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Pro and Fan Comic Book Awards come to "America's Greatest Comic Book Convention" and YOU GET A VOTE!

The Mike Wieringo Comic Book Industry Awards is an annual celebration of the creativity, skill and fun of comics. The nomination ballot is determined by fans and pros alike.

The fourth annual awards will return as part of the fan- and pro-favorite convention, The Baltimore Comic-Con. Top honors will be announced Saturday, October 24, 2020.

We’re proud to announce the 2019 Mike Wieringo Comic Book Industry Awards nominees and winners! Scroll down to see the full list of this year’s honorees.


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The 2019 Ringo Awards Nominees and Winners…

Fan Favorite Winners

Best Cartoonist (Writer/Artist)

  • Echorise
  • Enjelicious
  • Terry Moore – Winner
  • Sean Murphy
  • Jim Woodring

Best Writer

  • Brian Michael Bendis
  • Richard Dent
  • Rylend Grant
  • Jeff Lemire
  • Scott Snyder
  • Brian K. Vaughan – Winner

Best Artist or Penciller

  • Joe Bennett
  • Shawn Daley
  • Ezra Claytan Daniels
  • Steve Ellis
  • Ronilson Freire
  • Dan Mora
  • Dustin Nguyen
  • Ryan Ottley
  • Sean Phillips – Winner

Best Inker

  • J.P. Mayer
  • Mark Morales
  • Ron Randall
  • Fiona Staples – Winner
  • Sana Takeda

Best Letterer

  • David Aja
  • Arechan
  • Taylor Esposito
  • Jared K. Fletcher
  • Todd Klein – Winner

Best Colorist

  • Tamra Bonvillain – Winner
  • Steve Conley
  • Matt Hollingsworth
  • Rachel Smythe
  • Dave Stewart
  • Matt Wilson
  • YaongYi

Best Cover Artist

  • Travis Charest
  • Nick Derington
  • Dan Mora
  • Sara Richard
  • Alex Ross
  • Fiona Staples – Winner
  • Jim Woodring

Best Series

Best Single Issue or Story

Best Original Graphic Novel

Best Anthology

Best Humor Comic

Best Comic Strip or Panel

  • Amazing Spider-Man, Stan Lee/Larry Lieber, King Features Syndicate
  • Bloom County, Berkeley Breathed, Andrews McMeel Universal
  • Doonsbury, Garry Trudeau, Andrews McMeel Universal
  • Garfield, Jim Davis, King Features Syndicate
  • Luann, Greg Evans, Andrews McMeel Universal
  • Nancy, Olivia Jaimes, Andrews McMeel Universal – Winner
  • Pearls Before Swine, Stephan Pastis, Andrews McMeel Universal

Best Webcomic

Best Non-fiction Comic Work

Best Kids Comic or Graphic Novel

Best Presentation in Design

The 2019 Ringo Awards Professional Jury…
Dr. Christina Blanch

DR. CHRISTINA BLANCH

Owner and Manager of Aw Yeah Comics in Muncie, Indiana. Writer of comics including Tales from the Crypt and The Damnation of Charlie Wormwood.

Tim Lenaghan

TIM LENAGHAN

Vice President of Purchasing at Diamond Comic Distributors. Former reviewer at IGN.com and participated in Emerson College’s Graphic Novel Certificate program.

Afua Richardson

AFUA RICHARDSON

Illustrator of the acclaimed graphic novel series  Black Panther: World of Wakanda. Other works include: Attack on Titan, and covers for X-Men ’92, Captain Marvel, Captain America & the Mighty Avengers, and All-Star Batman.

Bob Schreck

BOB SCHRECK

Award-winning editor, shepherding such titles as Frank Miller’s Sin City, Dark Horse Presents, DK2, Batman: Hush, Sweet Tooth, Batman: Year 100, Daytripper, and many others. He has served as editor for such talents as Neil Gaiman, Harlan Ellison, Bernie Wrightson, Fiona Staples, Frank Miller, and many others.  Bob also co-founded Oni Press.

Tom Spurgeon

TOM SPURGEON

Longtime comics industry journalist and the current Executive Director at the Cartoon Crossroads Columbus (CXC). Former editor of The Comics Journal and current editor of The Comics Reporter. Co-author of books including Stan Lee And The Rise And Fall Of The American Comic Book, The Romita Legacy, and We Told You So: Comics As Art.

Who is Mike Wieringo?

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

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