The Mike Wieringo Comic Book Industry Awards is an annual celebration of the creativity, skill and fun of comics.
The awards make their debut this year as part of the fan- and pro-favorite convention, The Baltimore Comic-Con.
Nomination voting is now open for the inaugural 2017 Mike Wieringo Comic Book Industry Awards. Nomination ballot voting is open to the public (fans and pros) from June 27, 2017 until midnight on July 18, 2017. We encourage everyone to participate. Creators and new works published during 2016 are eligible.
Unlike other professional industry awards, the Ringo Awards include fan participation in the nomination process along with an esteemed jury of comics professionals.
More than 20 categories will be celebrated with top honors being given at an awards ceremony Saturday, September 23, 2017.
Michael Lance “Mike” Wieringo (June 24, 1963 – August 12, 2007), who often signed his work Ringo, is an American comics artist best known for his work on DC Comics’ The Flash, Marvel Comics’ Fantastic Four, and his co-creation Tellos.
Most of all, Mike thought good comics were entertaining and innovative. If you could hold his attention and delight and intrigue his artistic sensibilities at the same time, he’d shout your name from the rooftops. And, if it turned out you were a decent, nice person to boot, he’d be your friend for life.”
– Matt Wieringo
Comic Book Historian and Owner of Comics & Friends in Mentor, Ohio
Cartoonist of Leon, Protector of the Playground and Fist Stick Knife Gun
Vice President of Diamond Comic Distributors and CBLDF Board Member
Journalist and Executive Editor at COMICON.com
Colorist and Professor of Illustration at Maryland Institute College of Art