Have you voted in this year’s Mike Wieringo Comic Book Industry Awards?

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Fan and pro-jury voting in this year’s Mike Wieringo Comic Book Industry Awards – an annual celebration of the creativity, skill, and fun of comics – closes next week.

Unlike other professional industry awards, the Ringo Awards include fan participation in the nomination process along with an esteemed jury of comics professionals.

The awards will be presented on Saturday 23rd October 2021,as part of the fan- and pro-favourite convention, The Baltimore Comic-Con.

More than 20 categories will be celebrated, with top honours being given at the awards ceremony in October. Fan and pro-jury voting closes on 24th June 2021.

If you have not already submitted your ballot as a fan, you’re urged to vote now, before the deadline.

For full information on eligibility to vote and other information about the awards visit this page on the Ringo Awards website.

Fan and Pro Nomination Categories

  • Best Cartoonist (Writer/Artist)
  • Best Writer
  • Best Artist or Penciller
  • Best Inker
  • Best Letterer
  • Best Colourist
  • Best Cover Artist
  • Best Series
  • Best Single Issue or Story
  • Best Original Graphic Novel
  • Best Anthology
  • Best Humour Comic
  • Best Webcomic
  • Best Humour Webcomic
  • Best Non-fiction Comic Work
  • Best Kids Comic or Graphic Novel
  • Best Presentation in Design

Perennial Jury-Only Nomination

  • The Mike Wieringo Spirit Award

Fan-Only Favourite Categories

  • Favourite Hero
  • Favourite Villain
  • Favourite New Series
  • Favourite New Talent
  • Favourite Publisher

Hero Initiative Award (selected by the Hero Initiative)

  • The Hero Initiative Lifetime Achievement Award
  • The Dick Giordano Humanitarian Award

“It has been so gratifying to see our remembrance of Mike Wieringo take on such a significant role in the comics industry,” said Marc Nathan, Baltimore Comic-Con promoter.

“The excitement of fans, creators, publishers, retailers, distributors, comics press and media, educators… the list goes on and on, but suffice it to say that everyone’s participation has made this award count for so much.

“Our 2021 jury is hard at work poring over publisher submissions now, and we’re excited to see the results of their work and the public’s nominations on the 2021 final ballot later this summer. And we cannot wait to see you in Baltimore in October!”

• For the ballot form and full information on eligibility to vote and other information about the awards visit this page on the Ringo Awards website

• Presentation of the winners will occur at the Baltimore Comic-Con on the evening of Saturday, 23rd October 2021

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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