Tuesday, July 07, 2009

2009 Inkwell Awards Winners Announced

As mentioned on this blog before, I'm a big supporter of the Inkwells. Here are the winners for this year (visit this link for more info):

FAVORITE INKER (favourite inker over another's comic book pencil art from '08 material)

Wade Von Grawbadger (Ultimate Spider-Man) winner

Mark Morales (Thor, Secret Invasion) runner-up

MOST ADAPTABLE (showing exceptional ink style versatility over other comic book pencil artists in '08)

Tim Townsend (Amazing Spiderman) winner

Danny Miki (Incredible Hercules, Ultimate annuals) runner-up

PROPS AWARD (inker over others comic book pencil art deserving of more attention from '08)

Matt Ryan (Ms. Marvel, Wonder Woman) winner

Stefano Gaudiano (The Immortal Iron Fist, Daredevil) co-runner-up

Steve Leialoha (Fables) co-runner-up

THE SPAMI (favourite Small Press And Mainstream-Independent: '08 comic book cover-dated ink work over another pencil artist (Non-Marvel or DC work))

Tim Townsend (Witchblade) winner

Tom Van Zandt (Unhappy Gran’ma) runner-up

ALL IN ONE AWARD (Favourite artist known for almost-exclusively inking his/her own comic book pencil work and rarely the work of others in '08)

Mike Mignola (Hellboy: In the Chapel of Moloch) winner

Simone Bianchi (Astonishing X-Men) runner-up

THE JOE SINNOTT AWARD (a hall of fame designation for an inking career of outstanding accomplishment (lifetime achievement, 15-years minimum- not limited to '08 comic book material)- two winners chosen annually)

Terry Austin (winner)

Dick Giordano (winner)

Tim Townsend (runner-up

In addition the Inkwell Committee will also be presenting a Silver Inkwell Award to Bette Simons, in appreciation and recognition for her brother Dave Simons. Dave passed away recently and is greatly missed by many, both as a colleague and as a friend. The committee honors past members with such an award for their contributions and time served. In the past a Silver Inkwell was also bestowed to founding member Bill Nichols upon his departure.

1 comment:

  1. Unhappy Gran'ma got a mention? Awesome! I know the guys who work on it, real stand-up.