Tripwire Awards 2020 Winners Announced

Tripwire Awards 2020

The winners of the Tripwire Awards 2020 have been announced, first conceived to celebrate the best in UK and US comics over the past twelve months.

Voted for by the members of the public around the world, the awards were originally scheduled to take place this year at Portsmouth Comic Con. But when that show was put back to 2021, the team thought people would like something to cheer them up in this strange time…

So, last night, Tripwire magazine’s editor-in-chief Joel Meadows and contributing writer and head honcho of The Convention Collective Leonard Sultana presented the awards for 2020 on the title’s YouTube channel.

The awards 2020 nominations were gathered together by Tripwire’s editor-in-chief Joel Meadows, Comicon.com’s senior editor Olly Macnamee, Mass Movement’s Tim Cundle and The Convention Collective’s Leonard Sultana.

“Despite the fact that we couldn’t do a physical ceremony, we felt that we had to do something to announce these awards to the comics community,” Tripwire editor-in-chief Joel Meadows said.

“And so many people from our community have stepped up to give us their acceptance speeches via video. Comics creators and publishers are always keen to support each other and we have been very gratified by what we have received.”

Our congratulations to all the winners – downthetubes was honoured to be nominated in the category of “Best Comics-Related Website” this year.

Here’s the list of all the nominees and winners.

The TRIPWIRE AWARDS 2020: Best Writer Nominations

GRANT MORRISON (The Green Lantern, DC Comics)
RAM V (These Savage Shores, Vault Comics / Justice League Dark, DC Comics)
KIERON GILLEN (Die, Image Comics / Once & Future, BOOM! Studios)
KELLY THOMPSON (Captain Marvel, Marvel Comics)
AL EWING (The Immortal Hulk, Marvel Comics)

Winner: GRANT MORRISON (The Green Lantern, DC Comics)

Tripwire Awards 2020 - Grant Morrison accepting his award
Grant Morrison accepting his award

The TRIPWIRE AWARDS 2020: Best Artist Nominations

JOELLE JONES (Catwoman, DC Comics)
LIAM SHARP (The Green Lantern, DC Comics)
MARCO CHECCHETTO (Star Wars / Spider-Man, Marvel Comics)
STEPHANIE HANS (Die, Image Comics)
SANFORD GREENE (Bitter Root, Image Comics)

Winner: JOELLE JONES (Catwoman, DC Comics)

The TRIPWIRE AWARDS 2020: Best Cover Artist Nominations

DAVID MACK
ALEX ROSS
LIAM SHARP
JENNY FRISON
JOCK

Winner: ALEX ROSS

The TRIPWIRE AWARDS 2020: Best Colourist Nominations

TAMRA BONVILLAIN (Wayward, Image Comics)
DAVE STEWART (Hellboy, Dark Horse Comics)
TRIONA FARRELL (Hit-Girl In Mumbai, Image Comics)
ASTONE VITTORIO (These Savage Shores, Vault Comics)
LAURA ALLRED (Bowie, Insight Comics)

Winner: DAVE STEWART (Hellboy, Dark Horse Comics)

The TRIPWARE AWARDS 2020: Best Letterer Nominations

ADITYA BIDIKAR (These Savage Shores, Vault Comics)
TOM ORZECHOWSKI (The Green Lantern, DC Comics)
TRAVIS LANHAM (The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl, Marvel Comics)
JIM CAMPBELL (Giant Days, BOOM! Studios)
CLEM ROBINS (Hellboy, Dark Horse Comics)

Winner: TOM ORZECHOWSKI (The Green Lantern, DC Comics)

Tripwire Awards 2020 - Jaason Aaron accepting his award
Jaason Aaron accepting his award

The TRIPWIRE AWARDS 2020: Best New Series Sponsored by Ace Comics Nominations

CONAN THE BARBARIAN (Jason Aaron / Mahmud Asrar, Marvel Comics)
HELLBLAZER (Si Spurrier / Aaron Campbell, Black Label/DC Comics)
CHAMPIONS (Jim Zub / Steven Cummings, Marvel Comics)
DYING IS EASY (Joe Hill / Martin Simmonds, IDW Publishing)
THE PLOT (Michael Moreci / Tim Daniel / Joshua Hixson, Vault Comics)

Winner: CONAN THE BARBARIAN (Jason Aaron / Mahmud Asrar, Marvel Comics)

