Bob Almond

Artist - Black Panther, Star Trek: TNG, A Nightmare On Elm Street, JSA

ACE Comic Con LONG ISLAND
*Appearing FRIDAY, SATURDAY & SUNDAY

Since producing his own homemade "Torpedo Comics" with a group of friends while still in elementary school in the mid/late 1970s Bob has been preparing his whole life for the sequential art medium and the role of a comic book artist. Two years after graduating with a BFA in Illustration at the Umass Dartmouth art college Bob broke in at Marvel Comics in 1992 as a professional inker on Warlock & the Infinity Watch series which led to numerous projects at Marvel for the next decade straight like Guardians of the Galaxy, Star Trek: DS9 and later Annihilation: Congest-Quasar and Heroes for Hire. Most significant was his 3 years of work as inker/storyteller with Priest and Sal Velluto on Marvel's Black Panther from 1999-2002. This highly-acclaimed series won Bob two Squiddy Awards for "Best Inker" (2001-2002) along with one for "Best Creative Team" (2002). Together with Sal they were included in the Heroes 911 tribute book (Marvel), Bloodshot (Acclaim), JSA, Aquaman (DC), Captain Gravity and the Power of the Vril (Penny-Farthing Press), Archer & Armstrong: First Impressions (Valiant), The Phantom/Fantoman (Egmont), The Guardian Project with Stan Lee (Guardian Media) and recently on the Kingstone Bible (Kingstone Media). With other collaborators Bob has also inked assignments like Vampirella: Revelations (Harris), A Nightmare on Elm Street (Wildstorm), Star Trek: The Last Generation (IDW) and recently as of yet unpublished work for Ravesnake Media. This year marks his 25th year in the medium. 

Bob has also acted as a columnist for his inker-centric "Inkblots" column for Sketch Magazine and First Comics News from 2007-2010. This led to his founding of the non-profit Inkwell Awards (http://www.inkwellawards.com) in 2008 where he acts as director and treasurer. He co-created the company spokesmodel Ms. Inkwell.  As the only organization/advocacy of it's kind on the planet it promotes and educates about the oft-misunderstood art form of inking and recognizes the best artists of inking in the field. In 2011 the Heroes Con became the host show for the annual awards ceremony. Almost 100% of funds raised go to the non-profit. They are approaching their ten year anniversary in 2018.