn't what impressed me the most.  It was their sincere respect, courtesy and consideration.  I have never met truer gentlemen in my life....although I have never actually MET them as correspondence was striclty online and later with a couple of phone calls.  Michael is a true renaissance man with natural ambition to match.   From Michael's Swanshadow blog:

"So… who is this SwanShadow guy, anyway?

I’m a husband, a father, a writer, a speaker, a voice actor, a professional raconteur, a teacher, a pop culture analyst, a baseball fanatic, a trivia maven, a student of comic book history (especially Golden, Silver, and Bronze Age superhero comics), a collector of original comic art, and a second tenor in a world-class a cappella chorus.

I was also an undefeated champion on Jeopardy!, back before some guy named Ken Jennings made it look easy.

The regulars here call me Uncle Swan. Feel welcome to do likewise.

In fact… just feel welcome!"

 

And welcome did I always feel reading his posts and having conversations with him.  Another talent he has is a natural wit that never failed to make me howl, and he displayed that charm and comic skill online even as KJ was deteriorating, raising his friends' spirits when he was often in pain.  A somewhat private man (which is why his wife and daughter are known only by their initials), Michael shared the occasional update to his friends on his blog and his Facebook page, to my perception holding back much of the details and agony he was feeling.  His latest post on his blog is as follows:

 

"Gone
Posted July 6, 2010 by swanshadow

Not to get all depressing on you, but I need to tell you something.

At 11:49 p.m. on Monday, July 5, 2010, my wife of 25 years — and my relationship partner of 29 years — departed this life after a lengthy, hard-fought battle with metastatic breast cancer and a progressive, degenerative liver disease the doctors were never able to fully diagnose.

She passed from this world holding my hand, before taking the hand of One greater and stronger than I, who welcomed her into the next.

KJ (as I’ve always referred to her in this space) was 44.

I will write much more about KJ, and our life together, in the days and weeks to come. But right now, my emotions are summarized by the words of this song, written by Tristan Bishop and recorded by one of KJ’s and my favorite a cappella groups, the House Jacks:

And now you’re gone
Somehow you’re gone
You were my midnight
You were my dawn
You were the shoulder that my life leaned on
You were my world
You were my song
You’re everything I could depend on
And now all you are is
Gone"

 

I grieve for Michael and the woman he loved and shared a life with. My thoughts, prayers, and love are with him.  Feel free to share your condolences at his blog or Facebook page.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 07 July 2010 09:52
 
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.

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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!

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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.

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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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