THE INKWELL AWARDS @HEROES CON!
"To close out the Ceremony, there will be a small Live Auction for some key pieces of original art donated in support of the Awards" Bob continued. "Acting as Auctioneer will be artist and Inkwell Ambassador Ethan Van Sciver. The items to be auctioned will include the signed cover art for the 2010 Wizardworld: New England Con Exclusive Donation Drive book of the character Ms. Inkwell. This was drawn and inked by artist Craig Rousseau and will include his preliminary art and a multiple-autographed copy of the book. Another item will be a Kirbyesque image of DC's Kobra rendered, signed and donated by Michael Netzer (which was published in the Jack Kirby Collector magazine). Michael also donated an unpublished tribute piece to legendary artist Gene Colan." Michael Netzer commented in an email to Bob "I figure it's a good time to be thinking about Gene these days as he's back in the hospital. Maybe a good additional reason that it appears in your auction and goes to a cause I'm sure both Gene and Clifford (Meth) are happy to support." Bob chimed in "Clifford Meth subsequently said that he was very happy about us auctioning off the piece so we feel truly honored to have received it".
After the ceremony the new 2011 Inkwell Awards Donation Drive book will be available for a $15 donation. Produced by founding committee member Jim Tournas, it showcases the awesome artistic donations from the artist community since the last collection. And it has an introduction by writer and founding committee member Danny Best. "It's a nice annual album consisting of great artwork that you'd never see unless you were bidding on these one-of-a-kind gems online" observed Bob. "This edition's color cover art will be rendered by artist and Inkwell contributor Louis Small, Jr. The Ms. Inkwell character rendered by Louis is inspired by model Hanna Pawlowska who acted as the spokeswoman and was well-received at the previous 2010 Heroes show."