Voting Closes This Week in the 2020 Ringo Awards

Mike Wieringo - Ringo Awards Nominee

Voting in the 2020 Mike Wieringo Comic Book Industry Awards, focused largely on US comic titles closes this week.

While normally presented in conjunction with the Baltimore Comic-Con, the 2020 Ringo Awards will be presented virtually, via Facebook and YouTube video, on Saturday 24th October 2020. Voting on the 2020 Ringo Awards Final Ballot is restricted to the comic book industry creative community – anyone involved in and credited with creating comics professionally.

The Nominees are as follows. Final ballots can be submitted directly or via the Ringo Awards website, and voting will close on 23rd September 2020

Fan and Pro Nomination Categories

Best Cartoonist (Writer/Artist)

• Sarah Andersen
• Eleanor Davis
• Jaime Hernandez
• Kevin Huizenga
• Junepurr
• Stan Sakai
• Raina Telgemeier
• David Jesus Vignolli

Best Writer

• Drew Edwards
• Jeff Lemire
• Mark Russell
• Erica Schultz
• Mariko Tamaki

Best Artist or Penciller

• Chris Campana
• Colleen Doran
• Sanford Greene
• Rosemarie Valero-O’Connell
• Marianna Pescosta

Best Inker

• Keith Champagne
• Marika Cresta
• Sandra Hope
• Maria Llovet
• Dan Mora
• Hyeondo Park

Best Letterer

• Deron Bennett
• Jim Campbell
• Clayton Cowles
• Jared K. Fletcher
• HdE
• Nate Piekos
• Cardinal Rae

Best Colourist

• Jordie Bellaire
• Alessandro de Fornasari
• Edson Ferreira
• Laura Martin
• Dave Stewart

Best Cover Artist

• Fabio Alves
• Natasha Alterici
• Stephanie Hans
• Sana Takeda
• Christian Ward

Best Series

Banjax, Danger Zone (Action Lab Entertainment)
• Bitter Root, Image Comics
Black Hammer: Age of Doom, Dark Horse Comics
• Forgotten Home, Vices Press/comiXology Originals
Something is Killing the Children, BOOM! Studios

Best Single Issue or Story

• Bitter Root Red Summer Special, Image Comics
• “Hot Comb” in Hot Comb, Drawn & Quarterly
• Second Coming #1, AHOY Comics
• Spencer & Locke 2 #1, Danger Zone (Action Lab Entertainment)
• Tales of the Night Watchman: The Steam Banshee, So What? Press
• Usagi Yojimbo #6, IDW Publishing

Best Original Graphic Novel

The Adventures of Parker Reef – To Save a Soul, Chris Campana
BTTM FDRS, Fantagraphics
• Dog Man: For Whom the Ball Rolls, Graphix/Scholastic
• The Hard Tomorrow, Drawn & Quarterly
Hot Comb, Drawn & Quarterly
• New World, BOOM! Studios
• Penny Nichols, Top Shelf Productions (IDW Publishing)
• Simon Says, Image Comics
• Snow, Glass, Apples, Dark Horse Comics

Best Anthology

Dead Beats, A Wave Blue World
Drawing Power, Abrams ComicArts
Jim Henson’s The Storyteller: Sirens, Archaia (BOOM! Studios)
Strange Tails, Vices Press
• Thought Bubble 2019, Image Comics

Best Humour Comic

• Fangs, Tapas
• The Handbook to Lazy Parenting, Drawn & Quarterly
Rick & Morty vs. Dungeons & Dragons, IDW Publishing
Superman’s Pal Jimmy Olsen, DC Comics
• Twizted: Haunted High-Ons, Source Point Press
Wonder Twins, DC Comics

Best Comic Strip or Panel

The Middle Age, Steve Conley, Andrews McMeel Universal
• Nancy, Olivia Jaimes, Andrews McMeel Universal
The Nib Editorial Cartoons by Pia Guerra, thenib.com
• Rhymes With Orange, Hilary Price, King Features Syndicate
• Sarah’s Scribbles, Sarah Andersen, Andrews McMeel Universal
Wawawiwa, Andres J. Colmenares

Best Webcomic

• The Croaking, echorise
• Lore Olympus, Rachel Smythe
• Fried Rice, Erica Eng
• Penny Arcade, Mike Krahulik and Jerry Holkins
• Rocío Diestra, Rocío Diestra
• Stand Still, Stay Silent, Minna Sundberg
• SubZero, Junepurr

Best Non-fiction Comic Work

• Coin-Op Carnival, coinopcarnival.com
• Grass, Drawn & Quarterly
In Waves, Nobrow/Flying Eye Books
They Called Us Enemy, Top Shelf (IDW Publishing)
The Twilight Man, Humanoids

Best Kids Comic or Graphic Novel

Dog Man: For Whom the Ball Rolls, Graphix/Scholastic
Guts, Graphix/Scholastic
New Kid, Harper Collins
Science! The Elements of Dark Energy, Bedside Press
The Underfoot: The Mighty Deep, Lion Forge (Oni Press)

Best Presentation in Design

Going to the Chapel, Danger Zone (Action Lab Entertainment)
Making Comics, Drawn & Quarterly
Marvel Masterwork Pin-Ups, Yoe Books (IDW Publishing)
Moomin: The Deluxe Lars Jansson Edition, Drawn & Quarterly
• New World, BOOM! Studios
• Snow White Zombie Apocalypse, Scout Comics
Stan Sakai’s Usagi Yojimbo: The Complete Grasscutter Artist Select, IDW Publishing
• 3D Sweeties, Fantagraphics

The final ballot represents an aggregate of jury and fan top nominations. Congratulations to all of the nominees. Comic pros can click the button below to submit their votes.

• Final ballots can be submitted directly or via the Ringo Awards website, and voting will close on 23rd September 2020

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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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