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Inkwell Awards - Site Relaunch, Live Ceremony & More!!

The Inkwell Ballot Goes LIVE w/ a SITE RELAUNCH on April 1st!  Awards CEREMONY at Heroes Con in June! 
It's that time of year again to vote and show some appreciation for your favorite ink artists when the 2011 online ballot goes live from April 1st until April 30th on their website homepage ( so please bookmark the address! The annual Inkwell Awards recognizes the best work by comic book ink artists, both from material from the previous year and for two noteworthy recipients from our Joe Sinnott Hall of Fame awards. Previous Hall of Fame recipients include Terry Austin, Dick Giordano, Klaus Janson and Al Williamson. The other categories include Favorite Inker, Most-Adaptable Inker, The Props Awards for inkers deserving of more attention, The S.PA.M.I. (Small Press And Mainstream Independent) for non-Marvel or DC material, and the All-in-One Award for artists who ink their own pencils. Anyone is allowed to vote on the online ballot, whether…

Original Art Stories: Kraven's Last Hunt Part III

Last time we looked at the original art for the Amazing Spider-Man #293, which was actually Part II of Kraven’s Last Hunt.  You can see that art here.  Today I want to focus on Part II: Descent (Peter Parker: The Spectacular Spider-Man #131), which is another complete issue, sans cover art, in original art form.  But before we hit the art, I have another special treat in the form of exclusive comments from the artist of the series, Michael Zeck!
Kraven's Last Hunt: full script or Marvel Method? Marvel method. I was strictly a 'plot style' guy at both Marvel and DC. Made all the sense in the world to me to let the penciler tell the story visually first. I would think that a writer should have an easier time with dialogue having the art in front of them as opposed to a blank page, and I think it would allow them to limit their captions or balloons in areas where the art conveys the story just fine by itself? That's a penciler saying that though. For all I know, many writer…

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