Ringo Award nominees revealed

Mike Wieringo - Ringo Awards Nominee

The Mike Wieringo Comic Book Industry Awards, also known as the Ringo Awards, have announced the 2022 nominees that will be presented on Saturday, 29th October 2022, at Baltimore Comic-Con.

Nominees were chosen by a jury of industry professionals and fans. Voting on the final ballot for 2022 will be restricted to the comic industry pros who have been involved in and credited with creating comics professionally.

Below is the list of 2022 Mike Wieringo Comic Book Industry Awards final ballot fan and pro nominations.

Best Cartoonist (Writer and Artist)

  • Jeff Lemire
  • Sas Milledge
  • Eric Powell
  • Caytlin Vilbrandt
  • Thomas Zahler

Best Writer

  • Jeff Lemire
  • MerryWeather
  • Chris Miskiewicz
  • Tom Taylor
  • James Tynion IV

Best Artist or Penciller

  • Filipe Andrade
  • Juan Cavia
  • Tyler Crook
  • Jeff Edwards
  • Jock
  • PokuriMio
  • Gabriel Rodriguez

Best Inker

  • Sal Buscema
  • Adelso Corona
  • Eber Ferreira
  • Jonathan Glapion
  • Sandra Hope
  • Mark Morales
  • Norm Rapmund

Best Letterer

  • Andworld Designs
  • Clayton Cowles
  • Crank!
  • Taylor Esposito
  • DC Hopkins
  • Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou

Best Colourist

  • Juan Cavia
  • Bruna Costa
  • Dijjo Lima
  • Dave McCaig
  • K. O’Neill
  • Sandro Pacucci
  • Santiago R. Villa

Best Cover Artist

  • Simone Di Meo
  • Jeff Edwards
  • Stephanie Hans
  • Javan Jordan
  • Jeff Lemire
  • Peach Momoko
  • Sana Takeda

Best Series

  • Locke & Key/The Sandman Universe: Hell & Gone, IDW Publishing
  • Many Deaths of Laila Starr, BOOM! Studios
  • Something is Killing the Children, BOOM! Studios
  • Stray Dogs, Image Comics
  • Syphon, Image Comics

Best Single Issue or Story

  • Commander RAO #1, Scout Comics
  • Mamo #1, BOOM! Studios
  • The Many Deaths of Laila Starr #3, BOOM! Studios
  • Something is Killing the Children #20, BOOM! Studios
  • Tales of the Night Watchman: Under the Surface, So What? Press

Best Original Graphic Novel

  • Ballad for Sophie, Top Shelf Productions
  • Blowback, self-published
  • Did You Hear What Eddie Gein Done?, Albatross Funnybooks
  • Djeliya, TKO Studios
  • Save it for Later: Promises, Parenthood, and the Urgency of Protest,Abrams Books
  • This is Where We Fall, Z2

Best Anthology

  • DC Pride 2021, DC
  • SENSORY: Life on the Spectrum, self-published
  • Smut Peddler Presents: Sordid Past, Iron Circus Comics
  • You Died: An Anthology of the Afterlife, Iron Circus Comics
  • Yule: Dreadful Tales for the Holiday Season, self-published

Best Humour Comic

  • Cyclopedia Exotica, Drawn & Quarterly
  • Love and Capes: In the Time of Covid, Maerkle Press
  • Not All Robots, AWA Studios
  • Twiztid Haunted High-Ons: Curse of the Green Book, Source Point Press
  • Wicked Things, BOOM! Studios

Best Webcomic

  • Archie Comics: Big Ethel Energy, WEBTOON
  • Batman: Wayne Family Adventures, WEBTOON
  • I Escaped a Chinese Internment Camp, Insider
  • Let’s Play, WEBTOON
  • Lore Olympus, WEBTOON

Best Humour Webcomic

  • The Little Trashmaid, Tapas Media
  • Love Advice from the Great Duke of Hell, WEBTOON
  • The Middle Age, middleagecomic.com
  • Mr. Lovenstein, Tapas Media
  • Rosebuds, GoComics
  • Sarah’s Scribbles, Tapas

Best Non-Fiction Comic Work

  • The Comic Book History of Animation, IDW Publishing
  • Did You Hear What Eddie Gein Done?, Albatross Funnybooks
  • Elvis: The Official Graphic Novel, Z2
  • Hakim’s Odyssey, Book 1: From Syria to Turkey, Graphic Mundi
  • Run: Book One, Abrams Books
  • Yummy: A History of Desserts, Random House Children’s Books

Best Kids Comic or Graphic Novel

  • Avatar: The Last Airbender – Suki, Alone, Dark Horse Comics
  • Better Place, Top Shelf
  • Just Roll With It, Random House Children’s Books
  • Nobody Likes You, Greta Grump, Fantagraphics
  • Rainbow Bridge, Aftershock
  • The Underfoot: Into the Sun, Oni Press

Best Presentation in Design

  • Did You Hear What Eddie Gein Done?, Albatross Funnybooks
  • EC Covers Artist’s Edition, IDW Publishing
  • Friday Foster: The Ultimate Collection, ABLAZE Comics
  • Jim Lee’s X-Men Artist’s Edition, IDW Publishing
  • Locke & Key: Keyhouse Compendium, IDW Publishing
  • Stake, Scout Comics

The Ringo Awards event will also include the fan only favourites categories and the Hero Initiative Awards (the Hero Initiative Lifetime Achievement Award and The Dick Giordano Humanitarian Award).

Ringo Awards: ringoawards.com

The founder of downthetubes, which he established in 1998. John works as a comics and magazine editor, writer, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. Working in British comics publishing since the 1980s, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Star Trek Explorer (previously known as Star Trek Magazine) and more. 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 "Pilgrim: Secrets and Lies" for B7 Comics; “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood.



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