The winners for the 2009 Inkwell Awards were announced on the Inkwell Award website.  Take the jump for the complete rundown, and a big congrats to all.


Inks over the pencil work of another artist from ’08 cover-dated comic book material

  • Wade Von Grawbadger (Ultimate Spider-Man) winner (23% of all votes cast)
  • Mark Morales (Thor, Secret Invasion) runner-up


Showing exceptional ink style versatility over other pencil artists in ’08 cover-dated comic book material

  • Tim Townsend (Amazing Spiderman) winner (42% of all votes cast)
  • Danny Miki (Incredible Hercules, Ultimate annuals) runner-up

Favorite Small Press And Mainstream-Independent ’08 cover-dated comic book ink work

over another pencil artist (Non-Marvel or DC work)

  • Tim Townsend (Witchblade) winner (37% of all votes cast)
  • Tom Van Zandt (Unhappy Gran’ma) runner-up


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 (37% of all votes cast)
  • Simone Bianchi (Astonishing X-Men) runner-up


Inker deserving of more attention for their work over other pencilers from ’08 cover-dated comic book material

  • Matt Ryan (Ms. Marvel, Wonder Woman) winner (27% of all votes cast)
  • Stefano Gaudiano (The Immortal Iron Fist, Daredevil) co-runner-up
  • Steve Leialoha (Fables) co-runner-up


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)

via Inkwell Awards

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