The TRIPWIRE AWARDS 2020: Best Publisher Nominations

IDW PUBLISHING
DARK HORSE COMICS
BOOM! STUDIOS
AHOY COMICS
TKO PRESENTS

Winner: DARK HORSE COMICS

The TRIPWIRE AWARDS 2020: Best New Talent sponsored by The Con Collective Nominations 

JORGE FORNES (Batman, DC Comics)
MICHAEL MORECI (Vault Comics / DC Comics)
J.P. AHONEN (Belzebubs)
JACOB PHILLIPS (My Heroes Have Always Been Junkies / Criminal, Image Comics)
ZOE THOROGOOD (Angel, Self-Published)

Winner: JORGE FORNES (Batman, DC Comics)

The TRIPWIRE AWARDS 2020: Best Original Graphic Novel Nominations

HILDA & THE MOUNTAIN KING (Luke Pearson, Flying Eye Books)
BAD WEEKEND (Ed Brubaker / Sean Phillips, Image Comics)
SNOW, GLASS, APPLES (Neil Gaiman / Colleen Doran, Dark Horse)
OUR ENCOUNTERS WITH EVIL (Mike Mignola / Warwick Johnson-Cadwell, Dark Horse Comics)
LIEBESTRASSE (Greg Lockard / Tom Fish, Comixology)

Winner: BAD WEEKEND (Ed Brubaker / Sean Phillips, Image Comics)

Tripwire Awards 2020 - Bill Sienkiewicz accepting his award
Bill Sienkiewicz accepting his award

The TRIPWIRE AWARDS 2020: Best Collection Nominations

JUDGE DREDD: THE SMALL HOUSE (Rebellion Publishing)
BILL SIENKIEWICZ: REVOLUTION VOLUME 1 (Six Foot Press)
THE GREEN LANTERN (DC Comics)
THESE SAVAGE SHORES (Vault Comics)
LITTLE BIRD (Image Comics)

Winner: BILL SIENKIEWICZ: REVOLUTION VOLUME 1 (Six Foot Press)

Tripwire Awards 2020 - Karen Berger accepting her award
Karen Berger accepting her award

The TRIPWIRE AWARDS 2020: Best Editor Nominations

KAREN BERGER
BRADY WEBB
SHELLY BOND
CHRIS RYALL
MARK DOYLE

Winner: KAREN BERGER

The TRIPWIRE AWARDS: Best Comics-Related Website / Publications Nominations

‘PANELXPANEL’
‘NEWSARAMA’
‘DOWN THE TUBES’
‘COMIC SCENE UK’
‘BROKEN FRONTIER’

Winner: ‘NEWSARAMA’

The TRIPWIRE AWARDS 2020: Best Small Press / Independent – UK sponsored by Knockabout Comics

SELFMADEHERO
TIME BOMB
ACCENT UK
UNBOUND
BHP PUBLISHING

Winner: SELFMADEHERO

The TRIPWIRE AWARDS 2020: Best Small Press / Independent – US Nominations 

TKO PRESENTS
DYNAMITE EDITIONS
DRAWN & QUARTERLY
HUMANOIDS
VAULT COMICS

Winner: VAULT COMICS

The TRIPWIRE AWARDS: The Roll Of Honour Sponsored By Soaring Penguin Press Nominations

MIKE MIGNOLA
JOE KUBERT
PAT MILLS
ALEX ROSS
P. CRAIG RUSSELL
ALAN MOORE
DAVE GIBBONS
LOUISE SIMONSON
ERIC STEPHENSON

Winners: Mike Mignola and Alan Moore

Tripwire is one of the UK’s leading comics and genre websites. It began as a print magazine in 1992 and switched to the web in 2015. It has interviewed every mover and shaker in the worlds of comics, film, TV and genre. This October, it will also be returning to print with a brand new high production value magazine.

Check our Tripwire magazine at www.tripwiremagazine.co.uk

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The founder of downthetubes, John works as a comics editor, writer, as Creative Consultant on the Dan Dare audio adventures for B7 Media, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. Working in British comics publishing for over 30 years, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Star Trek Magazine and Babylon 5 Magazine. He also edited the comics anthology STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War and “Dan Dare”. He’s the writer of “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz, published on Tapastic; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood for digital comic 100% Biodegradable.



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